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BAM Strategy SiG Report: 3rd Annual Online Workshop for BAM Strategy SiG PhDs

9th June 2017

BAM Strategy SiG Report: 3rd Annual Online Workshop for BAM Strategy SiG PhDs

On 8th June, 2017, the BAM SIG in Strategy ran an online workshop for doctoral students in strategic management. The aim of the workshop was to give the doctoral students an opportunity to present their work, receive feedback and network with each other and academic colleagues.

The workshop was chaired by Professor Catherine Wang (Brunel Business School) and Anis Gabbur (doctoral researcher at Aston Business School, and PhD representative, BAM SIG in Strategy). The panel members included Dr Dimitrios Koufopoulos and Dr David Sarpong.

We had a huge response to this year’s Call for Papers. Following a blind peer review, seven papers were selected for presentation on the day. The organisers would like to thank Brunel Business School very much indeed for their assistance in making this innovative event possible.

From left to right: Dr Dimitrios Koufopoulos, Dr David Sarpong, Anis Gabbur, Professor Catherine Wang (Brunel Business School).

The workshop provided a fascinating insight into current doctoral research into strategic management. Our contributors brought a strongly international flavour to the strategic management debate, with studies based in, or referring to China, Italy, Nigeria, Germany, as well as the UK.

A key theme emerging and running through the day was around innovation and cooperation strategies.

  • Frano Barbic | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, presented on the determinants of governance structure in multi-partner alliances

  • Suchitra Veera, Henley Business School | University of Reading, presented on digital ecosystem Strategy and Business model linkages

  • Alvin Aldawod, Huddersfield Business School |Huddersfield University, presented on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition in the context of entrepreneurial universities: Learning from UK entrepreneurial universities

  • Sara Stanske |Europa Universitat Viadrina, Frankfurt-O, Germany, presented on the interplay of organizational doing and being over time.

  • Tulin Dzhengiz | Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, presented a Systematic review of environmental capabilities and absorptive capacity

  • Jean Egbegi | Bedfordshire Business School, University of Bedfordshire, presented on Performance Management in Nigeria’s public health sector

  • Xiangming Tao | School of Management at Royal Holloway, presented on learning from new product development project failure in Chinese high-tech new ventures

The following prizes were awarded by the panel:

  • £100 cash prize for best paper went to Sara Stanske |Europa Universitat Viadrina, Frankfurt-O, Germany

  • £100 cash prize for best online paper presentation went to Frano Barbic | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

It was a fascinating day, and the organisers would like to thank the presenters for their diverse and stimulating presentations. We would also like to thank the panellists and reviewers for their thoughtful feedback on the papers submitted – we know that the presenters appreciated their comments very much. We would also like to thank Gabbur Consultants Limited, who sponsored the cash prizes. Finally, we were very pleased to see the development of supportive networking between the presenters over the day, with offers of assistance and so on. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to get involved as a presenter or an organiser in the future.

David Sarpong (
Neil Pyper ( )
Anis Gabbur ( )

Posted by Lewis Johnson - 
British Academy of Management

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