This year's Annual Research Conference explores how business & management research is delivering impact in a changing world.

Bringing together directors of research, senior scholars and external stakeholders the conference is an excellent opportunity for candid, thoughtful discussion with colleagues from across the UK.

Areas for discussion include:

  • How interdisciplinary research is tackling today's grand challenges and the important contribution that can be made by business & management scholars
  • The relative merits of journals, books, periodicals, monographs and other literature as ways of communicating the impact of business & management research to the outside world
  • The evolution of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and what it means for business schools
  • How scholars and research administrators can work together effectively
  • The latest developments in REF2021
  • How to address the challenge of attracting and developing researchers from a range of backgrounds
  • The opportunities for international research collaborations in a post-Brexit environment

Taking place alongside the main conference is the inaugural Chartered ABS Research Exhibition, a series of interactive displays and installations that bring business school research to life. The theme for this inaugural Exhibition is 'Solutions for a prosperous and fair society' and it will showcase how business and & management research is delivering a positive impact to business, society and the economy.

Immerse yourself in some of the most exciting and impactful research being conducted by business schools in the UK today. View the exhibits here Register for the conference and get priority access to the Exhibition.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Kirsten Bound Executive Director of Research Analysis and Policy, Nesta

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Dr Stuart Fancey Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council

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Professor Alison Park Director of Research, Economic and Social Research Council

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David Sweeney Executive Chair, Research England

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

Martin Broad

Professor Martin Broad Head, Southampton Business School and Vice Chair, Chartered ABS

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Professor Maria Burke Head of Research & Knowledge Exchange, Winchester Business School

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Professor Marylyn Carrigan Director of Research, Keele Management School

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Professor Donna Chambers Professor of Tourism, Chair, Faculty Research Institute, Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, University of Sunderland

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Professor Thorsten Chmura Professor, Nottingham Business School

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Professor Simon Collinson Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham

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

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Professor Graeme Currie Pro-Dean Research, Engagement & Impact; Professor of Public Management, Warwick Business School

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Professor Richard Harris Deputy Dean (Research), Professor of Economics, Durham University Business School

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Professor Jean Hartley Academic Director, Centre for Policing Research and Learning, Faculty of Business and Law, The Open University

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Professor Damian Hodgson Professor of Organisational Analysis, Director, Health Services Research Centre, Alliance Manchester Business School

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Professor Natasha Mauthner Director of Research, Newcastle University Business School

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Professor Marco Mongiello Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Executive Director, Post Graduate Programmes, Surrey Business School

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Professor Karin Moser Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Director of Research and Enterprise, London South Bank University, School of Business

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Professor Edoardo Ongaro Professor of Public Management, Open University Business School

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Professor Kim Soin Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research and Doctoral College, University of Exeter

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Professor Jill Stavert Director, Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University

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Professor Dennis Tourish Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex Business School

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Dr Lee Waller
Director of Research, Hult International Business School

