British Academy of Management British Academy of Management BAM _e7dd36dc-0033-4c89-8266-e7f1d7d15901 To be leading the development of capacity for management academe and an advocate of management academics, and to shape the debate about management issues within society. _2bf48fcf-bf96-4dd1-902d-03e676ad6934 To develop the community of management academics for the benefit of members, practising managers, management education and society. This will be achieved by fostering the networks which connect members to each other and to external stakeholders and by encouraging research and scholarship of high academic quality and of value to practice. _cb80627e-6c76-4df7-a4fd-802d78891698 Membership and Income SUSTAIN THE ACADEMY THROUGH INCREASING MEMBERSHIP AND DEVELOPING OTHER INCOME STREAMS _3c08096d-f58d-4011-ae2a-a5b50789de45 a Ordinary Members Increase the number of ordinary members to 2000 (i.e. to approximately 2/3rds of the UK population of research active management and business academics). _95f4530f-533d-48eb-adfe-18e08f42646f a.1 A separate strategy for membership recruitment produced partly before and partly as a result of discussions at the Away Day is provided in Appendix 2. target date, + 350 full fee by September 2008 compared to April 2007; total 2000 full fee members by September 2010 1799c472-e980-41a6-9e62-39dd62d1d69a 2a80ae2c-6807-48ea-8fee-d7fa5f96a497 Infrastructure MAINTAIN AND, WHERE NECESSARY, FURTHER DEVELOP AN INFRASTRUCTURE OF PREMISES, STAFF AND SYSTEMS APPROPRIATE FOR MEETING THE VISION AND ASPIRATIONAL AIMS _7f85e61b-ce75-473d-a3df-074e7a0565a6 b Office Facilities Rent and furbish office facilities that will provide space and facilities for staff, members events and member drop-in. _21fcdf40-a567-4b91-a164-08d6292ac456 b.1 target date for decisions about the seminar space, end June 2007, and full refurbishment of the premises, including the seminar space, end November 2007 7e6e94c2-b555-4d00-879b-c0e14ed673ee c10734b7-a3e2-42ee-bcdf-09ec56c3e5cb Staffing So far as budget constraints allow, recruit and maintain staffing levels sufficient to support the agreed aims and objectives. _e9b60d52-7e7c-4c93-9a28-31139f37b061 b.2 For 2007 new staffing support implied is for SIG support and a deputy office manager who will take on many of the other implied role areas. For 2008 consideration of provision of new staffing support for IT is implied. target date for executive to discuss provision of IT support, March 2008 3d255792-4540-45d7-9772-c830184901ab ac0aacb9-9367-46f3-a16f-10c2fe184b3d Website Initiate and implement stage 2 of website development. _de3d7f33-d4a5-4278-9c8e-900b740dc239 b.3 See c5 for details. 6648fdae-bcb8-4082-842f-537e97e9f9bb 87ec41f9-76b5-49de-8f54-d4d4fd8c27b9 Member Services PROVIDE EXCELLENT SERVICES TO MEMBERS, INCLUDING TRAINING, NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO JOURNALS AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION _34de22d6-f5a6-4c0b-a801-aee6fa4f9704 c Member Priorities Consult members regularly on what they would value in terms of Academy activities through adding additional questions into the conference feedback questionnaire. _92f6a85e-212d-4940-8916-6cf90d6e26bd c.1 target date for development of the questionnaire, Conference 2007 2dc95ebf-3588-4aaf-b1a3-da64947e9772 1f010255-7ad9-4532-98ac-68852e9d0977 Across the Life Course Maintain and further develop a high quality and accessible “across the life course” training and development programme, through: i. submitting proposals to each future round of the ESRC’s Researcher Development Initiative; ii. maintaining links with AIM for the duration of its existence to ensure co-ordination with its capacity building programme; iii. publishing a calendar of training and development events for any one year during the preceding November; target date for publishing calendar, January for 2008 and November in subsequent years iv. extending the pool of people able and willing to get involved in training and development; v. involving, in particular, the BAM Fellows in training and development; vi. conducting an annual survey to ensure BAM continues to provide training activities that are in demand, as well as identifying new opportunities through adding additional questions into the conference feedback questionnaire. _c4329355-70e7-4e7c-868d-33288577356b c.2 target