Welcome to BAM2021 Conference. We are pleased to announce the schedule, please see details below.

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

Paper Presentations

We are pleased to confirm the paper presentations schedule is now available for Conference participants to access.


The Professional Development Workshops schedule is now available. You will have an opportunity to attend three PDWs out of the 31 presented over the duration of the Conference. Prior to your selection, please check the schedule timings.


Tuesday 31st August

09.00 – 10.30    Paper presentation session 1

09:00 - 10:30     Project Experiences Workshop Guest Speakers Prof Nathalie Druin, Université du Québec à Montréal; Dr Joana Geraldi, Copenhagen Business School PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT REQUIRED, OPEN TO ALL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

10.30 – 10.45    Break

10.45 – 12.00    Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) Round 1

12.00 – 13.00    Lunch Break                                                                                                        

                                12.00 – 12.15 Break

                                12.15 – 13.00: Networking Café: Meet the Fellows - Prof Howard Thomas Singapore Management University, Prof Sue Vinnicombe, Cranfield University, Prof Denis Fischbacher-Smith, University of Glasgow, Prof Emma Parry, Cranfield University, Prof Greg Bamber, Monash University, Prof Yehuda Baruch, University of Southampton, Prof Geoffrey Wood, University of Western Ontario

13.00 – 14.30    Paper presentation session 2

14.30 – 14.45    Break

14:45 - 15:45     Panel discussion Entrepreneurs in Residence and community engagement in business and management schools - Brian Gregory, Lancaster University Management School (Chair); Renwick BrutusAchievement Resources; Joan LindTryBooking; Oli MonksPlace with Purpose 

14.45 – 15.45    JOINT TRACK EVENTS:

  1. Leadership in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities of the Covid -19 pandemicIdowu Thompson Private Banking Group, First Bank Nigeria; Folake Soetan, Ikeja Electric Nigeria; Pharm Michael Omeihe, Sanofi Aventis; Dr Christian Harrison (Chair), Leadership and Leadership Development SIG, British Academy of Management; Dr Kingsley Omeihe, Chair, African Studies, British Academy of Management
  2. Strategic Decisions for Resilience and Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic: Challenges, Approaches and Mechanisms - Dr Anna John, Faculty of Business & Law, The Open University; Dr Inge Hill, Royal Agricultural University; Jacqueline Hiddlestone-Mumford, University of Liverpool; Prof Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Glasgow University
  3. How to Research and Publish for Impact: Focusing on Sustainable and Responsible Business Topics - Dr Polina Baranova, University of Derby; Dr Helen Goworek, Durham University; Dr Amanda Lee, University of Derby; Prof Wilson Ng, IDRAC Business School, Lyon France; Dr Sophie Mills (Chair), Nottingham University Business School

15.45 – 16.00    Break

16.00 - 17.00     Panel discussion Writing for Impact Saskia Walcott, Walcott Communications; Chris Webber, the Open Innovation Team, UK Government; Steve Vass, The Conversation; Prof Martin Spring (Chair), Lancaster University Management School   

16.00 – 17.00    Peer Review College (PRC) Development Workshop - Prof Yehuda Baruch (Chair), Southampton Business School; Prof Zoe Morrison, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen; Prof Stephen Procter, Newcastle University Business School; Prof Sherry Sullivan, Bowling Green State University; Prof Mark NK Saunders, Birmingham Business School; Prof Geoffrey Wood, University of Western Ontario. PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT REQUIRED, OPEN TO ALL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

17:00 - 17:45     Project Experience Track Networking Café Guest Speakers Edward Dinsmore, Korn Ferry; Daniel Nicholls, Association for Project Management 

17.00 – 18.00    SIGs Networking Cafés

Wednesday, 1st September

08.45 – 10.15     Paper presentation session 3

08:45 - 10:15      HRM SymposiumEmployee Voice after Covid-19 (288) - Dr Margarita Nyfoudi (Chair), University of Birmingham; Prof Tony Dundon, University of Limerick; Prof Adrian Wilkinson, Griffith University; Dr Michael Knoll, University of Leipzig; Dr Paula K. Mowbray, Griffith University; Dr Nadia Kougiannou, Nottingham Trent University; Prof Peter Holland, Swinburne University; Prof Helen Shipton, Nottingham Trent University; Prof Amirali Minbashian, University of New South Wales; Prof Daniel King, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Nik Pautz, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Sarah Pass, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Maranda Ridgway, Nottingham Trent University; Prof Bernadine Van GrambergFederation University Australia; Prof Julian Teicher, CQUniversity; Prof Greg J. Bamber, Monash University

10.15 - 10.30      Break

10.30 – 11.45     Panel discussion Future of Work Post Pandemic - Karim Palant, Linkedin, Ben Harrison, The Work Foundation, Lancaster University Management School, Prof Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University, Session Chair Prof Irena Grugulis, Leeds University Business School

