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BAM Annual Conference
30 August - 1 September 2004
St. Andrews
Conference Theme: Management Futures

Key Dates: 2004
May/early June - Authors notified by track chairs
11 June - Early-bird registration ends
15 July - Final registration
30 July - Final paper submissions

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The school supplies and recycled conference bags donated by delegates have been gifted to Tenderfoot Self Help School for street children and destitute families in Kangemi Village, Nairobi, Kenya.

There is an increasing pressure for management research and theorising to be made more relevant to the world of practice. The aim of this conference is to emphasise this need for scholarly rigor and practical relevance by focusing on the shape of the future and its possible consequences for managerial priorities and decision-making. We wish to encourage prospective sense-making, as well as retrospective explanations and justifications of what has already happened. Whilst the instinctive orientation of the academic world is to investigate and offer explanations of past events, the practitioner world is more pre-occupied with what will happen and what that will mean for their individual situations. Therein lies the inevitable tension between academic rigor and practical relevance.

The conference theme will act to integrate the plenary sessions, and will serve as a reference point for some of the tracks, and for a symposium during the main event. Topics may include business scenarios and futures, future organizational configurations, the future of management schools, leadership and foresight, future capitals and markets, technology, work and employment futures, the future of corporate governance, capitalism and ideology.

Although we would like to encourage papers on the central theme, we should stress that papers on any topic linked to management, business or organization life will be welcomed. Evaluation will be on the basis of academic merit and not on proximity to the conference theme.

Professor Peter McKiernan
Conference Chairman
Professor Mark Easterby-Smith
BAM Chairman

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Associated Conference: Irish Academy of Management, 2 - 3 September 2004, Dublin

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