date for development of the questionnaire, Conference 2007 9c28554a-224b-44b6-b6b4-d2483b567e7d 35bacd2e-d939-495a-8d36-15d5e46c5aa0 Directors of Research Network Support and develop the activities of BAM’s Directors of Research Network, through embedding the DoRN administrative assistance previously provided by AIM into BAM’s mainstream infrastructure. _973efa5c-92ca-4f28-af2b-6d897ab0e5a3 c.3 target date for DoRN administrator in post, June 2007 de383e78-9598-42d1-af67-3cf95c1d5f60 daf3353e-c8ef-4cfd-8769-98e98a1c8331 SIG Support Support and develop the activities of special interest groups relevant to members’ research interests and the developing domain, through maintaining a strategy for SIG support. _deb9d6ec-67dd-4ef8-9e30-536ea057fdf2 c.4 See Appendix 3. a1f59835-972e-42ae-9754-da6d9103b7aa 0135792e-1917-41f6-87ca-590d59177986 Website Move towards a second phase of website development incorporating the delivery of services to members such as online networking, an interactive discussion forum, the opportunity to manage their own membership (contact details, membership renewals, requests for information, online booking for training and development events and downloadable podcasts of discussion from workshops, conferences and so on, through: i. considering the functional requirements of stage two of the Web site development and production of a clear specification in preparation for competitive tender; ii. considering the commercial aspect of the site – such as selling advertising space, charging for job advertisements – and whether this is something that should be cultivated; iii. considering the possibilities for using enhance website facilities to reducing the administrative processes within the BAM office. _28b28809-eff1-4329-811d-6fcc8df52ca0 c.5 target date for completing needs assessment of stage 2, end October 2007, and for system implementation, end July 2008 d5aafee2-b067-45b3-8c65-8dfe306e9ef0 804f681d-8d2c-4314-9457-27b161a8f547 Publication Portfolio Enhancement Explore the potential for enhancing the existing portfolio of publications, currently including journals, e-newsletter, annual report, _2bf029de-bb0e-465b-b7f8-2e47e6a9f98a c.6 See also j. target date for reporting to Council on this, April 2008 Council meeting 246eaa71-171b-45a7-9a9c-367b32c56cf5 48b9184e-4e5c-42c5-b9a8-54a349cd9314 Member Dialogue and Feedback Improve dialogue with members and so encourage feedback, through: i. providing an online forum for members’ feedback with comments circulated to the Executive and BAM office for discussion/action; ii, considering additional ways to obtain feedback from members; iii. designing and sending a questionnaire to all lapsed and lapsing members to ascertain the reasons for their decision. _32ce6cd7-b40e-47a8-a91d-f7f2cf40546c c.7 target date for reporting to Council on this, November 2007 Council meeting 737ad8be-3ad8-403c-a848-77bceaba41b9 67eb9593-8fb0-4150-b976-d1eff9c73bca Information Dissemination Ensure that information about services and particular events is disseminated to the right audiences and reaches new audiences where appropriate, through: i. identifying, through DoRN, a key person – probably the research administrator - in each institution, to act as information conduit between BAM and their respective institution; ii. organising an event for Research Administrators as an introduction to BAM and to encourage them in this role. _62983e20-72a9-4c96-ac68-09530177d2a2 c.8 target date for implementing the event, June 2008 3d962191-0e15-485e-9566-e81992964453 3eabeae2-99d1-41de-a653-88eddc268973 Advocacy BE THE LEADING ADVOCATE FOR THE VIEWS AND CONTRIBUTION OF THE MEMBERSHIP TO EXTERNAL BODIES _e96ec6cb-d94d-4508-877e-f32a7c20ce6f d Business and Management Research Consultation Establish BAM as the first port of call for consultation on matters of Business and Management research, through: i. ensuring credible and timely responses to consultation calls, wherever possible using events or other means to allow for the incorporation of members’ views in the response; ii. actively seeking to nominate BAM members for key positions in the ESRC and other bodies and explicitly maintaining communication between members who take such roles and the Executive and Council; iii. proactively providing the ESRC and other bodies with helpful items such as the list of