BAM2022 Doctoral Symposium

Tuesday 30th August 2022, Alliance Manchester Business School

All Doctoral Symposium sessions take place in-person within Alliance Manchester Business School.


08:00-09:00 Registration | Ground-floor reception 

09:00-09:20 Welcome and overview of the day | G.003 | with Prof Fiona Devine (Head of Alliance Manchester Business School), Prof Katy Mason (Chair, BAM), Prof Nic Beech (President, BAM), Prof Valerie Stead (BAM Fellow & Doctoral Symposium Convenor) 

09:30-11:00 SESSION 1 for Early-stage doctoral students: Conducting a Literature Review | 2.007 | with Prof David Denyer, Cranfield Business School 

09:30-11:00 SESSION 1 for Mid-stage doctoral students: Why Sampling Matters | G.003 | with Prof Mark NK Saunders, University of Birmingham and Dr Alvina Gillani, University of Surrey

09:30-11:00 SESSION 1 for Late-stage doctoral students: Disseminate research - from research to a paper | 2.008 | with Prof Yehuda Baruch, University of Southampton 

11:00-11:30 Break, Networking and Poster Presentations | Ground-floor, AMBS 

11:30-12:50 RESEARCH CONVERSATIONS Early-stage doctoral student presentations | Various breakouts

11:30-12:50 SESSION 2 for Mid-stage doctoral students: Mixed Methods Workshop | 2.008 | with Dr Fariba Darabi, Sheffield Hallam University and Dr Murray Clark, retired from Sheffield Hallam University 

11:30-12:50 SESSION 2 for Late-Stage doctoral students: Preparing for the viva | G.003 | with Dr Ahmed Shaalan, University of Bimingham

12:50-13:50 Lunch, Networking and Poster Presentations | Ground-floor, AMBS

13:50-15:20 SESSION 2 for Early-stage doctoral students: Management Research - Philosophy and Design | G.003 | with Dr Alexandra Bristow, The Open University 

13:50-15:20 PAPER PRESENTATIONS Mid and late-stage doctoral student presentations | Various breakouts 

15:30-16:20 BAM Fellows Q&A on developing an academic career | G.003 | with Prof Greg Bamber (Monash University), Prof Yehuda Baruch (University of Southampton), Prof Peter McKiernan (University of Strathclyde), Prof Jone L Pearce (University of California, Irvine), Prof Mark NK Saunders (University of Birmingham) and Prof Fiona Wilson (University of Glasgow). Chaired by Prof Valerie Stead (University of Lancaster).

16:20-16:30 Tony Beasley Awards Ceremony | G.003 | Presentation of the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards | Sponsored by Wiley

16:30-17:00 Break, Networking and Poster Presentations | Ground-floor, AMBS

17:00-18:30 SESSION 3 for Early-stage doctoral students: Exploring Theory as a Lens for Research | 2.007 | with Prof Ashley Braganza, Brunel University London 

17:00-18:30 SESSION 3 for Mid-stage doctoral students: Getting Published in Good Journals | G.003 | with Prof Jamie Callahan, Durham University and Prof Marian Iszatt-White, Lancaster University 

17:00-18:30 SESSION 3 for Late-stage doctoral students: Optimising the practical impact of your management research | 2.008 | with Prof Julie Davies, University College London and Dr Emily Yarrow, Newcastle University 

18:30 Symposium closes 

19:30-21:00 Doctoral Symposium Dinner | Market Restaurant, University Place 

Frequently Asked Questions

General information

Q. Is there an opportunity to join the sessions online? 

A. This year, ALL Doctoral Symposium sessions will take place in-person at the Alliance Manchester Business School. 

Q. Where can I access the full Delegate Programme for the day? 

A. All registered attendees have been sent the Delegate Programme pdf. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it in your inbox. If you have not received it, please email Eliza Robey at [email protected]

Q. I have already booked my ticket, but I want to register for the Doctoral Symposium Dinner. How can I do that? 

A. Please login to your BAM account, then hover your mouse over the ‘My Account’ button. Go to ‘View booking’ then ‘Get more tickets’ to book your Doctoral Symposium Dinner ticket. 