11.45 – 12.00     Break

12.00 – 12.20     Grand Conference Opening - Prof Angus Laing, Dean of Lancaster University Management School; Prof Marwan Izzeldin, Associate Dean, International, Lancaster University Management School; Prof Claire Leitch, Associate Dean, Staffing, Lancaster University Management School; Prof Prof Katy Mason, Chair, British Academy of Management                                                

12.20 – 13.20     Keynote 1: Leadership Lessons From Covid - working with the complexity of a rapidly evolving environment - Dr David Nabarro, World Health Organisation, John Atkinson, 4SD, Session Chair Prof Martin Spring, Lancaster University Management School               


13.20 – 14.20       Lunch Break                                                                                                              

                            13.20 – 13.45 Break

                            13.45 – 14.20 Networking Café EDIR - Prof Martyna Śliwa, University of Essex and Prof Sarah Robinson, University of Glasgow 

14.20 – 15.20      Fellows Session 1 - Holding up a Mirror to Race and Gender Equity in Business Schools - Prof Howard Thomas, Singapore Management University, Prof Martyna Śliwa, University of Essex, Prof Nelarine Cornelius, Queen Mary University London, Prof Zoe Radnor, The University of Law, Prof Fiona Wilson (facilitator), Adam Smith Business School, Prof Emmanuel Ogbonna, Cardiff Business School

15.20 – 15.35     Break

15.35 – 17.05     Paper presentation session 4

17.05 – 17.20     Break    

17.20 – 18:35     Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) Round 2

Thursday, 2nd September

09.15 – 10.45    Paper presentation session 5

09.15 - 12.15     POST-EXPERIENCE EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM - Prof Lisa Anderson, University of Liverpool; Dr Christian Harrison, University of the West of Scotland; Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou, University College London, Dr Mike Kennard, University of Manchester

09.45 - 10.45     JOINT TRACK EVENTS:

  1. Grand Challenges (Launch of the seminar series) - Prof Peter Jennings Buckley, OBE, FBA, FAcSS, University of Leeds and director of the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds; Prof Vasiliki Bamiatzi, University of Sussex; Prof Emmanuella Plakoyannaki, University of Vienna; Dr Marianna Marra, University of SussexProf Konstantinos Bozos, University of Leeds (Chair) 
  1. Researching under Covid: How has academic sense-of-self evolved and how might we examine this? - Dr Ali Rostron, University of Liverpool; Dr Kate Black, Northumbria University; Dr Sophie Mills, Nottingham University Business School, Dr Amanda Lee, University of Derby (Chair) 

10.45 – 11.00    Break

11.00 – 12.30    Paper presentation session 6   

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch                                                                                                                        

                          SIGs Networking Cafés

13:30 – 13:50     Award Ceremony                                                                 

13.50 – 14.35     Keynote 2: People X Technology: maintaining ‘gold standard’ customer service through Covid - Joanna Swash, CEO Moneypenny, Session Chair Prof Martin Spring, Lancaster University Management School                                                              

14:35 - 15:00     Break

15.00 – 16.30     Meet The Editors - Session Chair Prof Stephanie Decker, University of Bristol, Prof Douglas Cumming, Florida Atlantic UniversityProf Jamie Callahan and Dr Marian Iszatt-White, International Journal of Management Reviews, Dr Christopher Wickert, Journal of Management Studies, Prof Sarah Robinson, European Management Journal, Prof Tomasz Mickiewicz, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice Journal, Prof Martina Huemann, International Journal of Project Management

16.30 – 16.45     Break                                                                                     

16.45 – 17.45     Panel discussion Introduction and invitation to engage - Fellows' College working groups (Open to all delegates): Session Chair Howard Thomas, Singapore Management University,  Prof Sir Cary Cooper, University of MancesterNic Beech, Middlesex University, Prof Sue Vinnicombe Cranfield University, Prof Fiona Wilson Adam Smith Business School, Prof Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde, Prof Ken Starkey, Nottingham University Business School

Friday, 3rd September

08.45 – 10.00     Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) Round 3

10.00 – 10.15     Break

10.15 – 11.15     Panel discussion Engaged research - Melanie Knetsch, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Dr Priscilla Ntriwaa Otuo, Lancaster University Ghana; Dr Lola Dada, Lancaster University Management School; Prof Richard Owen, University of Bristol; Session Chair Rahul Tandon, BBC

11.15 – 13.00    Networking Café & Lunch

11.15 – 12.15     Networking Café on Mental Health and Wellbeing - Dr Anne Clare Gillon, University of West Scotland; Prof Nelarine Cornelius, Queen Mary University of London; Dr Chidozie Umeh, University of York

12.15 – 13.00     Lunch

13.00 – 13.45     Keynote 3: Expertise for the 21st Century - Prof Ruthanne Huising, emlyon business school; Session Chair Dr Sophie Alkhaled, Lancaster University Management School

13.45 – 14.00      Break

14.00 – 15.00      BAM Annual General Meeting

15.00 – 15.15      Break

15.15 – 16.45      Paper presentation session 7

16.45 – 17.00      Closing remarks by Prof Katy Mason, Lancaster University Management School, Prof Nic Beech, Middlesex University, Prof Fiona Devine, Alliance Manchester Business School