BAM2014 Conference

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Key Dates

Upcoming Dates at a Glance:

  • JAN 16 : Paper submission opens
  • FEB 26: Paper submission closes
  • MAR 04: Booking opens
  • JUN 03: Deadline for paper presenters to register
  • JUN 30: Deadline for paper revisions
  • JUL 31: Provisional paper times released

1. About the BAM Conference

  1.1  About the BAM2014 Conference

The British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious international events for business and management scholars. Attracting world class researchers from over 50 countries worldwide, the conference provides a friendly, supportive environment to receive feedback, share ideas and find inspiration.

BAM2013 was a great success with over 850 delegates meeting in Liverpool. For BAM2014 we look forward to welcoming the management research community to Belfast for the 28th Annual BAM Conference, hosted by the University of Ulster Business School.

  1.2  Conference Theme

The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development

Today, without question, higher education plays an important role in supporting and facilitating economic growth. Research confirms that the prosperity of regional economies and the health of their universities are inextricably linked. In the face of austerity and increasing public sector budget cuts business schools have a key role to play through their research and teaching and learning activities in helping to drive economic and social development. Dedicated to representing and developing the community of management academics, the BAM conference in 2014 will explore the role that university business school research and practice plays in fostering economic and social growth and development in the global business environment.

Today’s business schools continually interact with external organisations, for example through education and training for a diverse workforce, research publications, conferences, consulting, joint research and development, enterprise and new business formation. All of these, in turn, affect regional economic development. But arguably the ultimate impact will depend upon cooperation and knowledge exchange between academic researchers and the business sector.

Critical questions include:

  • What are the economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts that can be generated by Business School research beyond the development of theory?

  • Where and how can business school based research contribute to the future economic and social development of regions?

  • How can impacts be sustained beyond the current economic crisis?

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The BAM 2014 conference will not only explore the academic (or supply side) perspective of how business school research can drive economic growth, but an industry/organization (or demand side) perspective through engagement. Belfast has seen much change in the last 10 years and today is a vibrant city full of opportunity, inspiring enterprise, creativity and change. As the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast has built a reputation as an international destination for city tourism visits and a gateway for tourists visiting the whole of the island of Ireland. As a result of renewed confidence in Belfast as a business hub and as a contemporary urban visitor destination, the city is positioned as Northern Ireland’s regional driver. The University of Ulster’s mission is to support, facilitate and inspire regional economic development and its impact will be visible to all delegates.

The Ulster Business School at the University of Ulster has approximately 140 academic staff and over 6000 full- and part-time students, and is one of the largest providers of business and management education and training in Britain and Ireland. Positioned across Northern Ireland in four campuses (Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Londonderry) the Ulster Business School has made significant investment in skills, entrepreneurship and innovation to drive the recovery of the Northern Ireland economy. In a time of economic challenge and change, the Ulster Business School has recently established the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Development, focused on providing leading research on the regional and UK economy. This hub of economic development demonstrates the University’s commitment to supporting business enterprise in this region, and is an appropriate backdrop to exploring the agenda of how business school research can impact upon economic development.

  1.3  Who Should Attend

BAM welcomes all management academics/practitioners of all career stages, research interests and nationalities. Delegates are encouraged to present their work in a friendly & supportive environment and attend the interactive workshops and the keynote plenaries.

  1.4  Benefits of Attendance

  • Raise your profile through networking and engagement with researchers at all career stages
  • Showcase your research and develop research ideas through discussion and feedback from experienced colleagues
  • Training and Development opportunities at the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions
  • Connect with researchers and explore opportunities within and beyond your areas of specific research interest through the Special Interest Groups and a variety of other events 

  1.5  Gala Dinner

Join over 400 delegates expected to attend the BAM2014 Gala Dinner, the largest social evening of the BAM conference, on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at the Belfast Titanic Museum.

