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Wednesday 21 March 2018, Leeds University Business School

Register now: Early Bird Discounts expire today!

The research that is conducted by UK business schools’ tackles important, real-world challenges and benefits a wide spectrum of stakeholders. It pushes the boundaries of knowledge; it helps institutions engage with industry and government in the UK and overseas; it assists with staff and student recruitment and it provides a foundation for innovative & enriching undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Management scholars publish in top international journals and are actively engaged in a diverse range of activities which cross disciplinary, departmental and institutional boundaries. This interdisciplinarity boosts the academic and socioeconomic creativity and impact of business school research.

Yet, in today’s uncertain environment there are many challenges facing those responsible for setting and implementing business schools’ research strategy. Uncertain funding, the demands of REF2021, performance management issues, publishing difficulties and the implications of Brexit are just some of the competing demands on Research Directors’ time and resources.

The conference brings together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, research funders and policymakers. Join us for high-level discussion and debate.

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The contribution of business schools to research, innovation and productivity
Exploring the contribution that business schools can make to the UK’s innovation ecosystem. Particular attention will be paid to the Industrial Strategy and the productivity puzzle.

Tim Gardam, Chief Executive, Nuffield Foundation

Professor Alan Hughes, Senior Research Associate & Director Emeritus, Cambridge Judge Business School

Professor Jill MacBryde, Deputy Dean, Head of Operations Management Group, The York Management School

Professor Tim Vorley, Associate Dean Impact, Innovation & Engagement, Sheffield University Management School

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A spotlight on scholarship
A conversation between eminent scholars that explores whether UK business schools are punching their weight in the international research community.

Professor Catherine Cassell, Dean, Birmingham Business School

Professor Colin Eden, Research Professor in Strategic Management and Management Science, Strathclyde Business School

Professor Mike Wright, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School and Chair, Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Professor Ken Starkey, Professor of Management and Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School

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Informing and influencing policymakers
Exploring how management scholars can engage civil servants and politicians.   

Dr Sarah Foxen, Social Science Adviser, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

Professor David Lane, Professor of Business Informatics, Henley Business School and member, Home Office Science Advisory Council (HOSAC)

Professor Shamit Saggar CBE, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Essex and Chair, Campaign for Social Science

Dr Nina Seppala, Deputy Director (Academic Affairs), UCL School of Management

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Research funding
Exploring the changing nature of research funding and the implications for business & management research

Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Leeds

Professor Graeme Currie, Professor of Public Management, Warwick Business School

Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Chartered ABS

Beyond STEM

Research commercialisation, knowledge exchange and the KEF
Exploring the role of business schools in research commercialisation and the implications for the academy of the KEF.

Dr Norman Apsley OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst INC and member, Connecting Capability Fund Steering Group

Dr Phil Clare, Associate Director, Research Services and Head of Knowledge Exchange, University of Oxford

Dr Martin Davies, Director of Business and Innovation Partnerships, UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Hamish McAlpine, Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, HEFCE

Professor Lukumon Oyedele, Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Chair Professor of Enterprise and Project Management, UWE, Bristol

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Preparing for the REF
The latest news and developments about REF 2021

Professor Robert Blackburn, Associate Dean for Research, Kingston Business School and Chair, UoA 17 sub-panel, REF2021

Professor Nigel Driffield, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Regional Engagement, University of Warwick and Professor of International Business, Warwick Business School

Professor Jonathan Crook, Deputy Dean and Director of Research, University of Edinburgh Business School

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Remaining relevant in a changing world
How business schools can demonstrate impact and relevance by connecting with today’s key economic and societal issues.

Professor James Cunningham, Professor of Strategic Management, Newcastle Business School

Professor Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management, Department of Strategy and Organisation, Strathclyde Business School

Professor Stephen Perkins, Professorial Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute, London Metropolitan University

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Managing research performance
The challenges associated with managing and developing research faculty.

