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The Faculty of Business and Management held the 2018 Faculty Research Conference on Monday 10th September 2018.

The conference theme was “Be Brave! Inspiring Individual Impact in the Workplace” to reflect the importance of operating at the forefront of knowledge creation, dissemination and communication about the workplace.

Each year our community of educators and researchers, including both engaged and emerging scholars, join together in a supportive peer environment to share ideas, data and discussion to further enhance our own personal and collective understanding of the frontiers of research. We are interested in both newly formed and more developed ideas including reflections on the academic literature, methodology or data.

This year we acknowledged the need for bravery both in terms of our research practice but also our understanding of the rapidly changing world of work. Although we understand a significant amount about how we work, the nature of work and the workplace in different contexts, there is a lot more to learn. New advances in technology, demographic shifts and societal norms are forcing us all to consider what else we need to know to inform how we can work together in an economic environment that is highly competitive but faces significant challenges.

This year there were four types of contribution which reflect the different stages of the research process:

  1. Idea Seeds – bring along an idea of a potential research project and nurture it with others
  2. Data Dialogue – bring along some data, share it, and get a sense of how others respond to your analysis
  3. Key Findings – bring along your key findings to share with others
  4. Experimental Performance or Artefact – translate your research into performances/artefacts which can provoke and evoke insights for others

Linked to our United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education commitment, there will be Research Awards for research/impact into sustainable development, for example:

  • Championing work and working lives
  • Health and well-being
  • Equality and diversity
  • The environment and climate change
  • Peace and justice
  • Quality education for all
  • Responsible consumption
  • Outstanding contribution to research culture

Feel free to tweet or use other social media before, during and/or after the event. Here are some guidelines:

  1. The purpose of the tweets: to disseminate sound bites / insights / questions that the conference prompts
  2. Use the #uoc_bam18 tag in each post
  3. If you are going to take a photo please make sure you've asked the presenter and others in the shot - do not reveal faces of the audience unless you have permission.

BAM Research Conference Brochure 2018

Download in PDF format


Sandra Carr  Project Administrator, Postgraduate Office, Faculty of Business and Management

Tel: 01244 511830 (direct)  Tel: 01244 511000 (Switchboard - ask for Ext 1830)

Tracy Armstead  Co-Ordinator (Postgraduate Programmes)

Tel: 01244 511064  E-mail: