Doctoral Symposium 2012: Research Conversations and Paper Presentations - Format and Guidelines

The BAM Doctoral symposium is intended to be interactive and to provide opportunities to engage with experienced researchers. For PhD researchers in the second, third and fourth year, one of the best ways to do this is to present some of your work and get feedback.

In order to achieve this we strongly encourage second/third years to submit an outline paper for a Research Conversation, and third/fourth years to submit a developmental paper for presentation.

The Conversation and Presentation sessions will be supportive, safe environments where you can develop your academic presentation skills and prepare for participating in the full conference with the title Dr. in front of your name.
 

Research Conversations (Year 2 or 3)

The Research Conversations are roundtable discussions of students' research with senior academics in their field. Round tables will have 3 or 4 PhD students and each will present verbally a short outline paper for about 5 minutes, following which there will be a research conversation aimed at helping the student take the next step in their research.

In order to have a place in a conversation you should submit an outline paper of up to1,500 words.
 

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 Research Conversation Format and Guidelines

Title page:
Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, E mail and Telephone Number

The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, etc.):
Three or four key words that help identify its main themes:
A brief statement (up to six words) explaining research methodology:
Indicate in which area you would value help: (a) Literature on the topic (b) Theory (c) Methodology (d) Other (please specify).

First page:
Title (no author names); Abstract (no more than 100 words); The four (max.) keywords from the Title page.

Content:
(Start of text) Papers should include short statements on:

  • the purpose of the research
  • key concepts from the literature
  • the research method
  • the research questions/hypotheses

Finally:
Specify any particular questions you would like to discuss.

Please use the British Journal of Management format for references, formulas, figures and tables. (see http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/submit.asp?ref=1045-3172 ).

 

Paper Presentations (Years 3 or 4)

Paper presentations will be conducted in small groups including an experienced academic. Developmental papers are normally expected to have both theory and empirical material but are not expected to have fully developed analysis and conclusion. You will be asked to present for about 10 minutes and then engage in a question and answer session with the audience.

In order to have a place in a presentation session you should submit a paper of 2,000-2,500 words.
 

Click here to show/hide the paper presentation submission guidelines Title page:
Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, E mail and Telephone Number

The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, etc.):
Three or four key words that help identify its main themes:
A brief statement (up to six words) explaining research methodology:

First page:
Title (no author names); Abstract (no more than 100 words); The four (max.) keywords from the Title page.

Content:
Papers should include statements on:

  • the purpose of the research
  • key concepts from the literature
  • the research method
  • the research questions/hypotheses
  • initial findings and analysis
  • any initial conclusions you have arrived at

Please use the British Journal of Management format for references, formulas, figures and tables. (see http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/submit.asp?ref=1045-3172).

 

Submitting your outline paper

Make sure that you have included all the information requested on the title and first page. Copy the text from your title page into the body of the e mail you are attaching your paper to.

We need this to allow the reviewers to initially understand the broad themes of your work without having to read your paper.

Email your completed paper before Sunday 17th June 2012 to jcampbell@bam.ac.uk. Please don't forget to indicate if you are submitting to the research conversations or to the paper presentation sessions.

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