Management Knowledge and Education (MKE)

Welcome to the Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) community page of the British Academy of Management.

MKE is a new group in BAM and the role of Vice Chair for MKE has been specifically developed to support and advance the creation and circulation of innovative and transformative scholarly and practice-based activities that will enable our community to achieve excellence in teaching and learning as well as scholarly activities in the field of management knowledge and education. MKE sees teaching and learning as core to the valuable activities and varied practices of scholarship.

The MKE initiative sets out to support our members community in effectively performing management education and management knowledge generation as well as creating a forum where researching and representing scholarly activities within the field can be promoted, developed and innovated.

The objectives of the MKE group is threefold:

  • To generate and support capacity building activities for those involved in teaching and management knowledge generation activities
  • To foster and promote excellent research that deepens and broadens our understanding of management knowledge, knowing, education and learning
  • To create a community of interest around the development of understanding and practice of MKE

MKE sets out to support the full range of scholarly activities associated with management knowledge and education; from traditional teaching practices to more novel and innovative learning settings for the generation of management knowledge and education. In such settings the lines between MKE and research can become blurred and offer new spaces for innovation and change in educational and management practices. By supporting community activities in teaching and learning, creating resources for excellent scholarly research and a space where a vibrant community can connect, share experiences, best practices, and develop new ideas, we hope to be a generative part of the next wave of innovation in the field.

Get Involved

If you'd like to be get involved with the MKE community come to one of our events. We welcome your support.

SIGs have long played an important role at BAM in supporting, organising and generating MKE activities and we very much intend for that to continue. MKE will support and foster these activities as well as creating a gateway for connections across SIGs for specific MKE activities, where we see exciting and inspiring opportunities for collaboration

Current MKE Committee Members

  • Lisa Anderson (VC)
  • Svetlana Warhurst
  • Paul Hibbert
  • Mark Saunders
  • Ashley Roberts
  • Mark Loon (Special Advisor)

MKE Events

Each year there will be a series of MKE events held both at the annual BAM Conference and throughout the year. Important MKE activities have long been organised within Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and those events will also be posted here.

Upcoming MKE Events:

Becoming an Education-Focussed Professor Programme

The BAM Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) initiative supports the development of high quality and impactful learning and teaching in business schools. From its inception four years ago, the MKE project has focused on capacity building around the scholarship of learning and teaching, launched an Education Practice award, offered research grants, and held its first Learning and Teaching Practice conference.

In 2019, we will launch a new project: ‘Becoming an Education-focussed Professor’ aimed specifically at supporting and developing business school academics on a Teaching and Scholarship track.

The goals of the Becoming an Education-Focussed Professor MKE project are:

  • To define education-focussed scholarship in a way that becomes useable, accessible and open to assessment, building on the Boyer/Carnegie fundamentals that it should be delivered externally and open to peer review.
  • To promote the centrality of the scholarship of teaching and learning in business schools and to achieve parity for teaching and scholarship (T&S) academics with research focused academics in consideration of promotion decisions. We propose that the scholarship of teaching and learning and conventional basic research (the scholarship of discovery) should be valued equally in terms of the status, recognition and reward for success.
  • To explore and establish the relevance of other forms of scholarship for T&S academics. This may include (to some extent and with particular focus) the scholarship of discovery (conventional research), along with the scholarship of integration and the scholarship of application.
  • To provide a programme of development for BAM members who wish to understand the nature and modalities of scholarship and develop their own scholarship profile.

Location of the three remaining sessions are:

  • Session 3 (21st May 2019): W5, Belfast, Ulster University Business School -  Applied Research and Creating a Publication Profile Based on Actionable Knowledge (Belfast)
  • Session 4 (11th November 2019): Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University - Developing Disciplinary Research (Cardiff)
  • Session 5 (10th December 2019): Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow - Teaching-focussed Interdisciplinary Research (Glasgow)

For further information on the Becoming an Education-Focussed Professor programme, please click the link below

Education-Focussed Professor programme


Management Knowledge and Education Conference - 19th June 2019, York St John's University

Following the success of last year’s event, the BAM Management, Knowledge and Education conference is returning for a second year. The one-day conference will bring together the business and management school community to focus on the practice of ‘teaching and learning for impact’.

The conference is an opportunity to share your practice, support creativity and innovation, and continue to grow a supportive community for those engaged in management education.

Focus on Impact
We aim to celebrate the value of teaching and learning in management education for students, staff, business, and wider society.
Impact can be understood in different ways – for individuals, disciplines, and institutions. This conference is an opportunity to explore short-term impact, in terms of skills and employability, and also long-term impact, in terms of careers, value systems, business models, and global challenges like sustainability.

Share your practice
This conference is designed to be interactive and supportive. We invite attendees to share their experiences of how everyday practices of teaching in HEIs contribute to the lives of their students and colleagues (see submission details below). Everyone involved in teaching and learning has something to share from their practice. The conference will be a supportive place to do this and learn from others.
We will be offering ‘market place’ tables for conversations around key emergent themes as ideas are submitted. There will also be opportunities for sensemaking, imagining what teaching might look like in the future, exploring the changing roles of teachers and students, and personal action-planning.
The intention is that a day full of learning and networking will support practitioners to grow one or more communities of practice. The vision is to meet needs for practice development across management education in a way that is inclusive, practical and highly engaging.

Further information on the event can be found by clicking here