The BAM2021 Conference will take place virtually from the 31st August - 3rd September. The Conference will be hosted by Lancaster University Management School.


Recovering from Covid: Responsible Management and Reshaping the Economy

In 2021, the 35th Conference and 2nd BAM Conference in the Cloud, will critically engage with the socio-economic recovery from the global Covid-19 pandemic.  

Consumers, producers, frontline workers, managers, businesses, public and third sector organisations all have their own roles and responsibilities in transforming our marketised society for the post-pandemic world.  

We will critically explore the challenges we all face, aiming to generate relevant, impactful insights into the innovative forms and means of mobilising the collective action that is required if we are to create a productive, flourishing and more inclusive society. 

The devastation created by the Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity for the business and management academy to play its part in addressing the social, technical, economic and environmental disruptions we face. There is a desperate need for responsible management and distributed leadership. 

These unique circumstances offer the ability to make a tangible difference beyond the realms of the theoretical and academic, to take chances we might not otherwise have encountered. We call upon our collaborative research community to address the broad range of questions the pandemic and its aftermath have created, to explore how best to reimagine and enable a greener, more sustainable economy, one that levels up the economy, and one that is both inclusive and fairer. 


The BAM2021 Conference will include live paper presentations consisting of both full and developmental papers curated by Tracks, Keynotes, high-level panel discussions and Professional Developmental Workshops. Further details will be published in due course.  

Key Dates

  • Deadline for at least ONE author to register for the Conference (18th June)
  • Final paper upload (30th June)
  • Asynchronous** paper presentation (optional) deadline (4th August)