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

Annual Research Conference 2019

20 March, University of Edinburgh Business School

Registrations will open shortly

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.

This conference brings together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, funders and policymakers for forward-looking discussions on the key issues facing the sector. It provides an opportunity for research active staff to receive professional development and a space to network with peers in the business school community.

Who should attend

This conference will be essential for business school research leaders including:

  • Deputy/Pro Vice-Chancellors of Research
  • Deans/Pro Dean/Associate Deans of Research
  • Directors/Deputy Directors of Research
  • Heads/Associate Heads of Research
  • Professors
  • Research Managers
  • Senior Lecturers

Professional Development Workshop

Taking place on Tuesday 19 March, the day before the main conference, these workshops offer practical learning to those involved involved in research at UK business schools.

The call for PDW proposals will open soon. If you would like to submit a proposal please contact Oliver Lowe oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

The 2019 programme is in development and will be released soon.

Speakers at the 2018 Annual Research Conference included:

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

The 2019 Annual Research Conference takes place at University of Edinburgh Business School. Further details available soon.

Fees: Details to be announced soon.

Accommodation: Please note participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. We will advertise local hotels in due course.

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

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

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