BAM2023 Doctoral Symposium

Monday 4th September 2023, University of Sussex Business School, in-person only
Digital Futures at Work Research Centre

Digital Futures at Work Research Centre

We are delighted to be collaborating with the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit Centre).

The ESRC-funded Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) studies the way that digital technologies are changing work and the impact on employers, workers and their representatives, job seekers andgovernments. 

Our research aims to generate new knowledge about the benefits, opportunities, risks and challenges of these changes that is theoretically informed, empirically evidenced and policy relevant.

The centre is co-led by the University of Sussex Business School and Leeds University Business School. Additional partners include the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge and Manchester in the UK and Monash in Australia.

A core objective of the Centre is supporting career development and capacity building for Mid and Early Career Researchers and we are delighted to be collaborating with the BAM for the 2023 Doctoral Symposium.

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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 2023 Doctoral Symposium in University of Sussex Business School.

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.

Please click here to view the agenda.


Prof Graeme Currie

Prof Graeme Currie

Professor of Public Management, The University of Warwick

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 University of Sussex. 

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

A. All registered attendees have been sent the BAM2023_DoctoralSymposium_Programme.pdf. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it in your inbox. If you have not received it, please email Ambra Risca 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 add-on ticket. 

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

A. Yes, registered 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. 

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 Paper Presentation sessions will take place at 14:00-15:30 and the Research Conversation sessions will take place at 16:00-17:30

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.

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

A. The Paper Presentations session is a 1hour 30minutes roundtable session with 1-3 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 30minutes roundtable session with 1-3 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 Marquee, Fulton Building. 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.

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

BAM2023 DS Poster Presentation Guidelines.pdf

Paper submissions

Q. Can I submit my paper / research conversation via the Conference submission site?

A. This is a separate submission process, different from that of the main conference. If you submitted a paper to the Conference, please use the same login details then click on the 'BAM2023 Doctoral Symposium' submission link. The link will be available from the 27th March. 

Q. Will my paper be published in the Conference proceedings?

A. Papers presented at the Doctoral Symposium will not be subject to review and will not be published in the proceedings.

Q. Can I submit the same paper I submitted to the Conference?

A. Please note that any paper which has been accepted at the Conference will not be allowed for the Doctoral Symposium. In these instances, students may wish to submit an alternative paper to the Doctoral Symposium.

Q. Do I have to attend the Doctoral Symposium day if I submit a paper?

A. All authors who submit will need to agree to attending the Doctoral Symposium in-person on 4th September in order to have a chance to present their paper or research conversation, and receive feedback from a senior academic from the BAM community. If you cannot attend the Doctoral Symposium, you will not be allowed to submit.

Registration Fees

Doctoral Symposium Fees

  • Conference and Doctoral Symposium combined: £220 (only available to student members)
  • Conference and Doctoral Symposium combined plus Gala Dinner: £286 (only available to student members)

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

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