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If you have registered to the doctoral symposium but not workshops and dinner, please check on the day for availability

The Symposium programme has been split into sessions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students. This is meant to help you choose best, but if you consider that other sessions are more relevant to the stage you are at, you are welcome to attend those sessions.
Sessions have been designed with particular Ph.D. stage students in mind, with the following categorizations (note that you can register for any workshop):
  • Year 1: Sessions aimed at students at the end of their 1st year
  • Year 2: Sessions aimed at students at the end of their 2nd year
  • Year 3: Sessions aimed at students at the end of their 3rd + year

Full programme can be found at: Programme

Paper Presentations Schedule 

Research Conversations Schedule

List of Poster Presentation 


The Doctoral Symposium Outline:

By clicking on the titles of the workshops in the sections below, you can find out more information about each workshop.

Time Session Title
8.00am Registration opens  
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome and Introduction  
09.30 - 11.00 Session 1 Year 1: Conducting a Literature Review
DBA Students: Optimising the practical impact of your management research
Year 2: Mixed Methods Workshop
Year 3: Disseminate Research: from research to a paper: The ‘Know-how’ and the process from Editorial perspective
11.00 - 11.30  Break and Poster Presentations  
11.30 - 13.00 Session 2 Year 1 and 2: What Difference does your Paradigm Make?
Year 1: Management Research: Philosophy and Design
Year 3: Preparing for the Viva
Paper Presentations 
Research Conversations (Group 1, 2, 4)
 
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break and Poster Presentations  
14.00 - 14.45 BAM Fellows session: Q and A about Developing an Academic Career  
15.00 - 16.30  Conference Fringe Sessions  
17.00 - 18.30 Session 3 Year 1: Exploring Theory as a Lens for Research
  Year 1: The Success Factor: What differentiates successful doctoral students from non-completers?
  Year 2: Getting Published in Good Journals
  Year 2: Why Sampling Matters
  Research Conversations (Group 3, 5, 6)
  Paper Presentations (Group 1)
  Year 3: Social Media for Academics
  Year 3: Enhancing Your Bidding Capability

The BAM Doctoral Symposium Dinner is a FREE social event aimed to gather into one place all Symposium delegates and speakers, as well as BAM Council members and Fellows. 

Please note that you can register for the Doctoral Symposium Dinner only if you have registered to attend the BAM2019 Doctoral Symposium, taking place on the 2nd September 2019 at Aston University.

Time: Monday, 2nd September2019, 19:30 – 21:00

Location: Courtyard Restaurant, Conference Aston Meeting Suites

For special dietary requirements and general enquiries please email Linh Dang at eventsofficer@bam.ac.uk

Booking deadline is the 19th August 2019. 
 

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SESSION 1: 9:30 - 11:30

First Year: Conducting a Literature Review

Location: Room MB512, Aston University

 

SPEAKERS

Professor David Denyer, Cranfield University
Dr Colin Pilbeam, Cranfield University


SESSION OVERVIEW
In this session you will learn how to produce a high-quality literature review.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Appreciate the importance of literature reviews in business and management
  • Understand the principles of critical AND systematic reviewing
  • Ensure of alignment between purpose, review question(s) and approach
  • Apply the steps involved in producing a high-quality literature review to your own research

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DBA Students: Optimising the practical impact of your management research
Location: Room MB206, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Dr Julie Davies, Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor Emma Parry, Cranfield University

SESSION OVERVIEW
Professional doctorates in management and many PhD studies in business schools draw on              close-to-practice research. The objective of this workshop is for you to reflect on experiences in designing and conducting research that engages practitioners, links theory and practice, and impacts society and organisations. We consider multiple forms of impact – on the researcher such as auto-ethnographies, on organisational policies and practices, professions, the curriculum and REF impact criteria. Optimising impact also requires clear communication strategies in the (social) media, as well as knowledge co-creation and mobilisation to bridge gaps between management theory and management practice. We will share case studies on relevant methodologies for practical impact such as action research, engaged scholarship and evidence-based management. We consider insights from other disciplines such as the ‘Brian Cox effect’ and the value of management scholars as public intellectuals.  
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Second Year: Mixed Methods Workshop
Location: Room MB554, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Dr Murray Clark, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Fariba Darabi, Sheffield Hallam University


