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Submit Your Papers to the BAM2020 Conference

Deadline extended to 28 February

The paper submission deadline for the BAM2020 Conference, taking place at Alliance Manchester Business School in September 2020, has been extended to Friday 28 February [23.59 GMT].

Innovating for a Sustainable Future

Alliance Manchester Business School is delighted to be hosting the annual British Academy of Management Conference, Innovating for a Sustainable Future, taking place 2-4 September 2020.

Innovation has transformed, and continues to transform, our world. Innovation creates new products, new technologies, and new business models. Our knowledge of how to manage the innovation process, and the organisational systems used to guide it, has grown in depth and sophistication. However, while the benefits of innovation are there for all to see, the negative impact on society and the environment are difficult to ignore. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of innovation where our ideas of how innovation should be managed and directed are undergoing profound change. The models of innovation that dominate today reflect the goals of the profit-making enterprise. These goals shape project selection, resource allocation, and marketing strategy. The negative externalities of this model - the costs to society and the environment - were always visible but were tolerated as necessary for economic growth. As we come to realise that growth at any price is no longer acceptable, we also see that it is not enough for innovation to create new products and new technologies. Managing the innovation process must now take into consideration responsibility to society and the environment.