Programme highlights

Panel Discussion: Addressing grand challenges through interdisciplinary research Exploring the necessity for interdisciplinary approaches to research on today’s big issues and the important contribution that can be made by business & management scholars. Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council Professor Jean Hartley, Academic Director, Centre for Policing Research and Learning, Faculty of Business and Law, The Open University Professor Jill Stavert, Director, Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University Professor Damian Hodgson, Professor of Organisational Analysis, Director, Health Services Research Centre, Alliance Manchester Business School Chair: Professor Graeme Currie, Pro-Dean Research, Engagement & Impact; Professor of Public Management, Warwick Business School   Discriminating dissemination: publishing for impact This session will consider the relative merits of journals, books, periodicals, monographs and other literature (including open access) as ways of communicating business & management research to the outside world. Professor Marylyn Carrigan, Director of Research, Keele Management School Professor Richard Harris, Deputy Dean (Research), Professor of Economics, Durham University Business School  Chair: Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Chair in Risk and Resilience. University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School   Managing research performance This session will consider the pressures facing business school researchers (teaching commitments, REF obligations, grant proposals etc) and explore how directors of research and research supervisors can manage the performance of their teams. Professor Carol AtkinsonAssociate Dean: Research, MMU Faculty of Business and Law Lee Waller, Director of Research, Hult International Business School Professor Caroline Gatrell, Associate Head of Research, University of Liverpool Management School Chair: Professor Jonathan Crook, Deputy Dean and Director of Research, University of Edinburgh Business School   Working with the Research Office This session will explore the challenges facing those responsible for research administration and ways in which scholars and the Research Office can work together effectively. Joanna GarrickResearch Administrator, Leeds University Business School Professor Maxine LinternAssociate Dean – Research and Enterprise, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Birmingham City University  Chair: Professor Steve JohnsonAssistant Dean, Research, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University   Solutions for a prosperous and fair society In this session a selection of the exhibitors at the inaugural Research Exhibition will discuss their research projects. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about how the project came about, the sources of funding and the challenges that needed to be overcome in order for the project to be a success. Click here to view the list of exhibits and installations. Professor Graeme Evans, Professor of Creative & Cultural Economy, University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion Business School Tina Harrison, Personal Chair of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption, University of Edinburgh Business School Professor Navonil Mustafee, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Analytics, Director of Research (SITE), University of Exeter Business School Professor Juliana Sutanto, Professor, Lancaster University Management School Chair: Professor Stephen Perkins, Emeritus Professor, London Metropolitan University   Assessing the performance of knowledge exchange: the latest on the KEF Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England   Question Time: A conversation about REF 2021 In this interactive session participants will have the opportunity to put questions to key figures involved in REF2021. Questions will be both gathered in advance and taken on the day. Professor Robert Blackburn, Associate Dean, Research, Kingston Business School and Chair, UoA 17 sub-panel, REF2021 Professor Peter Murphy, Head of Research, Nottingham Business School David Sweeney, Executive Chair, Research England Chair: Professor Natasha Mauthner, Director of Research, Newcastle University Business School   The direction of research funding: investing in impact This session will explore the drivers for research funding (by government, business and the EU) and consider how this is influencing what research is being conducted. Kirsten Bound, Executive Director of Research Analysis and Policy, Nesta Professor Maria Burke, Head of Research & Knowledge Exchange, Winchester Business School Professor Alison Park, Director of Research, Economic and Social Research Council Chair: Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham   Recruiting and retaining diverse talent This session will explore the challenges of attracting and developing researchers from a range of backgrounds. The group will consider early career researchers, doctoral students and experienced scholars. Professor Donna Chambers, Professor of Tourism, Chair, Faculty Research Institute, Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, University of Sunderland Professor Karin Moser, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Director of Research and Enterprise, London South Bank University, School of Business Professor Kim Soin, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research and Doctoral College, University of Exeter Chair: Professor Martin Broad, Head, Southampton Business School and Vice Chair, Chartered ABS   Global impact: developing international research collaborations This session will explore the opportunities for business schools to be involved in conducting impactful research across the globe. Professor Edoardo OngaroProfessor of Public Management, Open University Business School Professor Marco MongielloAssociate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Executive Director, Post Graduate Programmes, Surrey Business School Professor Nancy PuccinelliHead of Division, Management, Marketing, Business & Society, University of Bath Chair: Professor Stephen Perkins, Emeritus Professor, London Metropolitan University   Research integrity: the predators in our midst This session will consider the impact on research integrity and on scholarly activity of predatory journals and conferences and consider ways in which these problems can be addressed. Professor Elena Antonacopoulou, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Liverpool Management School Professor Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex Business School Chair: Professor Thorsten Chmura, Professor, Nottingham Business School

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Full conference with Gala Dinner  £499
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £459
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner (save 25% on the second place)  £869
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £599
Single day without Gala Dinner  £549
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner (save 25% on the second place)  £1,039

Speakers

Speakers qualify for a special discounted rate of £259 for the full conference and gala dinner

Group Booking Discounts

Bring a group and get a 25% discount on each additional space booked!