Complementary Tour of the Galleries and Exhibitions

As part of the evening why not explore Belfast’s most famous tourist attraction with a complementary ticket to view the galleries and exhibitions?

Watch the video below to find out more about what you can expect:

About the Evening

We recommend guests arrive from 6:30pm to allow 30 - 40 minutes to delve into the history of the Titanic. The Gala Dinner drinks reception will follow (from 7pm) with guests being called to dinner at 8pm in the stunning Titanic Suite, which includes a great photo opportunity by a full size replica of the stunning entrance stairway.

How to Book

Tickets cost £56 and delegates will be able to purchase this with their main conference registration or via the folowing separate booking link:

Register for Gala Dinner Separately

  1.6  BAM2013 Testimonials

Delegates from the BAM2013 Conference have kindly provided BAM with some testimonials from the event to encourage new delegates to attend the BAM2014 Conference.

Please read on to hear what they had to say:

  1. Excellent opportunity to communicate my research to colleagues of all levels, get feedback in a friendly and collegial way, and also find out about the latest cutting edge research other colleagues have been conducting. I really look forward to the 2014 BAM conference.
    Ioanna Iordanou, Warwick Business School
  2. That was a very good experience. Lots of inspiring moments- papers worth reading, thoughts worth listening and ideas to consider. Fantastic, friendly atmosphere.
    Milena from University of Economics in Katowice
  3. BAM Conference is a prestigious event where we can meet top quality professionals of the Academy and other organisations from every country. The review process is very respectful and it gives to the participants an opportunity to improve their papers even after the approval. It is a chance to make things better.
    Mirian Palmeira UFPR – Federal University of Parana – Brazil
  4. BAM is an excellent conference, with high quality works, friendly enviroment and great opportunities to network.
    José Marcos Mesquita, Universidade Fumec, Brazil
  5. BAM offers an excellent opportunity for networking with other peers and exchange knowledge. Very useful for academics at any stage
    Maria Socratous, Heriot Watt University
  6. This was my first BAM conference experience. There were so many positive aspects, it's difficult to select some. I especially appreciated the PDW Professional Development Workshop, how to write an effective review, especially meeting the authors was an experience: a paper is written by real humans, the review I wrote was addressed to real people and I had the opportunity to tell them my judgement into their eyes, not easy! It is different to write a review on your computer, being negative maybe impolite, but in front of the real person who wrote the paper, it all becomes different. Besides this, I appreciated my own joint presentation and the following discussion in the audience. I also was given the opportunity of being session chair, the last session on Thursday evening and had the opportunity to accept authors from South Korea who asked me the permission to present in my session, as their flight was delayed one day - instead of arriving on Wednesday they only arrived on Thursday morning and came directly from the airport to our session. We had 4 paper presentations instead of 3, shortening each presentation a bit, we had a fantastic session, making it really interesting, even though it was late and people tired after the wonderful Gala Dinner in the Anglican Church and dancing to the Beatles.
    Dr Ursula Schinzel, United Business Institutes Luxembourg
  7. A wonderful introduction to these conferences as a first time delegate. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with those just starting out in their field of research to seasoned academics who are great to glean advice from.
  8. BAM has excellent networking strategies and it is poised to reposition management approach globally.
  9. An excellent conference for gaining constructive feedback. Feel like you are part of a supportive academic community working together to make a difference
  10. BAM 2013 Conference as others was friendly, supportive, helpful, diverse and scholarly.
  11. BAM Conference is the exchange of opinions, ideas and knowledge, extremely useful meeting and communication, collaborative projects and future joint research and publications
  12. BAM in 2013 in Liverpool, I had very interesting moments. I met new colleagues and I could reconnect with friends from Brazil. The talks contributed to my learning. I hope to soon join again!
    Danilo Sampaio (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Head of Department of Administration and Professor of Marketing)
  13. Enthusiasm and high professionalism of organizers and tracks chairs, diversity of directions of management research, and interesting reports and papers with different formats.
  14. Extremely rewarding experience, must for every researcher.
    Shagufta Sarwar (Swansea University)
  15. Great talks, people, organization and location.
  16. I believe the conference was a valuable experience for doctoral students / early researchers.
    Costas Photiou, Newcastle University Business School and Grenoble Ecole De management
  17. I very much enjoy the BAM style perhaps best described as 'relaxed professionalism'. The BAM management team do an excellent job every year. Many thanks for an enjoyable and productive experience!
    Prof David Coldwell School of Economic and Management Sciences University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
  18. In terms of organization, the attitude of the management, coupled with how the support staff went about their duties, I can confirm that this the best conference I have attended since becoming an academic
    Dr. Damoah Obi Berko, first time BAMER, University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
  19. In the last three years, I have been attended various international conferences. Surely, the BAM 2013 conference was one of the best ones.
  20. The climate at the BAM Conference 2013 was very good. People were friendly, enthusiastic about their research, and very including. Comments at presentations were very constructive
  21. The conference was a lot bigger than I imagined, generating a real buzz and excitement across the three days.

