Birmingham Business School to host The Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Research Conference


Birmingham Business School is hosting The Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Research Conference in March 2017. The conference brings together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, research funders and policymakers and will tackle the important issues around funding, interdisciplinarity, research impact and the REF.

Speakers include academic experts from across a wide range of business disciplines and will cover topics such as the outlook for research and innovation funding post-Brexit and a panel discussion on REF 2020: look ahead and next steps.

The Business School encourages all those involved in setting business school research strategies to join in the discussions about:

  • The role that business schools play in translating scientific invention into commercially viable innovation
  • How business school research is delivering impact at local, regional, national and international level
  • The implications of Lord Stern's Review of the REF and of the consultation currently underway

Moreover, the evening before the conference there will be a Gala Dinner for all attendees - a great opportunity for informal discussion and networking ahead of the main event.

“As Chair of the Chartered Association of Business Schools I am extremely pleased that the University of Birmingham is hosting this year's Annual Research Conference on March 29th. With the connected themes of Interdisciplinarity, Impact and the REF, an expert group of speakers will also consider the implications of the Government's Industrial Strategy and the role of business schools in innovation and economic growth.” Simon Collinson, Chair, Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Spaces are limited but if you would like to find out more and register for the conference please visit the Annual Research Conference event page.

About The Chartered Association of Business Schools

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector. We support our members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and help shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government. Our 150 members consist of 120 business schools and higher education providers, as well as affiliate stakeholders, corporate members and international partners.