SESSION OVERVIEW
  • Give a brief overview of the development of mixed methods approaches.
  • Address the paradigm debates. Does mixed methods research need a particular philosophical and methodological position?
  • Develop an appreciation of the logic of mixed methods research designs.
  • Discuss the benefits of doing mixed methods research.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The aim of this session is to help participants make sense of issues relating to the design and philosophical positioning of Mixed Methods Research. This will support them to develop a critically justified account of the theoretical underpinnings of the core aspects of Mixed Methods Methodology.
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Third Year: Disseminate Research: from research to a paper: The ‘Know-how’ and the process from Editorial perspective
Location: Room MB549, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Yehuda Baruch, University of Southampton
 
SESSION OVERVIEW
The session will present the editorial perspective, indicating reasons what needs to be done for an effective process of turning a research into a manuscript and a manuscript into a published paper. Special attention will be given to the question – what it takes to publish in top management journals. 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Learning to be effective writer of academic refereed papers.
  • Learning the ‘system’ and process of publishing academic refereed papers.
  • Planning for a portfolio of outputs
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SESSION 2: 11:30 - 13:00

First Year: What Difference does your Paradigm Make?
Location: Room MB554, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Phil Renshaw, Cranfield University
Jenny Robinson, Cranfield University

SESSION OVERVIEW
Your metatheoretical assumptions (paradigms) have a fundamental impact on your PhD. This workshop aims to reveal them and to demonstrate their effect. In your Viva you can expect to be asked about your philosophical perspective, so we will develop and refresh your understanding of several paradigms, question your assumptions and demonstrate the complex relationship between different perspectives. Our time together will be highly interactive as you identify opportunities to take different viewpoints.  
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand some of the key differences between paradigms
  • Understand the impact of one choice of perspective versus another on their research proposal
  • Be able to interpret the impact of authors' different perspectives when reviewing papers 

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First Year: Management Research: Philosophy and Design
Location: Room MB549, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Mark Saunders, University of Birmingham
Professor Natasha Mauthner, University of Newcastle

SESSION OVERVIEW
In this session we will use a purpose-built reflexive tool to help participants examine their assumptions about management research and knowledge. We will then look at how their beliefs relate to major research philosophies in the management field, and what implications this has for designing research projects. This will lead to consideration of the practical implications for the design and conduct of participants’ own research.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • To facilitate participants’ reflection on their own beliefs and assumptions about management research and knowledge
  • To develop participants’ understanding of how their research assumptions relate to major research philosophies
  • To enable participants to take a more informed and empowered approach to designing and conduction research.
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Third Year: Preparing for the Viva
Location: Room MB512, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Lisa Anderson, University of Liverpool
Dr Ahmed Shaalan, Cranfield University

SESSION OVERVIEW
In this seminar we discuss the ‘end game’ i.e. submitting your thesis and preparing for the viva. We consider how to ensure that your thesis makes the best impression and what is the nature and conduct of the viva. What are the examiners are trying to do in the viva, what is the candidate trying to do, and how do these engage?  We review what preparations are necessary and what the possible outcomes of the examination are.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • The struture of the viva
  • What are the examiners aiming to do at the viva?
  • What are you aiming to do at the viva?
  • What preparation should you make?
  • What material should you take in with you?
  • What is the range of possible outcomes of the exam?
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Lunch Break and Poster Presentations: 13:00-14:00

               Conference Aston Meeting Suites [CAMS]

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Fellows Plenary: 14:00-14:45

BAM Fellows session: Q and A about developing an academic career
Location: MB419, Aston University 
 
SPEAKERS

Professor Catherine Cassell (Chair), University of Birmingham

Professor Sue Vinnicombe CBE, Cranfield University

Professor Gerard Hodgkinson, University of Manchester

Professor Greg Bamber, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde

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Conference Fringe Sessions: 15:00-16:30

Free of charge, no booking required
 
SESSIONS
  • UK Future Competitiveness in Digitally Enabled Advanced Services
  • Building Better Business Resilience in Micro and Small Firms across Europe
  • Future-proofing International Businesses through Sustainability
              More information, please go to: https://www.bam.ac.uk/fringe-events
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Session 3: 17:00-18:30

First Year: Exploring Theory as a Lens for Research
Location: Room MB554, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Ashley Braganza, Brunel University London

SESSION OVERVIEW
This practical workshop will introduce students to the concept of using theory as a lens for research.  Students will explore the different ways in which theory can influence all stages of a research project and will have the opportunity to discuss these issues in relation to their own research.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Students will gain a general understanding of the influence which different theories on business research.
  • Students will be able to apply their understanding of the influence of theory on business research to their own research project.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the impact of their choice of specific theories on their research design.
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First Year: The Success Factor: What differentiates successful doctoral students from non-completers?
Location: Room MB549, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Dr Paul Joseph-Richard, Ulster University
Professor Janet McCray, University of Chichester
 