  1.7  Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

The British Academy of Management would like to invite you to join its 28th Annual Conference as an Exhibitor and Sponsor.

The event will be held at Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland on
09 - 11 September 2014 and is hosted by the University of Ulster Business School.

We welcome you to be part of this stimulating event.

Key Benefits available for Exhibitors and Sponsors at BAM2014

  • An excellent networking opportunity to promote your organisation at the Conference and provides maximum visibility among the business and management research community.
  • To connect your organisation to high-quality research at the BAM Conference and to provide a strong foundation on which to build relationships with skilled researchers.
  • To give your organisation a platform to network and engage with key decision makers in Business Schools and in associated organisations.
  • To increase awareness and engagement with your organisation among the business and management community.
  • To publicise your organisation's products and services among key decision makers in Business Schools and in associated organisations.
  • To provide maximum visibility for your organisation and to provide a strong foundation on which to build relationships with skilled researchers.
  • Plus many more...

All of the opportunities have been designed to feature your organisation centrally at the BAM2014 Annual Conference in a lasting and memorable way.

Book your place before Friday 24th January 2014 and take advantage of our 20% early bird discount fee.

Please click here for more information on the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available at the BAM2014 Conference or for any other enquiries, please contact Khanisa Riaz

  1.8  Fees and Registration Procedure

Booking for the conference will open at 9am on the 4th March 2014.

The 2014 conference fees will remain at 2012 prices:

  • £385 - Ordinary Members
  • £245 - Student Members
  • £56 - Optional Conference Gala Dinner Ticket (Wednesday 10th September)

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

If you are not a BAM member please click here to see all the membership benefits, or click here to join now.

You do not need to be a BAM member to submit a paper.

  1.9  Mailing List

To receive conference updates or to sign up to other BAM communications such as our monthly newsletter and events bulletins please go to:

Sign up to the BAM Mailing Lists Now

2. Submitting a Paper

  2.1  BAM2014 Tracks

The following Tracks will be accepting papers at the BAM Conference. To read more about the tracks and for contact details for the Track Chairs please go to:

BAM2014 Track Summaries

The BAM2014 Tracks:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • E-Business and E-Government
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender in Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Identity
  • Innovation
  • Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Partnerships, Alliances and Networks
  • International Business
  • Knowledge and Learning
  • Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Management and Business History
  • Marketing and Retail
  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Organizational Studies
  • Organizational Transformation, Change and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Public Management and Governance
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategy
  • Strategy as Practice
  • Sustainable and Responsible Business

  2.2  Paper Submission Requirements and Links

Paper Submission for the BAM2014 Conference has now officially opened! Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the instructions below. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm (GMT) on the 26th of February. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Information Before You Submit

  1. Before submitting a paper, please ensure that you have read all of the
    paper submission requirements.

  2. You can submit a paper to one track only. To choose, please find out more on
    the tracks available at BAM2014.

  3. Please be aware that you can only submit a maximum of 3 papers to the BAM2014 Conference.

  4. Submit Your Paper Now

3. Doctoral Students

  3.1  Doctoral Symposium

In addition to the conference, BAM will also hold a Doctoral Symposium on Monday the 8th September at the University of Ulster Business School. This event costs just £100, and the first 100 students to register will receive a free place to attend the main conference (worth £245).

