University of Liverpool Announced as BAM2013 Annual Conference Venue

BAM is pleased to announce that the 27th Annual Conference will take place in Aintree Racecourse Liverpool, hosted by University of Liverpool.


BAM2013 Conference Theme

The management of private and public institutions affect almost every aspect of our lives. However, narrowly defined conceptions of management place a premium on the rational pursuit of measurable, financial returns with limited amounts of regulation. Consequently, the dysfunctional effects of mainstream management are ignored and innovative forms of economic activity undertaken in pursuit of broader social goals are neglected.

Private sector scandals in banking and the media as well as high-profile public sector failings in social services and hospitals have highlighted limitations associated with current management practices. Members of the Academy will be aware of the problems associated with a narrow focus on rational managerial solutions whether applied to research, teaching or engagement with business and other stakeholders. Therefore, based on the theme of ‘managing to make a difference’ the BAM community are invited to consider the wider implications of management. The BAM 2013 conference with a range of sub-themes and a strong multi-disciplinary spirit provides an excellent opportunity to consider various facets of management beyond ‘manageable’ means-ends explanations.

Liverpool, ‘the original redbrick University’, makes a significant contribution to the changing fortunes of the City with 27,000 students and 5,000 staff including 1400 academics and 800 researchers.

The University of Liverpool Management School invites you to join an open and stimulating debate on the theme of ‘managing to make a difference’. Management School staff are excited by the prospect of hosting the BAM conference in 2013 and will ensure that it reflects the vibrancy, passion and good humour for which the City of Liverpool is famous.

About the City

Liverpool. The very name conjures up images of a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals.

After winning the European Capital of Culture award in 2008, Liverpool has gone through an extensive rejuvenation. If you have not been to the city in a few years, or you have yet to visit at all - Liverpool has been transformed into a world-beating modern tourist destination.

It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, buzzing new restaurants, hip hotels and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. This year also sees the opening of the spectacular new Museum of Liverpool in its landmark building on the waterfront.

And then there's the people of Liverpool, who are famously friendly and will welcome you with pride. It is no surprise, in fact, that Liverpool is consistently voted as one of the top city break destinations by stylish travel bible Condé Nast Traveller.

So when attending the BAM2013 Conference make sure you make the most of what the city has to offer. Come visit the historical buildings, learn about the Beatles, check out the very latest world class art exhibition at Tate Liverpool, or snap up something gorgeous at the gleaming new Liverpool ONE shopping centre in the heart of the city centre.

This city bursts with energy, life, humour, and so much to do. Enjoy your visit – we know you will.

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