This year's conference takes place at the University of Edinburgh's John McIntyre Conference Centre,  Pollock Halls 18 Holyrood Park Rd Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. The Chartered ABS have organised some discounted rates with a suggested hotel by the venue. Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY This hotel is a 2-3 minutes’ walk away from John McIntyre Conference Centre. It is also a 10-minute drive from Playfair Hall at Surgeons Quarter (the dinner venue)   Other suggested nearby hotels include: Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge 77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN This hotel is a two-minute walk from Playfair Hall Surgeons Quarter and a 8-minute car journey to John McIntyre Conference Centre   Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile Hotel 6 Hunter Square,  Off Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW This hotel is a two-minute walk from Playfair Hall Surgeons Quarter and a 9-minute car journey to John McIntyre Conference Centre   Hilton Edinburgh Carlton 9 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD This hotel is a 5-minute walk from Playfair Hall Surgeons Quarter and a 8-minute car journey to John McIntyre Conference Centre To book a room here please visit the online booking service http://www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk and quote promotion code EVENT. You will receive 15% off any accommodation booked.

This parallel exhibition will showcase how UK business schools are delivering a positive impact to business, the economy, and society.

Business and management research provides innovative and practical solutions to real world challenges, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and connecting disciplines. This visual and interactive exhibition will bring this research to life, and will be attended by research funders, end-users, fellow scholars, and policymakers. The Exhibition is open to anyone who books on the main conference. For more information please contact Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org) We are pleased to present nine interactive displays based on some of the leading research projects in their fields, across three areas of impact:

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Smart parks: Technology-enabled societal innovation in national and urban parks

The Smart Parks concept, developed by the Connected Communities Research Lab at Lancaster University Management School, was inspired by the exponential growth in smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and Internet of Things, and the opportunities they create for societal innovation in national and urban parks. There is a growing body of evidence that links people’s use of open green spaces to their physical and mental wellbeing, social cohesion, community effectiveness, and favourable economic and environmental outcomes. Our interdisciplinary research programme brings together postgraduate students, industry sponsors, community leaders, local businesses, and policy-makers. Innovation is accelerated through prototyping projects, benchmarking, and sharing of good practices. Exhibited by: Lancaster University Management School

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Using commercial big data for economic and social development: The PARM (Projected Augmented Relief Model) of cellular activity in Tanzania

The display demonstrates the potential for using commercial data to aid development in countries where data streams we take for granted don’t exist or are dysfunctional. Mobile phone records (anonymized) are used to generate socio-economic maps and animations that can inform optimized service location, infrastructure design and transport development among many other applications. The demonstration consists of a 3D projection derived from mobile phone data from the Kilimanjaro region of Northern Tanzania. Note: The display was funded by the following projects: 'Neo-demographics: Opening Developing World Markets by Using Personal Data and Collaboration EPSRC EP/L021080/1' and 'From Human Data to Personal Experience EPSRC EP/M02315X/1'. Exhibited by: Nottingham University Business School

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The business of fashion, textiles & technology: Sustainable growth & prosperity

The exhibition will present a major new research project funded under the government’s Industrial Strategy which is investing over £40m in R&D creative clusters in the UK over the next 5 years. The Centre for Fashion Business & Innovation Research based at University of the Arts London’s Fashion Business School is leading an industry-HEI partnership on Business Innovation including new business and enterprise models & financing, and Technology Adoption, including AI/VR and sustainable materials development - leading to new product and service innovation and business growth. The prime beneficiaries are SMEs including BMEs, and fashion design, ‘fashtech’ and manufacturing clusters linked to social and economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and place-shaping - one of the Industrial Strategy objectives. Exhibited by: Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion

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Developing young adults’ financial capability

Three-quarters of young adults admit to making money mistakes in their first years of financial independence that impact their future lives. Financial capability is a key skill required in adult life, but not all young people have the opportunity to develop this skill. Our research has led to several interventions to improve young adults’ financial capability. This includes the development of financial education training for teachers and a financial education curriculum for post-16 students (by Young Money) delivered to over 100 schools in England and 3,500 students, that led to measurable improvement in young people’s confidence and ability to deal with a range of financial matters. Our research will be brought to life via engaging visuals, multi-media and interactive activities. Exhibited by: University of Edinburgh Business School

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Changing policy and practice in the delivery of adult social care