reviewers for the ESRC research grants board; iv. inviting those in appropriate positions from HEFCE/EPSRC/ESRC to Executive meetings on (minimally) an annual basis (minimum) to keep communication and relationship with Executive active; v. compiling a list of organisations with which open and regular communication should be established and why. _eeebffdc-764c-4ed3-99e4-86f3c8d2581f d.1 dde11f79-6e8f-4b30-b615-874ca6b48736 a2ba797a-6c95-4c55-b652-fc67111793a7 Community Development Proactively initiate proposals relevant to the development of the community, such as the current ESRC capacity Building initiative. _8ae1c763-61de-4348-ae7b-e80d8413deda d.2 See f2. a8bf6f6b-57a4-46e0-a784-c052bc16e333 854fbcaf-f4ee-4dda-bbdc-2c939d21b4e2 Communications with Related Organizations Continue to strengthen communication channels and present a united front with related organizations when liaising with research councils, funding councils and other similar bodies, through: i. initiating dialogue with organisations, including the Academy of Marketing, BAA, CIM, FME, ISBE, ORS, SAMS, AIM, AIB and the Public Administration Committee of the UK Joint University Council for Social and Public Administrating, to investigate opportunities for collaboration _c27736af-9fa8-432c-a0ff-5fceb74ec120 d.3 See e. target date for holding an initial meeting, June 2007, with follow up meetings at approximately 6 monthly intervals thereafter. f8fcd132-b5e2-4e59-889e-06352aa01510 a670c4db-f3d6-43b7-98e9-bbf198e5e24a Interaction with the Media Develop a strategy and process for interaction with the media, for example, in publicising BAM’s lead in, for example, responding to consultation exercises or initiatives such as the capacity building proposals, through: i. incorporating this function into the role of a member of office staff; ii. considering which publications or other media to target (e.g. THES, Financial Times Business Education section) and the strategy around this. _5cbc0580-a887-4546-bfe9-44ffc276f6b4 d.4 target date for reporting to Council on this, April 2008 Council meeting 4b191fce-af5b-4c05-ab35-140d078a271f d0f87008-af6c-4f27-a5c8-6657318311fc Website Develop the website to provide additional services such as podcasts of discussion from various activities (e.g. DoRN RCUK peer review consultation), so that these could be made available for downloading by members and, where appropriate, outside bodies, through incorporating this requirement into consideration of the functional requirements of stage two of the Web site development. _862df7cc-7e65-48e6-b2ac-92f92b8e659d d.5 See c5 for details. 2d191526-4b0f-4b48-bc00-75c69edada43 a3fbc706-2654-4cde-ae24-4a064de74dbc Corporate Identity/Logo Evaluate the current corporate identity (logo) and if necessary establish a stronger one, through: i. setting up a review process and subject to the outcome, engaging an appropriate consultant for the design of a new logo and any other aspects of CI deemed necessary; ii. reviewing the level of ‘Britishness’ the Academy wishes to convey, and in which arenas this aspect should be highlighted; iii. establishing guidelines for use of new (or existing) corporate identity material for the office and all sub groups of BAM. _f6d67102-2b16-4077-9418-548991c094c9 d.6 target date for reporting to Council on this, defer to 2009 8dbe1120-5a5e-4551-b74f-3959b1afed1d 3fefdb78-49fb-4543-9e31-425ee9c4c900 Other Learned Societies ENGAGE WITH OTHER LEARNED SOCIETIES, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMIC COMMUNITY _e4e16689-859f-4a9e-807e-b2b2a453a15c e Communications Strengthen communication channels and present a united front with related organizations when liaising with research councils, funding councils and other similar bodies. _8b9bb918-b51c-455a-b064-81fa0da2ef1e e.1 See d3 for details. 5b561dd9-3455-4fee-9e3a-8e7e66c45db0 16fa7c87-f285-4778-a71b-69ad151ff87e Career Development and Progression FACILITATE THE PROGRESSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAREERS OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMICS _379bdbc3-dde9-45c6-a63a-ae3c122445e1 f Across the Life Course Maintain and further develop a high quality and accessible “across the life course” training and development programme. _6aed8e4f-222d-4b79-8f89-2bd6d49ff0a7 f.1 See c2 for details. 