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About the SIG

SIG Chair
George Tsekouras

The Innovation SIG provides a cross-disciplinary forum for researchers interested in advancing knowledge and understanding of the nature, processes, practices, and outcomes of innovation. The SIG intends to meet its obligations to BAM by providing value to the wider academic community with an interest in innovation studies. 



Aims and objectives of the SIG

The aims and objectives of the SIG are as follows:

  1. To provide a UK-wide forum for debate and discussion for researchers of innovation;
  2. Commitment to hold at least one SIG event around the UK outside of the annual conference;
  3. To organise the Innovation Track at the BAM Annual Conference.
  4. To identify and promote new areas of interest in innovation and shape the future research agenda;
  5. To encourage and facilitate high quality cross-disciplinary research, integrating across different fields of innovation;
  6. To promote the development and support of doctoral students and early-career researchers in innovation and innovation management;
  7. To foster the publication skills of its members, especially early- and mid-career academics;
  8. To act as a bridge to develop links between researchers in innovation and end users, including companies, third sector and public sector organisations, government and business support agencies;
  9. To develop close links between the SIG and associated learned societies;
  10. To contribute where possible to the development of the innovation and innovation management curricula at postgraduate level.


SIG Committee Members


Track Chairs


Capacity Building Coordinator

Membership & Communication Coordinator

Activities & Events Coordinator



Dr George Tsekouras (University of Brighton) - Innovation SIG Chair
Responsible for overall coordination of all SIG activities, co-ordination of the SIG Board and co-ordination between SIG and BAM. Also responsible for Chairing SIG Board meetings and ensuring the implementation of actions and decisions taken.

Dr Neil Alderman (Newcastle University) - Treasurer
Responsible for the financial management of the SIG including the compliance with the financial guidelines for SIGs issued by the BAM. Also responsible for providing satisfactory records to the SIG Board, the SIG General Meeting and the BAM office.

Dr Nick Marshall (University of Brighton) - Membership & Communication Coordinator
Responsible for communication strategy and membership relations. This includes maintaining up-to-date records of members, recruiting new members, ensuring regular communication of SIG-related information, and ensuring the voice of the SIG members is taken into account. Also responsible for coordinating the SIG's internet presence (website, blogs etc.)

Dr Paul Windrum (The University of Nottingham) - Events Coordinator
Responsible for managing and organising the seminar events of the SIG, including the programme and the location of the events, the communication with speakers etc. Also responsible for the co-ordination with the activities of the capacity building stream.

Dr Pelin Demirel (The University of Nottingham) – Capacity Building Coordinator
Special responsibility for the capacity-building in the area of innovation, focusing on the academic development of PhD students and early career researchers. Special responsibility for the events and activities focusing on young researchers.