30 Oct 2022

Call for Book Chapter Abstracts: BAM Compendium of Knowledge on Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practice in Business Schools

The British Academy of Management is teaming up with Edward Elgar publishers to produce a BAM Compendium of Knowledge on Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practice in Business Schools. We are calling on BAM members to take advantage of the opportunity to contribute chapters to the Compendium. 


A variety of agencies have produced guidance around inclusive approaches to teaching and learning* (this includes student transition into, through and out of HE), and institutions across the sector have undertaken steps to address issues of inclusivity. However, despite this increased focus, inequalities persist in the extent to which students from different backgrounds benefit from and experience HE.

The National Strategy for Student Access and Support (DBIS, 2014) advocates that the HE sector takes an evidence-based practice approach to addressing the challenges of inclusivity. The strategy highlights the need for institutions to be working together in partnership, for example through co-designing inclusivity-related initiatives or sharing best practice.

Invitation to submit abstracts

In light of this and in recognition that our community faces its own unique set of challenges, the BAM Management Knowledge Exchange (MKE) Committee, the BAM Vice Chair for Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect (EDIR) and Edward Elgar publishers, would like to invite BAM members to submit book chapter abstracts of up to 400 words for an edited BAM Compendium of Knowledge on Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practice in Business Schools. Final chapters will be up to 6,000 words in length.

The focus of each chapter is to draw out insights and lessons learnt from practice to inform the sector. It is anticipated that submissions will relate to (but are not restricted to) the following areas:

  • Inclusive approaches to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Building social capital by fostering community
  • Inclusive progression
  • Targeted interventions for specific student groups
  • Digital solutions to inclusive practice

The intended timeline for publication is as follows:-

∙ Abstract submission: December 17 2022. Please send these to [email protected]

  • Notification of acceptance: January 31 2023
  • Draft chapter submission: August 31 2023
  • Final chapter submission: February 28, 2023
  • Publication of book volume: End of 2024

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

If you require any additional information please contact Martyna Śliwa ([email protected]) or Caroline Chaffer ([email protected]).

With best wishes,

Compendium Editors:

  • Lisa Anderson (University of Liverpool)
  • Kate Black (BAM Co-Vice Chair MKE and Northumbria University)
  • Caroline Chaffer (University of York)
  • Martyna Śliwa (BAM Vice Chair EDIR and Durham University)
  • Jill Webb (University of York)