Demographic change and an ageing population mean analysts expect demand for domiciliary care in the UK to grow exponentially over the coming decades with the result that service performance and quality remain pressing issues for policymakers and stakeholders across the UK. Research commissioned by the Welsh Government, and undertaken by Professor Carol Atkinson and Dr Sarah Crozier from Manchester Metropolitan University, explored the relationship between workforce terms and conditions and quality of domiciliary care. The research also underpins a Greater Manchester Combined Authority-commissioned study, with a specific focus on adult social care, that offers policy solutions to address low pay, care quality and productivity in Greater Manchester. This forms part of the local Industrial Strategy evidence base to be submitted to central Government in March 2019. Through engaging with our interactive quiz and short film you can test your own knowledge around adult social care and learn more about how our research findings have impacted significantly on both policy and practice. Members of the research team will be on hand to answer any of your questions and share their research findings with you. Exhibited by: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

How much green tax should be put on a litre of petrol?

The case for pursuing climate change mitigation policies, including carbon taxes, does not depend only on our knowledge of the underlying natural sciences. Inherently irreducible differences in opinion about what it means to be fair across generations plays an equally important, if less publicly visible, role. UK business schools have expertise that is currently being used by international government bodies to help evaluate policy proposals in this, and related, areas. We will ask two simple questions that will allow us to infer delegates’ beliefs about intergenerational ethics. We will then calculate a tax rate on petrol that is consistent with these preferences, and display where their tax rate lies relative to a range of expert recommendations". Exhibited by: York Management School

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Another link in the chain for the UK Modern Slavery Act: Connecting corporate leadership and consumer behaviour

This interactive exhibition is founded on two previous research studies that explored how companies have attempted to tackle the prevalence of Modern Slavery in their supply chain, and in particular, the extent to which the UK Modern Slavery Act has transformed organizational behaviour in relation to tackling Modern Slavery in supply chains. In this interactive exhibition, we will add another ‘link to the chain’ by translating our research at the corporate and leadership level to consumers, to influence sales on the high street and thereby demonstrating that ROI in better supply chains pays off. We hope that this will encourage consumers to take action to change behaviour. The research display will be an immersive and interactive exhibition of imagery that depicts people at work in the supply chain. Through the projection of a series of images, we will evoke emotional responses from participants and explore how these affect decision-making and behaviour. We believe that communication with the public is the key to unlocking their potential to change, and extending the impact of the UK Modern Slavery Act to the high street. Exhibited by: Hult International Business School

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NHSquicker: Informing attendance choices for urgent care

NHSquicker is a digital platform that delivers indirect suggestions (nudges) to inform patients of alternative locations for urgent care. It includes a user-facing app that provides these suggestions taking into account the live waiting time from A&E/Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and combining it with travel time. It helps users make informed decisions, for example, whether they visit a facility which may be nearer to them but with a long waiting time or travel to an alternative location that is further away but with a shorter waiting time. This helps to reduce overcrowding in A&E by redistributing demand for minor ailments among the network of MIUs. NHSquicker receives real-time data from over 25 A&E and MIUs in Devon and Cornwall. www.nhsquicker.co.uk Exhibited by: University of Exeter Business School

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Warwick Business School’s organising healthcare research network

This exhibition showcases research undertaken within Warwick Business School’s (WBS) Organising Healthcare Research Network (OHRN) that has impacted on healthcare organisations, service delivery and health policy in the UK and beyond. The OHRN is a research grouping focused upon healthcare organisation and management research, and concerned with impact on policy and organisational practice, commonly through empirical studies supported by large-scale research funding. The group publish in the very highest quality, peer-reviewed academic journals and the network is highly engaged with practice with WBS faculty working directly with UK hospitals and the NHS, as well as internationally in partnership with other University faculties. Research conducted through the OHRN has led to material impacts on: patient care – for example in one impact case example we demonstrate that research directly led to saving 60 lives and; health policies – for example, we demonstrate in one of our impact cases that OHRN research influenced healthcare regulatory processes and prompted a UK Government consultation on reforming healthcare professional regulation. Exhibited by: Warwick Business School

Gala Dinner

Taking place at Playfair Hall on Tuesday 19 March from 19:00 onwards the pre-conference Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner is an ideal opportunity to meet up with colleagues ahead of the main event. Dress Code: Business Attire Playfair Hall, Playfair Building Surgeons Quarter Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DW

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