Founded in 1986, the British Academy of Management (BAM) is the leading community for scholars in the field of business and management in the UK. Its 2000-strong international membership ranges from doctoral researchers through to senior academics and practitioners, with disciplines across the full field of management. BAM runs a major international conference each year, publishes excellent research in its established peer-reviewed journals (British Journal of Management and International Journal of Management Reviews), recognises excellence through awards, provides grants for research, supports members’ career development, influences management knowledge and education, and enables community activity through vibrant networks. Through its policy function BAM provides independent evidence on policy issues affecting the business & management community and actively mobilises the expertise that resides in its community for public benefit.
BAM collaborates with international sister bodies, funders of research, learned societies, policymakers, professional bodies and practitioners to expand scholarly networks and influence policy, educational provision, and the design and delivery of curricula and meaningful, impactful research.
BAM’s vision is to be a pluralistic learned society, contributing to the development of management knowledge and practice nationally and internationally. It is inclusive, recognising and respecting the diversity in its community, and promotes excellence in all they do.
BAM is a charity registered in England and Wales, governed by a Council of Management, composed of individuals elected by the general membership for a minimum of 3 years, and others co-opted for specific tasks as well as a few ex-officio members. It represents the interests of the membership and contributes to the activities of the learned society through working with the Vice Chairs. An elected Executive Committee develops the strategy, works with Council, and oversees the longer-term direction of the Academy to ensure an effective implementation of the agreed strategy. The Executive Committee consists of the President (Professor Nic Beech), the Chair (Professor Katy Mason), elected Vice-Chairs and an appointed Treasurer (Dr Neil Pyper). The elected Vice-Chair roles cover the following portfolios of BAM activity:
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
- Special Interest Groups
- Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building
- Research and Publications
- Management, Knowledge and Education