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BAM2018 Doctoral Symposium



 
The British Academy of Management is pleased to announce that the BAM2018 Doctoral Symposium will take place on Monday 3rd September 2018
 
 

1. Key Event Information

1.1  About the Event

The BAM Doctoral Symposium is BAM's flagship event for doctoral students and is one of the most established & high-profile events in the doctoral community.

The BAM2018 Doctoral Symposium will be held at the University of the West of England on Monday 3rd September.

The Symposium will comprise plenary sessions along with methodology clinics, as well as opportunities to receive impartial expert advice on your research through either Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentation sessions led by senior academics from within the community.

  1.2  Key Dates

  • Registration Opening: Monday 5th March (Midday)

     
  • Submission Dates:  Monday 7th May  -  Friday 8th June 
     

  1.3  Who Should Attend?

We welcome all business and management students from all sub-disciplines to join us in Warwick to attend workshops, plenaries, 1-on-1 Research Conversations and Student Paper Presentations.

  1.4  Why Submitting? Discuss Your Research in a Supportive Setting

The BAM Doctoral Symposium is intended to be interactive and to provide opportunities to engage with experienced researchers. One of the best ways to do this is to present some of your work and gain constructive feedback.

  1.5  Benefits of Attendance



 

  • High quality development workshops
  • Impartial expert tailored advice on your research
  • Network with peers and senior academics

  1.6  Doctoral Symposium Testimonials

     

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  1.7  Programme

 

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2. Student Support

  2.1  Discounted Conference Places

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  2.2  Full-time and Part-time UK Based Student Bursaries

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3. Paper Submission

  3.1  What to submit? 

Whilst it is not a requirement to take part in the interactive sessions, to make the most out of the event       it is highly recommended that 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year students will submit to either the Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentations (details below).

 1st years are not expected to submit but are welcomed to do so if they wish.  

SUBMISSION DATES: TBC

Please Note:

  • This is a separate submission process, different from that of the main conference 
  • Papers presented at the Doctoral Symposium will not be subject to review and will not be published in the proceedings.
  • All registered authors for Doctoral Symposium who submit their paper/poster/research conversations will be guaranteed a slot to present at the symposium.
  • If students have had a paper accepted at the conference, it is not expected that they submit it also to the Doctoral Symposium, but they may wish to submit an alternative paper if they so wish.

  3.2  Research Conversations

What are Research Conversations?

Aimed at students in the early stages of their research, the Research Conversations are round-table discussions designed to help students plan the direction of their research.

What is required to submit?

In order to have a place in a conversation, you should submit an outline paper of up to1,500 words which should include the purpose of the research, key concepts from the literature, the research method and the research questions/hypotheses.

You will be asked to indicate areas that you need help with. These can include:

(a) Literature on the topic
(b) Theory
(c) Methodology
(d) Other (please specify).

What is the format of the session?

1 hr 30 min roundtable sessions of 3 or 4 Ph.D. students will be chaired by an experienced academic. Each student will verbally present a short outline paper for about 5 minutes, after which a group conversation will aim to address the areas highlighted by the student.

Audio/visual equipment will not be provided. Authors may bring copies of their paper and/or PowerPoint slides that they wish to distribute.

Format Requirements

Word count

The word count for the paper presentations is 1,500 words. This excludes the abstract, references, figures and tables.

Title page:

Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, Email and Telephone Number
The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, etc.)
Three or four keywords that help identify its main themes
A brief statement (up to six words) explaining research methodology
Indicate in which area you would value help:

  • (a) Literature on the topic
  • (b) Theory
  • (c) Methodology
  • (d) Other (please specify).

First page:

  • Title (no author names);
  • Abstract (no more than 100 words);
  • The four (max.) keywords from the Title page.

Content:
(Start of text) Papers should include short statements on:

  • the purpose of the research
  • key concepts from the literature
  • the research method (or anticipated method, if not decided yet)
  • the research questions/hypotheses

Finally:
Specify any particular questions you would like to discuss.