Main Features

  • Development Workshops
  • Paper feedback
  • 100 free main conference places
  • 80 UK based student bursaries
  • Networking at the doctoral dinner

For more information on the Doctoral Symposium please click here

  3.2  Reduced Student Fee

Both full-time and part-time doctoral students are eligible to receive a reduced fee of £245 to attend the main conference.

Please be aware however that a letter from your institution will be required when signing up / renewing your student membership to verify your student status for the upcoming academic year.

4. Planning Your Attendance

  4.1  Programme

We aim to inform authors with accepted papers of their provisional session times in July 2014.

Please be aware that the timings and order of sessions may be subject to last minute alterations, so we recommend that speakers plan to attend for the full duration of the conference.

The provisional schedule for the conference will be:

Tuesday 09th September

8:00-9:30 New Member’s Welcome Reception
9:30-11:00 PDWs – session 1
11:00-11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30-13:00 PDWs – session 2
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Opening Plenary Session
15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee break
16:00-17:30 SIG/Track workshops and symposia/ CONFERENCE SESSION 1
17:30-17:45 Short break
17:45-18:45 SIG AGMs
18:45 onwards  Informal SIG Gatherings (up to the SIG chair/s and committee members)

Wednesday 10th September

08:00-18:00 Conference Registration Open
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
12:30-14:00 Lunch Available
12:30-14:00 Coffee/Tea Available
12:40-13:50 Meet the Editors Session - TBC
12:45-13:45 SIG and Track Chairs Meeting
15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break

Evening – Tickets only

19:00-20.00 Conference Dinner Reception Drinks Belfast Titanic
20:00-23:00 Conference Gala Dinner Belfast Titanic

Thursday 11th September

08:00-09:00 Conference Registration Open
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
12:30-14:00 Lunch Available
13:00-14:00 BAM Annual General Meeting

The final programme will be released at the start September.

  4.2  Location, Travel and Map

Registration for the BAM2014 Conference will be at the Belfast Waterfront, located just ten minutes’ walk from Belfast City Centre at 2 Lanyon Place.


Belfast Waterfront
2 Lanyon Pl
Belfast, Antrim BT1 3WH


By plane

Belfast is served by two airports and is within easy reach of national and international destinations.

The George Best Belfast City Airport is located three miles from Belfast Waterfront.

A regular bus service runs to and from the city centre and the journey time by car is around five minutes.

The Belfast International Airport is around 20 miles north of the city centre and the average journey time by car is around 45 minutes.

There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre.

By car

We are located in Lanyon Place, just off Oxford Street in the city centre.

If you are travelling on a major road into the city, follow signs for the city centre and Belfast Waterfront via East Bridge Street or Oxford Street.

More information about car parking at Belfast Waterfront

By bus

The nearest bus station is the Laganside Bus Centre, which is around two minutes’ walk from Belfast Waterfront.

There is a bus stop on Oxford Street, directly outside the building.

The main bus provider in Belfast is Translink, which runs both Ulsterbus and Citybus Metro services.

By train

The nearest train station is Central Station, which is in East Bridge Street, around five minutes’ walk from the venue.

There is a regular train service to Dublin and the average journey time is around two hours.

For train timetables, visit

By taxi

There is a direct phone link to Fon-A-Cab (028 9023 3333) just inside our main entrance.

By boat

Belfast is well served by ferries and we are located near the main port.

Stena Line and P&O Irish Sea Ferries operate daily services from the UK to Northern Ireland or see for price comparisons for UK and European services.

