BAM2019 Doctoral Symposium

Key Information

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 BAM2019 Doctoral Symposium will be held at the Aston University on Monday 2nd 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


 Key Dates

  • Registration Opening: Wednesday 6th March (12.00 GMT)
  • Paper Submission Dates:  Monday 29th April -  Friday 21st June
  • Poster Presentation Dates: May 7th - June 28th

Who Should Attend?

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



Why To Submit? 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.

All submissions please send to eventsofficer@bam.ac.uk.

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

 

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

 

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

 

All submissions please send to eventsofficer@bam.ac.uk.


 Benefits of Attendance

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

Symposium Fees

  • Fee to attend Doctoral Symposium only  -  £100
  • Fee to attend BOTH Doctoral Symposium and Conference - £200

IMPORTANT:  Take advantage of a reduced Conference fee by making a combined payment of £200 via the Doctoral Symposium webpage. Conference fee is discounted by £145 if you are a student who also attend the Doctoral Symposium.


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 stude nt status for the upcoming academic year. This applies to both new and renewing members. Please do this  well in advance of the 6th 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.


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.

2nd September 2019   to   7:30 PM
BAM2019 Doctoral Symposium Fee ONLY £ 100.00
BAM2019 Doctoral Symposium Fee and BAM2019 Conference Registration Fee £ 200.00
Event Information
Product Code 415302
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 2nd September
Venue Aston University
Event Type
Target Audience
Price £100 for Symposium ONLY; £200 for Symposium and BAM2019 Conference
Booking Deadline 31 July 2019
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? No
Conference Information
Call for papers deadline 6 June 2019
Conference Name
Conference Proceedings No

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