BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium

Following recent developments concerning Covid-19, The British Academy of Management has decided to hold the Doctoral Symposium this year online, via Zoom. Registration to BAM Doctoral Symposium is now open. 


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 BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium will be held online this year, on Tuesday 1st September. 

The Symposium will comprise of 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. 

Who Should Attend?

We welcome all business and management students from all sub-disciplines to join us in Manchester 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.

Key Dates:

  • Paper Submission Opening - Monday 4th May: Please view paper submission details here: link

  • Poster Submission Opening - Monday 4th May: Please view poster submission detials here: link
  • Paper Submission Closing - Friday 31st July

  • Poster Submission Closing - Friday 14th August

Submissions and session format details - further information to follow

All submissions should be sent directly to Raluca Stroe from Monday 4th May until the deadline Friday 31st July - for papers and Friday 14th August - for posters, via the following link: DS_Submissions

 Benefits of Attendance

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


British Academy of Management Doctoral Symposium – Programme

Time of the session

Early stage PhD Students

Later stage PhD Students

09:30 - 9:45

Welcome & Introduction

10:00 - 11:00

Conducting a Literature Review 

by Prof David Denyer & Prof Colin Pilbeam

Preparing for your Viva 

by Dr Ahmed Shaalan

11:15 - 12:30

Research conversations

Paper presentations


Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

Exploring theory as a lens for research 

by Prof Ashley Braganza

Disseminate Research: from research to a paper 

by Prof Yehuda Baruch

14:45 - 15:45

The Success Factor: What differentiates successful doctoral students from non-completers? 

by Dr Paul Joseph-Richard & Prof Janet McCray

Optimising the practical impact of your management research 

by Dr Julie Davies & Dr Emily Yarrow

16:00 - 17:00

BAM Fellows Q&A about developing an academic career*

17:00 - 17:15

Awards Ceremony & Closing the Symposium


Symposium Fees

Please note the registration for the Doctoral Symposium is now open. 

  • Fee to attend Doctoral Symposium: £45 to include student membership 
  • Fee to attend BOTH Doctoral Symposium and the Conference in the Cloud : £55 to include student membership

IMPORTANT:  Take advantage of a reduced Conference fee by making a combined payment of £55 via the Doctoral Symposium webpage. Delegates are required to attend both Doctoral Symposium and BAM2020 Conference to get the discounted fee. 

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to hold the BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium remotely. 

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. 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

1st September 2020 through  8:30 PM
BAM2020 Doctoral Symposium Member Fee [includes BAM Membership] £ 45.00
Event Information
Product Code 415402
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 1st September
Venue Online Event
Event Type Symposia
Target Audience Doctoral Students
Price The fees can be accessed on the BAM Doctoral Symposium website
Booking Deadline 29 August 2020
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at
Delegate List Available? No

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