Professor Sunitha Narendran, Head, Department of Business, College of Professional Services, University of East London

Professor Laura J. Spence, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Management, Economics and Law, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Jonathan Liu, Professor of Global Business Management, Faculty Lead on Research and Scholarship, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent’s University London

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Equality, diversity and inclusion
A candid discussion about what is currently being done, and what more can be done, to improve diversity in management research.

Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Director, Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes Business School

Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna, Chair in Management and Organization, Cardiff Business School

Professor Nelarine Cornelius, Associate Dean, Academic Staff Development, School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London

Speakers confirmed to date:

Dr Norman Apsley OBE
Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst INC and member, Connecting Capability Fund Steering Group

Professor Robert Blackburn
Associate Dean for Research, Kingston Business School and Chair, UoA 17 sub-panel, REF2021

Professor Alistair Bruce
Professor of Decision and Risk Analysis, Nottingham University Business School and Chair, Chartered ABS Research Committee

Professor Catherine Cassell
Dean, Birmingham Business School

Dr Phil Clare
Associate Director, Research Services and Head of Knowledge Exchange, University of Oxford

Professor Simon Collinson
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Chartered ABS

Professor Nelarine Cornelius
Associate Dean, Academic Staff Development, School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Jonathan Crook
Deputy Dean and Director of Research, University of Edinburgh Business School

Professor James Cunningham
Professor of Strategic Management, Newcastle Business School

Professor Graeme Currie
Professor of Public Management, Warwick Business School

Dr Martin Davies
Director of Business and Innovation Partnerships, UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Professor Nigel Driffield
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Regional Engagement, University of Warwick and Professor of International Business, Warwick Business School

Professor Colin Eden
Research Professor in Strategic Management and Management Science, Strathclyde Business School

Dr Sarah Foxen
Social Science Adviser, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

Tim Gardam
Chief Executive, Nuffield Foundation

Professor Caroline Gatrell
Professor of Organisational Studies, University of Liverpool Management School

Dan Hodges
Head of Economics and Evidence, Innovate UK

Professor Alan Hughes
Senior Research Associate & Director Emeritus, Cambridge Judge Business School

Anne Kiem
Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Professor David Lane
Professor of Business Informatics, Henley Business School and member, Home Office Science Advisory Council (HOSAC)

Professor Jonathan Liu
Professor of Global Business Management, Faculty Lead on Research and Scholarship, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent’s University London

Professor Jill MacBryde
Deputy Dean, Head of Operations Management Group, The York Management School

Professor Simonetta Manfredi
Director, Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes Business School

Hamish McAlpine
Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, HEFCE

Professor Peter McKiernan
Professor of Management, Department of Strategy and Organisation, Strathclyde Business School

Professor Peter Moizer
Dean, Leeds University Business School

Professor Sunitha Narendran
Head, Department of Business, College of Professional Services, University of East London

Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna
Chair in Management and Organization, Cardiff Business School

Professor Lukumon Oyedele
Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Chair Professor of Enterprise and Project Management, UWE, Bristol

Professor Stephen Perkins
Professorial Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute, London Metropolitan University

Professor Lisa Roberts
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Leeds

Professor Shamit Saggar CBE
Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Essex and Chair, Campaign for Social Science

Dr Nina Seppala
Deputy Director (Academic Affairs), UCL School of Management

Professor Laura Spence
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Management, Economics and Law, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Ken Starkey
Professor of Management and Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School

Professor Tim Vorley
Associate Dean Impact, Innovation & Engagement, Sheffield University Management School

Professor Mike Wright
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School and Chair, Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Early Bird Discounts expire on Friday 19 January 2018

Chartered ABS Members

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

Conference including PDWs and Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £489
Conference including Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £429
Conference excluding Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £379
Professional Development Workshops only  £99
Two participants for conference including PDWs and Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £856
Two participants for conference including Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £759
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members

Conference including Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £529
Conference excluding Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £509
Two participants for conference and Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £929

Speakers

Conference including Gala Dinner  £249
Conference excluding Gala Dinner  £199
Professional Development Workshops only  Complementary


View the Chartered ABS policy on cancellations, transfers and substitutions.