Please use the British Journal of Management format for references, formulas, figures and tables. 

BJM Author Guidelines

  3.3  Student Paper Presentations

What are Student Paper Presentations?

Aimed at 2nd/3rd-year students with more developed research, the Student Paper Presentations give delegates the opportunity to present their research and gain feedback in a friendly & supportive environment.

If students have had a paper accepted at the conference, it is not expected that they submit the same version to the Doctoral Symposium.

What is required to submit?

In order to have a place in a presentation session, you should submit a paper of 2,000-2,500 words. Developmental papers are normally expected to have both theory and empirical material but are not expected to have fully developed analysis and conclusion.

What is the format of the session?

1 hr 30 min roundtable sessions of 5 or 7 Ph.D. students will be chaired by two experienced academics. Each student will be asked to present for about 8-10 minutes and then engage in a question and answer session with the audience.

Audio/visual equipment will not be provided. Authors may bring copies of their paper and/or PowerPoint slides that they wish to distribute.

Format Requirements

Word count

The word count for the paper presentations is 2,000 - 2,500. This excludes the abstract, references, figures and tables.

Title page:

  • Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, Email and Telephone Number
  • The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, etc.)
  • Three or four keywords that help identify its main themes
  • A brief statement (up to six words) explaining research methodology

First page:

  • Title (no author names)
  • Abstract (no more than 100 words)
  • The four (max.) keywords from the Title page

Content:

Papers should include statements on:

  • the purpose of the research
  • key concepts from the literature
  • the research method
  • the research questions/hypotheses
  • initial analysis and findings 
  • any preliminary conclusions you have arrived at

Please use the British Journal of Management format for references, formulas, figures and tables.

BJM Author Guidelines

  3.4  Poster Presentations

What are Poster Presentations?

The posters are intended for delegates at the start of their Ph.D., but it is open to all delegates who consider that this may be useful for their research.

Posters will be displayed in the main foyer during all refreshment breaks and presenters will be assigned one break in which they are expected to stand with their poster and discuss their work with other delegates and speakers.

Best two posters will be awarded at the end of the day, once they have been assessed throughout the day by a judging committee.

Format Requirements

For more information on the requirements of the poster guidelines as well as tips and an example poster please see:

Format Requirements and Poster Sample

  3.5  How To Submit

Paper submission for the Doctoral Symposium runs from: TBC

Submissions for the Poster Presentations runs from TBC

IMPORTANT: Only registered students for Doctoral Symposium will be guaranteed a slot to present their submitted work.

When submitting, please make sure that you have included all the information requested on the title and first page. Copy the text from your title page into the body of the email you are attaching your paper to.

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Please don't forget to indicate if you are submitting to the research conversations, the paper presentation or the poster presentation sessions.

Please note that you cannot submit for both Research Conversations and Paper Presentations.
If you are not sure which stream to submit your paper to we recommend that you speak to your Ph.D. supervisor for advice.

 

 

4. Travel, accommodation & tourism

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5. Registration

  5.1  Symposium Fees

The registration fee for the 2018 Doctoral Symposium is £100.

  5.2  How to Register

If you are not a current member of BAM you will need to join before being able to register for the Symposium.

Please note: All students are required to send a letter from their institution to confirm their student status for the upcoming academic year. This applies to both new and renewing members. Please do this well in advance of the 7th March (but after you have paid for your membership) to avoid any problems. Scanned copies of student IDs will not be accepted.

If you are not a BAM member please click here to see all the membership benefits and for information on how to join.

  5.3  Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancellation is made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date. Four weeks prior to the event date, full payment will be required. BAM reserves the right to cancel any of the events if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.

 

 

3rd September 2018   to   10:00 PM
University of the West of England
Bristol
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Event Information
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 3rd September
Venue University of the West of England
Event Type
Target Audience Doctoral Students
Price £100
Booking Deadline 20th July 2018
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at bam@bam.ac.uk.
Delegate List Available? Yes

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