97d9e91d-9ff1-41ce-aefa-a5a68d9a7a8d b2bc0dad-9624-41a0-8b79-e93f960d25fd Capacity Building Continue to lead the capacity building initiative currently under consideration for support by the ESRC Training and Development Board, ESRC Council and Office of Science and Innovation, through: i. seeing the proposals through the ESRC Training and Development Board, ESRC Council and OSI; ii. assuming funding at some level is forthcoming, reviewing the contents of the proposal annually and making recommendations to the ESRC based on evolving requirements and funding opportunities; iii. seeking to develop and manage a Steering Group for the initiative. _57a539f3-e926-4f50-8d2a-71274b234c75 f.2 target date for initiating steering group, end November 2007 3fcfdc30-adf4-433d-b072-dfaa0353952c 65382199-99ab-465a-be1e-89047bf93a65 Directors of Research Network Activities Support and develop the activities of BAM’s Directors of Research Network. _2dbdb5fd-ee9b-4e80-85f4-40ac08730b94 f.3 See c3 for details. 9f9d5846-1e04-4894-845f-db2d11158fb0 21e01198-2880-4445-9df5-816439250807 Special Interest Activities Support and develop the activities of special interest groups relevant to members’ research interests and the developing domain. _72c91aad-3a2f-4113-a72d-6d38df096bcd f.4 See c4 for details. 2f52b0ba-5c8d-4fa3-a55b-a2a4417d5188 c8abc5ad-bbae-4083-a4e9-f8178c066081 Scholarship PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE STUDY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT _3f25e1d5-b81a-43a9-9565-ad3299726242 g Across the Life Course Maintain and further develop a high quality and accessible “across the life course” training and development programme. _81d96c21-6809-4171-91b6-ce9889aab5eb g.1 See c2 for details. 5315ebad-3d34-411c-b7de-cf6dc7b4b871 59f84752-df9a-42bb-a605-596b662140d9 Directors of Research Network Activities Support and develop the activities of BAM’s Directors of Research Network. _fd1a4df3-8e5a-4162-a692-ff5a92d85d70 g.2 See c3 for details. ba825a80-5112-4c3f-b62e-3cdba7c3aa1f e1d77338-e346-4b60-901b-17dd84e8eb6b Special Interest Activities Support and develop the activities of special interest groups relevant to members’ research interests and the developing domain. _228fbdde-ce2d-41c7-aa92-2a9ca561c55b g.3 See c4 for details. 342ed75c-1b9c-4ce0-9634-123e4f685733 bfc58e3e-54c1-4228-8b22-6842f83bb491 Theory and Practice PROMOTE THE RECIPROCAL DEPENDENCY OF THEORY AND PRACTICE, BY ENCOURAGING RESEARCH QUESTIONS WHICH ARE GROUNDED IN THE NEEDS OF PRACTITIONERS, AND OUTPUTS WHICH INFORM PRACTICE _527b4c47-574f-482e-bf7b-5fc1a9e76d5a h Practice Relevant Research Establish support, on an ongoing basis, for the development of understanding of the nature and practice of Practice Relevant Research, and for the support of researchers engaged (or seeking to be) in such research, through: i. incorporating PRR training regularly into the calendar of training and development events; for 2007, specifically, launching a series of PRR roadshows and an RDI funded workshop on “Deriving Research Output From Enterprise Activities”; ii. continuing to incorporate a PRR focus into events run at conference or through SIGs or DoRN; for 2008, specifically, incorporating this into the conference theme. _0b0b324a-8ae6-4ec7-8173-91620624417a h.1 See c2.iii. target date for initiating first roadshow and holding RDI workshop, December 2007 0575f66c-a7cb-4d42-b735-83c9e40e00b7 0080fc18-abc6-409f-be77-7ec794c7e3d8 Practitioner-Focused Outputs Continue consideration of possibilities for a PRR journal and/or other practitioner focused outputs for business and management research. _4ac1195f-cb82-4dd9-b417-07160cfb8936 h.2 target date for reporting to Council on this, November 2007 Council meeting d1dbc0ee-d726-4a3a-9319-eaf835c314f2 b9bda99e-9ad9-4442-98e0-be6e37d1defa Practitioner Events Explore the potential for launching events involving practitioners. _6ece6ab7-9241-4641-87e7-803b681a4edf h.3 target date for reporting to Council on this, November 2007 Council meeting a0cf8f56-95dc-4991-bbbc-e1012d35ffa5 5c6b8f1e-70e3-458f-bdf4-c166097b556e Debate Fora Continue initiating fora for debates involving editors of European Business and Management journals about the value and validity of practice relevant research, through maintaining this as an item on the DoRN agenda. _b67cdd9c-ba90-43db-ba90-70382a08768e h.4 33f7a37e-1109-412a-8b28-84c15bc3d50b 