This event will take place in-person only in Cagliari, Italy.
Provider Information

Kindly supported by the University of Cagliari

Staged by the BAM Entrepreneurship and BAM Strategy Special Interest Groups 

Media Partner: British Academy of Management 


Event description

The event will involve a morning and afternoon session of two groups of participants, an entrepreneurship group and a strategy group. Both groups will conduct the same activities, which will take place in parallel, in adjacent areas of the auditorium shown above, following the opening address.

The opening address will raise a number of key areas for all authors to consider in publishing articles in ABS-ranked management journals. Areas will include researchers’ publishing strategy (for example, how and when should authors decide which journal to submit to), cover letters, including response letters, “friendly” feedback pre-submission, and possible reviewers for papers, including reviewers that authors nominate. Discussion on these and other areas will follow in the two groups.

Participants will divide into one of the two groups (participants may choose to move between either group at any time). Appointed discussants of each group will lead discussion of topics raised in the opening address. Researchers will then present a five-minute oral summary, without slides, of each paper. Discussants will offer oral feedback following each presentation. Participants may offer additional comments.

Following lunch, authors will rewrite papers in their chosen group, with discussants and other participants available for advice. Drafts of preliminary amendments of each paper will be circulated within each group during the afternoon for further feedback.

All participants will gather for a final plenary: Discussants will review papers and authors will respond. The event chair will summarise learning from common issues in papers that have been submitted and possible ways to address them in current and future papers.

ECRs will have opportunities over the day-long event to discuss collaborations,
including potential collaborations for funding proposals, with discussants. Some of these discussants will be located in the EU and would therefore be aware of funding opportunities for management research in the EU.

Event facilities, including lunch: Provided there are a minimum number of registered participants for the event, the event organizers will procure the agreement of the Università degli Studi di Cagliari to provide the auditorium. This minimum number will need to be reached by 28 April. Lunch on 10 July will also be provided free for registered participants.

Travel funding will be provided by the event organisers below who do not include BAM- to BAM members who are employed in UK
universities and who need travel funding in order to participate.

Travel & accommodation: Travel costs will be for the personal account of participants. However, a small budget will be available to fund direct budget flights from London Stansted to Sardinia. Accommodation in Cagliari, where participants are willing to share, will also be fully paid for a limited number of participants. Would UK participants who need funding for travel and accommodation please email Wilson ([email protected]).

Registrations close on the 28th June 2023 at 17:00 UK time.


Who should attend?

Early-career researchers and mid-career researchers, This day-long writing retreat for developing working papers will be open to all BAM members.

The event speaks to Section A1, A2, as detailed in the BAM Framework.


Benefits of Attending
  • Developing a research-oriented community
  • Enable collaborations on research and grant applications 
  • Help early-career researchers advance their work


Wilson Ng, Chair, Entrepreneurship SIG

Ben Hobbs, Co- Chair, Strategy SIG



Please respond to Wilson ([email protected]) with your expression of interest by 17.00 UK on Friday 28 April, 2023. Thereafter, please confirm your participation by Sunday, 7 May. Your confirmation email must include: Title, together with authors’ ID, and Abstract of 300 words (A4 printed page) for each paper to be discussed at the workshop (one paper will do).
Accepted, full papers will need to be emailed to Wilson & Barak by Sunday, 25 June.



Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment for the event must be received before the start date of the event concerned. Access will not be permitted to the event if full payment has not been received. 


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of booking your place on the event will receive a full refund. 

  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and later than 14 days before the start date of the event will not be eligible for a refund.  

  • Although we endeavour to run all events as advertised, BAM reserves the right to cancel any event if, for example, there are not enough people to justify running the event or if other significant unforeseen circumstances arise. Please be aware that delegates are always responsible for ensuring their own travel and accommodation against cancellation, and the British Academy of Management is not able to reimburse anyone for these under any circumstances.  

To cancel a booking a cancellation request must be submitted via your BAM Account, to do this:

  • Go to your BAM Account
  • Click 'My Events'
  • Under 'Upcoming Events' will be the booking, please click Cancel Booking
  • Follow the steps and complete the request