This year's Annual Research Conference explores how business & management research is addressing critical societal and economic challenges; the new opportunities for research, innovation and knowledge exchange in uncertain times; and how research leaders in UK business schools can build capacity, manage performance and support the wellbeing of their research teams.

The conference is the yearly gathering of directors of research, research and innovation leads, senior business & management scholars and knowledge exchange professionals from UK business schools. Running the conference as an online event presents many opportunities. Alongside the high-level keynote sessions and the interactive breakout sessions that are a hallmark of the event; there will be a greater range of international speakers, valuable asynchronous content and a wider variety of discussion formats.

Programme highlights:

  • New opportunities for business & management research, innovation and knowledge exchange in today’s uncertain economic and political environment
  • Securing external research funding including the practicalities of winning large bids
  • The opportunities for UK business schools in Horizon Europe projects
  • The changing nature of the UK’s small business ecosystem and how business schools can support the growth and productivity of SMEs
  • The role of business schools in interdisciplinary research collaborations
  • Impact beyond the REF and forward planning for the next REF cycle
  • The practicalities of building a business school’s international research identity and profile
  • Helping research-active balance research and teaching commitments and supporting staff wellbeing
  • Creating inclusive and diverse research teams and supporting development of black, Asian and minority ethnic business & management researchers
  • Recruiting post-graduate researchers from the UK and overseas
  • Nurturing and developing early career researchers at a time of resource and opportunity constraints

Full programme will be released soon.

Programme highlights:

  • New opportunities for business & management research, innovation and knowledge exchange in today’s uncertain economic and political environment
  • Securing external research funding including the practicalities of winning large bids
  • The opportunities for UK business schools in Horizon Europe projects
  • The changing nature of the UK’s small business ecosystem and how business schools can support the growth and productivity of SMEs
  • The role of business schools in interdisciplinary research collaborations
  • Impact beyond the REF and forward planning for the next REF cycle
  • The practicalities of building a business school’s international research identity and profile
  • Helping research-active balance research and teaching commitments and supporting staff wellbeing
  • Creating inclusive and diverse research teams and supporting development of black, Asian and minority ethnic business & management researchers
  • Recruiting post-graduate researchers from the UK and overseas
  • Nurturing and developing early career researchers at a time of resource and opportunity constraints

The programme is in development and will be released soon.

Fees

Early Bird Rates

Book by Friday 26 March to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate!

  • Members £60
  • Non-members £80

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

Note to non-members: Commercial organisations who are not sponsoring the conference are not eligible for more than one pass. If you are from a non-member business school and you would like to purchase multiple passes please contact Pritika Pau (pritika.pau@charteredabs.org)

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

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

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org
020 7236 7678

The conference is the yearly gathering of directors of research, research and innovation leads, senior business & management scholars and knowledge exchange professionals from UK business schools.

The Annual Research Conference takes place online on the platform 'Hopin'. Your unique login details will be shared with you ahead of the conference. Detailed guidance on how to access the platform and FAQ's will be available soon.

You can log in to as many sessions as you wish throughout the two days, enabling you to fit your attendance around your other commitments, and create personalised schedules based on your interests, development needs and availability.

Sponsoring the Annual Research Conference is a great opportunity to strengthen your relationships with Research Directors, knowledge exchange professionals, and business & management academics at UK business schools,

For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

“It’s always excellent to meet people from other business schools, to talk about shared problems that we face, and talk about what we are collectively trying to do to make the world a better place”

Professor Mark Freeman, Dean, The York Management School

“The exhibition has provided a really interesting way of presenting the research, more visual and engaging than we would normally do through written academic papers”

Tina Harrison, Professor of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption, University of Edinburgh Business School

“The conversations today have been extremely interesting, particularly those concerning interdisciplinary work.”

Professor Edward Truch, Director of Connected Communities Research Lab, Lancaster University Management School

“This exhibition is challenging assumptions and changing expectations about what business school research can achieve”

Dr Nadine Page, Senior Research Fellow, Hult International Business School