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

Please note the Conference is accessed via our virtual event platform - not via the BAM website. Please use your unique virtual platform login, which you received with joining instructions.


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)

Conference Commitee

  • Professor Martin Spring, Professor of Operations Management, Lancaster University Management School (Conference Chair)
  • Dr Sophie Alkhaled, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Lancaster University Management School (Conference Co-Chair)
  • Emma Connolly, Events and Marketing Officer, Lancaster University Management School
  • Louise Inman, Digital Content Manager, Lancaster University Management School
  • Dr Marian Iszatt-White, Doctoral Director, Lancaster University Management School
  • Paul McCarthy, Head of Philanthrophy, Lancaster University
  • Maggie Wild, Philanthrophy Manager, Lancaster University Management School
  • Justina Senkus, Head of Operations and Events, British Academy of Management
  • Lewis Johnson, Conference and Communications Officer, British Academy of Management