Each year we launch our annual  ‘Research income for business and management’ report during the Annual Research Conference.

The 2018 Annual Research Conference takes place at Leeds University Business School.

Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds
Moorland Road
Leeds
LS6 1AN

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Taking place at Malmaison Leeds on the evening of Tuesday 20th March, the pre-conference Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner is an ideal opportunity to meet up with colleagues ahead of the main event.

Please note participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Please see below some of the local city hotel options.

The Chartered ABS have organised two preferential rates with city hotels.

Holiday Inn Express Leeds - City Centre

Cavendish Street (Off Kirkstall Road)

West Yorkshire

Leeds

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This hotel is a 18-minute walk from Leeds train station and a 4-minute car journey to the Leeds University Business School. It is also only a 10-mintue drive to the dinner venue Malmaison.

Single occupancy B&B - £75.00

To take advantage of this rate please follow the link here and select the dates applicable to your stay.

Malmaison Leeds

1 Swinegate,

Leeds,

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This hotel is a five-minute walk from Leeds train station and a 10-minute car journey to the Leeds University Business School. Malmaison is also the venue for the conference dinner.

Single occupancy B&B - £120.00

Double occupancy B&B - £134.00

To take advantage of this rate please quote Block Code 2003CS or Chartered ABS. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel on 0113 398 1000.

 

 

Below are other hotels within the city centre.

PLEASE NOTE: The links show the best possible rate available at this time, and will change.

The Queens

City Square,
Leeds
LS1 4DY

This hotel is a one-minute walk from Leeds train station and a 12-minute car journey to the Leeds University Business School

Principal Met Hotel Leeds,

King Street
West Yorkshire
LS1 2HQ

This hotel is a 3-minute walk from Leeds train station and a 8-minute car journey to the Leeds University Business School

Ibis Leeds Centre Marlborough Street Hotel

Marlborough Street 23
West Yorkshire
Leeds
LS1 4PB

This hotel is a 12-minute walk from Leeds train station and a 5-minute car journey to the Leeds University Business School

 

 

Introduction

Taking place on Tuesday 20th March, the day before the main conference, these workshops will offer practical learning for those involved in setting and implementing their institutions research strategy.

We invite members of the Chartered ABS who can offer a high-level learning experience to submit a proposal for a workshop.

Before submitting your PDW proposal, please note:

  • All proposals need to be received by Friday 12th January 2018. Proposals received after this date will not be considered for inclusion.
  • The PDW’s will take place between 14:30 and 16:30 on Tuesday 20th
  • PDW’s can be of 90min or 180min duration.
  • PDW proposals need to be submitted using the online submission form on the Annual Research Conference website
  • Proposals should be no more than 1,000 words (excluding tables and references)
  • When submitting your proposal you will need to:
    • Provide the workshop title
    • Provide the name(s) of the presenter(s)
    • Indicate whether the workshop will be 90min or 180min
    • Explain the rationale for the workshop
    • Explain how it links to one of the ten Development Themes (if applicable)
    • Describe how it will be delivered
    • Explain what participants will learn from your session
    • Indicate whether it is applicable to a particular part of the academy
  • Each author should ensure that, should their proposal be accepted, they are able to be in Leeds on Tuesday 21 March. Authors will also need to register for the conference at the discounted speaker rate of £249.

Development Themes

We particularly welcome PDW proposals that reflect one or more of the conference’s ten ‘development themes’. However, it is not obligatory to focus on one of these themes in your proposal.