Q. Can I still attend the Doctoral Symposium even if I’m not presenting? 

A. Yes, non-presenters will be able to attend the full day and will have the choice to attend one of the Research Conversation and Paper Presentation sessions. Please see the Delegate Programme pdf for more details. 

Q. What is the dress code?

A. Business casual


Paper Presentations and Research Conversations

Q. When will I be presenting on the day? 

A. The Research Conversation sessions will take place before lunch at 11:30-12:50, and the Paper Presentation sessions will take place after lunch at 13:50-15:20.

Q. Where will I be presenting on the day? 

A. For information on the room you presenting in and your Mentor, please see the Research Conversations presenter schedule or the Paper Presentations presenter schedule within the Delegate Programme pdf. 

Q. How long will I have to present my Paper? 

A. The Paper Presentations session is a 1hour 30minutes roundtable session with 2-4 students presenting to 1 Mentor, an experienced senior academic. Each student will be asked to present for about 10 minutes, will receive feedback from their Mentor and will then engage in a Q&A session with the Mentor and audience.

Q. How long will I have to present my Research Conversation?

A. The Research Conversations session is a 1hour 20minutes roundtable session with 2-4 students presenting to 1 Mentor, an experienced senior academic. Each student will be asked to present for 5-10 minutes, will receive feedback from their Mentor and will then engage in a Q&A session with the Mentor and audience.

Q. Can I present slides within my Paper Presentation or Research Conversation presentation?

A. Slides are not required, it is up to you whether you present using PPT slides. There are AV facilities available in all rooms hosting Paper Presentation and Research Conversation sessions. Please bring any slides with you on a memory stick.

Slides should enhance your presentation but you should be equally confident presenting without them. Please be mindful of the time required by other Presenters in your session and limit your presentation slides to a maximum of 10 slides. 


Poster Presentations

Q. What size should my poster be printed for display? 

A. You will need to print your poster as A1 size in portrait format and bring it with you on the day. Please note, BAM will NOT be printing any posters.

Q. Where should I display my poster? 

A. Your poster will be displayed in the Hive Events Space in Alliance Manchester Business School. When you arrive at registration with your printed poster, please let the staff on the desk know that you are a Poster Presenter, and they will let you know where your poster display location is and how to display it. 

Q. How will I display my poster?

We will have large poster boards and velcro for you to use to display your poster.

Q. How long do I have to present my poster? 

A. Your poster will be displayed all day, but you should be present at its location during the morning break from 11:00-11:30 as the judging panel will be reviewing posters then and may ask you questions on your poster. You may display your poster throughout the BAM2022 Conference too.

For further information, please see the Poster Presentation Guidelines, here: 



Doctoral Symposium Dinner

Q. How do I get to University Place for the Doctoral Symposium Dinner?

For directions to University Place from the Alliance Manchester Business School, please follow the link: AMBS to University Place


If you have any further queries, please email Eliza Robey at [email protected]



**Paper and poster submissions have now closed and successful presenters have been informed.**

The Symposium will consist of plenary sessions along with methodology clinics, as well as opportunities to receive impartial expert advice on your research through either Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentation sessions led by senior academics from within the BAM community. We look forward to welcoming you to the BAM 2022 Doctoral Symposium in Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), Manchester.

Who Should Attend?

We welcome all business and management doctoral researchers from all sub-disciplines to join us in person  to attend workshops, plenaries, 1-on-1 Research Conversations and Paper Presentations.

The Symposium will take place on Tuesday 30th August 2022 Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), Manchester.

Doctoral Symposium Fees - Registration now open

  • Doctoral Symposium & Conference - £200 
  • Doctoral Symposium - £160


  • Doctoral Symposium & Conference - £225
  • Doctoral Symposium - £185

Please note, you will need to become a Student Member first for £25 to be able to book your tickets. To become a Member, please follow the link here: Become a Member