SESSION OVERVIEW
The aim of this session is to raise awareness of participants to what successful doctoral completers do differently to non-completers.  Globally, doctoral student attrition rates remain high.  Despite numerous studies focusing on the reasons for doctoral non-completions in universities, less attention has been paid to the perspectives of successful PhD completers.  We wondered “What makes the successful doctoral completers resilient during their candidature?”  and interviewed 12 completers from two universities. In this session, we share the findings of our empirical study.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • To explore how current doctoral students can develop resilience in a range of settings beyond supervisory relationships, which include everyday interactions and experiences.
  • To explain how the completers made the best use of resilience-protection factors such as their family, peers, supervisors, and the institutional processes to re-energise themselves over time.
  • To discuss the benefits of developing resilience-protecting networks and alliances.
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Second Year: Getting Published in Good Journals
Location: Room MB204, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Nelarine Cornelius, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Dermot Breslin, University of Sheffield

SESSION OVERVIEW
In this session, Prof Nelarine Cornelius and Dr Dermot Breslin will share their experiences of writing, reviewing and editing for high impact research journals. An overview of the peer review process will be given, and the different perspectives of editors and reviewers will be presented. Advice will be given on preparing papers for journal submission, dealing with reviewers and understanding feedback. Finally, different approaches to developing a paper's contribution will be discussed. The session will end with a Q&A, giving attendees the opportunity to explore key issues in more detail.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understanding the Editorial process
  • Getting through the door and ‘hooking in’ the editors
  • Understanding why papers are rejected
  • Dealing with referees
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Second Year: Why Sampling Matters
Location: Room MB512, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Mark Saunders, University of Birmingham
Dr Alvina Gillani, University of Surrey


SESSION OVERVIEW
The sampling session will take the form of a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Within the presentation myths and misconceptions regarding sampling will be dispelled and issues of representativeness and generalizability addressed. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions related to their own research.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Students will be aware of the relationship between research question, population, the sample selected and the implications of sample size.
  • Students will understand the implications of using different probability and non-probability sampling techniques and the need to combine techniques within a research project
  • Students will be able to explain sample selection precisely in their method and justify their selection for their own research project
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Third Year: Enhancing Your Bidding Capability
Location: Room MB206, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Pawan Budhwar, Aston University
Dr Prasanta Dey, Aston University


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Research funding
  • Getting started - identifying funding sources
  • Preparing the Application
  • Research proposal - tips for success
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Third Year: Social Media for Academics
Location: Room MB708B, Aston University
 
SPEAKERS
Professor Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University

SESSION OVERVIEW
The session will offer useful insights and practical advice related to the use of social media for academic work. These will be contextualised by the presenters by using real life examples and sharing their experiences of using social media for different purposes. The session’s learning objective will revolve around answering the following questions:
  • What are social media and why are they useful tools for academics?
  • What is good practice related to research, teaching and engagement?
  • How can academics make effective use of their resources when it comes to managing their social media presence?
  • How can good practice be adapted to an individual’s own circumstances?
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Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.
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2nd September 2019   to   7:00 PM
Session 1: 9:30-11:00
Year 1: Conducting a Literature Review £ 0.00
DBA Students: Optimising the practical impact of your management research £ 0.00
Year 2: Mixed Methods Workshop £ 0.00
Year 3: Disseminate Research: from research to a paper: The ‘Know-how’ and the process from Editorial perspective £ 0.00
None £ 0.00
Session 2: 11:30–13:00
Year 1: What Difference does your Paradigm Make? £ 0.00
Year 1: Management Research: Philosophy and Design £ 0.00
Year 3: Preparing for the Viva £ 0.00
None £ 0.00
Session 3: 17:00–18:30
Year 1: Exploring Theory as a Lens for Research £ 0.00
Year 1: The Success Factor: What differentiates successful doctoral students from non-completers? £ 0.00
Year 2: Getting Published in Good Journals £ 0.00
Year 2: Why Sampling Matters £ 0.00
Year 3: Social Media for Academics £ 0.00
Year 3: Enhancing Your Bidding Capability £ 0.00
None £ 0.00
Doctoral Symposium Dinner: 19:30–21:00
Yes £ 0.00
No £ 0.00
Event Information
Product Code
Event Provider
Date / Time 2 September 2019
Venue
Event Type Symposia
Target Audience Doctoral Students
Price
Booking Deadline 23 August 2019
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at eventsofficer@bam.ac.uk.
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