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Wednesday 29 March, Birmingham Business School

The Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Research Conference brings together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, research funders and policymakers.

The 2017 conference comes at a critical time for the academy and will tackle the important issues around funding, interdisciplinarity, research impact and the REF.

We encourage all those involved in setting business school research strategy to join us for discussion about:

  • The role that business schools play in translating scientific invention into commercially viable innovation
  • How business school research is delivering impact at local, regional, national and international level
  • The implications of Lord Stern's Review of the REF and of the consultation currently underway

Moreover, the evening before the conference there will be a Gala Dinner for all attendees - a great opportunity for informal discussion and networking ahead of the main event.

Preliminary programme now available!

Speakers confirmed to date include:

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Phil-Sooben
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Bringing together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, research funders and policymakers the Annual Research Conference is an ideal opportunity for in-depth discussion and ideas sharing. The principle themes for 2017 are interdisciplinarity, impact and the changing REF.

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

“Much of today’s exciting research is interdisciplinary’
Sir John Kingman
, Chair, UK Research and Innovation

A core objective for UKRI when it becomes operational in April 2018 will be to improve the funding for interdisciplinary research. Yet “the path from scientific discovery to the marketplace is complex and is not inevitable” (Sir Paul Nurse, A Review of the UK Research Councils, 2015). We will explore how business schools have a key role to play in the translation of scientific invention into commercially viable innovation.

IMPACT

“Research… produces knowledge that enhances our culture and civilisation and contributes to the public good”
Sir Paul Nurse, A Review of the UK Research Councils, 2015

UK business schools work in collaboration with a wide range of practitioners and policymakers, bringing empirical evidence to bear on real-world challenges. We will explore how business school research is delivering impact at local, regional, national and international level.

A CHANGING REF

“the REF should support excellence wherever it is found”
Lord Nicholas Stern, An Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework, 2016

Lord Stern’s Review of the REF make a number of significant and controversial proposals. We will explore how these proposals, nuanced by the consultation currently underway, are likely to impact the academy.

Annual Research Conference 2017: programme download

Speakers include:

  • Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of Department of Accounting Finance & Economics, Ulster University Business School
  • Professor Jane Broadbent, Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway School of Management Professor
  • Yehuda Baruch, Research Director, Southampton Business School
  • Veronique Birault, Head of Translation, Francis Crick Institute
  • Professor Alistair Bruce, Dean, Nottingham University Business School and Chair, Chartered ABS Research Committee
  • Professor Thorsten Chmura, Director of the Centre for Research in Behavioural Sciences (CRIBS), Nottingham University Business School
  • Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Chartered ABS
  • Professor Rick Delbridge, Professor of Organisational Analysis, Cardiff Business School
  • Professor David Drewry, Vice President, European University Association
  • Dr Daniela Gabor, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England
  • Professor Peter Hahn, Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking, London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Professor Gerard Hodgkinson, Deputy Head of School, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Anne Kiem, Chief Executive, Chartered ABS
  • Professor Mark Learmonth, Deputy Dean (Research), Durham University Business School
  • Professor Dennis Leech, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Warwick and Visiting Professor of Government, London School of Economics
  • Paul Mason, Director, Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK
  • Professor Martin Meyer, Dean, Kent Business School
  • Professor Paul Nightingale, Professor of Strategy, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
  • Jonas Nystrom, Head of Science and Innovation, HM Treasury
  • Dr Malcolm Skingle, Director of Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Phil Sooben, Director for Policy and Resources, and Deputy Chief Executive, ESRC
  • Professor Simon Mosey, Director, Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nottingham University Business School
  • Professor Stephen J. Perkins, Professorial Research Fellow, Global Policy Research Institute, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor Christos Pitelis, Head, Brunel Business School
  • Rebecca Riley, Director, City REDI
  • Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
  • Professor Stephen Roper, Director, Enterprise Research Centre, Warwick Business School
  • Dr Peter Simpson, Director, N8 Research Partnership
  • David Sweeney, Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange), HEFCE
  • Professor Ken Starkey, Professor, Nottingham University Business School
  • Professor Richard Thorpe, Emeritus Professor, Leeds University Business School
  • Donna Whitehead, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England

Conference venue

This year's conference takes place at the Alan Walters Building.

Alan Walters Building
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Pre-conference Gala Dinner, 28th March from 19:00

We encourage all participants to join us for the pre-conference Gala Diner taking place on the evening of Tuesday 28th March. This will be a great opportunity for informal discussion and networking ahead of the main event.

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.

For those who wish to stay in the centre of Birmingham the Chartered ABS has arranged preferential rates at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel which is just next to Birmingham New Street Station (from which there is a direct train to the University of Birmingham).

Macdonald Burlington Hotel
Burlington Arcade
126 New Street
Birmingham
B2 4JQ

Preferential rate: £115 bed & breakfast

To book at this rate please email the hotel general.burlington@macdonald-hotels.co.uk and quote booking code BIRM280317

 

Other Hotels that we would recommend within the city centre of Birmingham are:

Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre,
Central Square
Birmingham
B1 1HH

Birmingham Marriott Hotel
12 Hagley Road,
Five ways,
Birmingham
B16 8SJ

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Smallbrook, Queensway,
West Midlands,
Birmingham
B5 4EW

Chartered ABS Members

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

Full conference & Gala Dinner  £479
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £429
Two participants for full conference & Gala Dinner  £839
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants please contact us for a bespoke package  Bespoke

Non Members 

Full conference & Gala Dinner  £529
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £589
Two participants for full conference & Gala Dinner  £1,029

 Speakers qualify for the special rate of £259 for the full conference with dinner

If you wish to speak to us about delegate registration, speaking opportunities or sponsorship, please contact:

Oliver Lowe
Chartered Association of Business Schools
+44 (0) 207 634 9581
oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

"A welcome opportunity to network, discuss relevant topics and hear interesting and challenging views." - #ARC2016

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"Extremely useful day. Provided a great opportunity to reflect and refocus on school priorities." - #ARC2016