Supporting early career researchers
Supporting mid/late career researchers
Managing performance
Recruiting international research faculty
Publishing management research
Delivering real-world impact
Attracting research funding
Preparing for the REF
Creating and implementing research strategy
Evidencing and communicating research

Submit your Professional Development Workshop here

Professional Development Workshops, Tuesday 20 March

To assist our community of research directors, associate deans and senior management scholars we are pleased to announce the inaugural series of Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at this year's conference.

Taking place on Tuesday 20th March, the day before the main conference, these workshops will offer practical learning for those involved in setting and implementing their institutions research strategy.

The call for PDW proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. 

The accepted PDW's will be announced on 26th January.

CALL FOR PDW'S IS NOW CLOSED.

Introduction

Taking place on Tuesday 20th March, the day before the main conference, these workshops will offer practical learning for those involved in setting and implementing their institutions research strategy.

We invite members of the Chartered ABS who can offer a high-level learning experience to submit a proposal for a workshop.

Before submitting your PDW proposal, please note:

  • All proposals need to be received by Friday 12th January 2018. Proposals received after this date will not be considered for inclusion.
  • The PDW’s will take place between 14:30 and 16:30 on Tuesday 20th
  • PDW’s can be of 90min or 180min duration.
  • PDW proposals need to be submitted using the online submission form on the Annual Research Conference website
  • Proposals should be no more than 1,000 words (excluding tables and references)
  • When submitting your proposal you will need to:
    • Provide the workshop title
    • Provide the name(s) of the presenter(s)
    • Indicate whether the workshop will be 90min or 180min
    • Explain the rationale for the workshop
    • Explain how it links to one of the ten Development Themes (if applicable)
    • Describe how it will be delivered
    • Explain what participants will learn from your session
    • Indicate whether it is applicable to a particular part of the academy
  • Each author should ensure that, should their proposal be accepted, they are able to be in Leeds on Tuesday 21 March. Authors will also need to register for the conference at the discounted speaker rate of £249.

Development Themes

We particularly welcome PDW proposals that reflect one or more of the conference’s ten ‘development themes’. However, it is not obligatory to focus on one of these themes in your proposal.

  1. Supporting early career researchers
  2. Supporting mid/late career researchers
  3. Managing performance
  4. Recruiting international research faculty
  5. Publishing management research
  6. Delivering real-world impact
  7. Attracting research funding
  8. Preparing for the REF
  9. Creating and implementing research strategy
  10. Evidencing and communicating research

Before submitting your PDW proposal, please note:

  • All proposals need to be received by Friday 12th January 2018. Proposals received after this date will not be considered for inclusion.
  • The PDW’s will take place between 14:30 and 16:30 on Tuesday 20th
  • PDW’s can be of 90min or 180min duration.
  • PDW proposals need to be submitted using the online submission form on the Annual Research Conference website
  • Proposals should be no more than 1,000 words (excluding tables and references)
  • When submitting your proposal you will need to:
    • Provide the workshop title
    • Provide the name(s) of the presenter(s)
    • Indicate whether the workshop will be 90min or 180min
    • Explain the rationale for the workshop
    • Explain how it links to one of the ten Development Themes (if applicable)
    • Describe how it will be delivered
    • Explain what participants will learn from your session
    • Indicate whether it is applicable to a particular part of the academy
  • Each author should ensure that, should their proposal be accepted, they are able to be in Leeds on Tuesday 21 March. Authors will also need to register for the conference at the discounted speaker rate of £249.

After submitting your PDW proposal

  • Once the deadline has passed all PDW proposals will be sent to the Chartered ABS’ Research Committee who will review the submissions.
  • You will hear about whether your proposal has been accepted for inclusion in the conference by Friday 26 January.
  • If your PDW proposal is accepted for inclusion you need to send through a full outline of your workshop, and complete your registration for the conference, by Friday 23 February.

"A welcome opportunity to network, discuss relevant topics and hear interesting and challenging views." - #ARC2017

"Extremely useful day. Provided a great opportunity to reflect and refocus on school priorities." - #ARC2017

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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