On foot

Belfast Waterfront is located in Lanyon Place beside the River Lagan.

We are around five minutes’ walk from the city centre – just follow the directions from Belfast City Hall towards Chichester Street.

Cross the traffic lights at Victoria Street and pass through the law courts.

Then cross the traffic lights on Oxford Street – we are located next to the Belfast Hilton Hotel.

  4.3  Accommodation

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and needs to be booked by delegates separately.

To help delegates find accommodation we have put together a guide:

BAM2014 Accommodation Guide

  4.4  Tourist Information

A city amply supplied with libraries, museums, universities, cathedrals,cobbled streets and red brick Victorian terraces, Belfast is a must see destination for history fans.

Tourists Opinions on Belfast


Although settlement in the Belfast area dates back to the Bronze Age, its status as a major industrial centre dates back to the 17th century. It was granted city status by Queen Victoria in 1888, and for a brief period in the early 20th century, Belfast overtook Dublin as the largest city in Ireland. There are over 500,000 people living in the greater Belfast region today, of many ethnicities and religions, as the city enters its newest phase as a multicultural, cosmopolitan European city that still retains the friendliness of a village and the ease of access of a town.

Industrial Heritage

Some of the industries which allowed Belfast to flourish in the 19th century, such as rope making, ship building, and the artisan production of linen, tea and lemonade, are still very much in evidence today. While it’s hard to miss the innovative, rapidly developing Titanic Quarter on the site of one of Belfast’s former shipyards, also worth looking out for is the Linen Quarter, just south of Belfast City Hall, where the world’s great linen manufacturers once stood making the city’s name so synonymous with linen production Belfast was known as Linenopolis. Some of the old mills themselves can still be seen in the north and west of the city, including Conway Mill which houses artists’ studios, a museum, and a holistic healing centre. Visitors today can experience some of the artisan industry of modern Belfast at Lawrence Street Workshops or College Green Brewery, or sample local home grown and culinary produce from across Northern Ireland at St. George’s Market at the weekends.

Modern Day

Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education and business, a legal centre, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square.

Things to Do in Belfast

When planning your trip to Belfast why not stay for a few extra days and make the most of what the city has to offer? For ideas on things to do in Belfast tripadvisor is a great place to start for visitor recommendations:

Tripadvisor Ideas on Things to Do in Belfast

Alternatively, have a look at the Visit Belfast 2014 Visitor Guide:

Visit Belfast 2014 Visitor Guide

  4.5  Visa Information

Belfast is in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. If you are unsure of the VISA requirements to visit the UK then please use the following website:

Check your VISA requirements

The British Academy of Management is unable to send out invitation letters to delegates, however we are able to send a letter confirming your registration status and paper status (if applicable) to support your application. Please email to request this.

5. Registering to Attend

  5.1  Conference Fees

Booking for the conference will open at 9am on the 4th March 2014.

The 2014 conference fees will remain at 2012 prices:

  • £385 - Ordinary Members
  • £245 - Student Members
  • £56 - Optional Conference Gala Dinner Ticket (Wednesday 10th September)

  5.2  Registering Your Attendance

Booking for the conference will open at 9am on the 4th March 2014.

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

If you are not a BAM member please click here to see all the membership benefits, or click here to join now.

You do not need to be a BAM member to submit a paper.

  5.3  Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancellation 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.

9th September 2014 through 11th September 2014
BAM2014 Conference Delegate Fee
BAM2014 Conference Ordinary Member Fee £ 385.00
BAM2014 Conference Student Member Fee £ 245.00
 1 x Gala Dinner Ticket £ 56.00
Event Information
Product Code 40391
Event Provider British Academy of Management
Date / Time 9th - 11th September 2014
Venue Belfast Waterfront
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels
Price See above
Booking Deadline 8 September 2014
Link to Booking Form
Delegate List Available? Yes
Conference Information
Call for papers deadline 26 February 2014
Conference Name BAM2014
Conference Proceedings Yes

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