0bf4358d-400a-4c53-90c0-66847f0c26ca Research Outputs DISSEMINATE THE OUTPUTS OF RESEARCH TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMICS AROUND THE WORLD, POLICY MAKERS, PRACTISING MANAGERS AND STUDENTS _aa85a754-ce5a-4a08-ad71-8bd92632ef75 i Training and Development Establish support, on an ongoing basis, for the development of researchers’ abilities in publishing, through continuing to incorporate publishing training regularly into the calendar of training and development events. _637cc24b-aa49-40a8-941b-99b300b44934 i.1 See c2.iii 8a81f562-339c-4194-becc-9ade118ce0c1 04b72a6c-c25c-408a-afb7-49500c7d8da8 Directors of Research Network Support and develop the activities of BAM’s Directors of Research Network. _a9c7efa4-e72e-44b2-8330-7eb6b4ba8b2f i.2 See c3 for details. 7d307973-463a-4eaf-8c98-fab224991fcb be4b2da0-67a0-48c5-916e-b6b3a85fb538 Special Publications Support and develop the publishing related activities of special interest groups. _cf22f5fa-72c8-49c1-ab3f-b7b439c49ff6 i.3 See c4 for details. aa7e9f34-3c30-4d09-85f8-48f7e845bb47 91ab8e3d-1373-4cfa-b821-8bfaf1e03808 Blackwell/Wiley Enhance the relationship with Blackwell/Wiley, through considering, and if relevant, following up, by the communication subgroup, of the areas – such as enhanced journal marketing, the sustainability of the existing model of printing hard copy journals, the possibility of moving solely to electronic publication and the likely financial impact any change might have – that might be beneficial. _98cb6b32-bc9a-4d8f-a810-ac9a189f1fc3 i.4 target date for reporting to Council on this, April 2008 Council meeting d8eed9da-2129-460a-8cbd-af3e88e48aec f5ac5d6e-effc-408c-9edc-8ce736ddcf6c Practitioner Focussed Outputs Continue consideration of possibilities for a PRR journal and/or other practitioner focussed outputs for business and management research. _40dae333-849a-461f-a3be-a7b9f53a14fe i.5 8ae81106-2ef3-40c7-8706-d87a951458c0 3bd32e31-997a-45bf-98b2-7011f3c56c76 Conferences Strategy Develop a more strategic approach regarding future conferences, through i. developing a strategic approach to conference location and approaching institution/s in the places of interest; ii. developing a conference procedures manual; and iii. developing an enhanced feedback questionnaire for 2007, encourage a greater response rate and initiating improvements year on year. _72407625-181b-477e-ab28-665d4d5c0fce i.6 target date for the manual to be developed, end December 2007 target date for development of the questionnaire, mid August 2007 11a431e4-1580-43f8-9ff0-c3b562f4fc9b 85219142-5d92-40d9-8273-a074ae13e85a Journal Publications SUPPORT THE PUBLICATION OF BAM-BADGED HIGH QUALITY JOURNALS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MEMBERSHIP AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY _8573ca89-8bbf-4636-a886-1ed8ea36181c j Portfolio Maintain and develop the portfolio of journals linked to BAM, through: i. taking advantage of any opportunities provided by the recent merger of Blackwell and Wiley; ii. continuing to explore the possibilities for launching a PRR journal and/or other practitioner focussed outputs for business and management research; iii. considering which journals published by Blackwell or Wiley might be of interest to BAM members and discussing with Wiley whether these might be offered (as JMS is) to members at a reduced subscription rate. _6a6bcb3f-7bb4-43aa-b3b7-954c30a5516f j.1 e8fdec2e-9f54-4d90-84a2-adaad02ee299 fe3327db-95e9-47ce-9d6b-f17a83d53542 Currency Ensure that BAM journals remain technically up to date, through regularly revisiting the issue of switching to Manuscript Central and remaining up to date with software developments in this area. _1a66a012-a0d6-46f5-ae30-e6983a35a5b7 j.2 ab29a56e-580d-40b5-aa82-9bb06a420c1b 42d3baf8-06f7-47b6-9774-c237d0cee3b1 Distribution Improve the distribution of journals, through introducing a streamlined process of requesting missing journals (a direct liaison between members and Blackwell Publishing). _40262e1e-b8dc-4d4f-8ad8-205a87fb3c9d j.3 target date for implementation, January 2008 cf457759-8a4d-4999-ad88-15cd67bf2fbb 935c0e7e-b787-46ca-84bd-b8298be2c4b5 2007-09-11 2009-12-31 2010-02-08 http://www.bam.ac.uk/main/documents/strategy_approvedSEPT07.pdf Arthur Colman (www.drybridge.com) colman@drybridge.com Submit error.