The 4th Advances in Management and Innovation Conference was held
virtually on the afternoons of Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th May 2020. The AMI Conference seeks to promote research in management and innovation related disciplines, and aims to showcase the research of academics, practitioners, and research students.
The interactive programme with all the 2020 presentations and the Conference Proceedings are now available on
The School continues to publish its Advances in Management Working Paper Series Journal (ISSN: 2050-4179) which was launched in 2015 as a means of providing a developmental and supportive peer reviewed publication outlet. This Journal is currently in its fourth volume and is published quarterly and receives a very good response from staff wishing to publish and test ideas before going through formal publication routes.
The Journal continues to grow, especially through the alignment with the annual AMI research conference. Research students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute to the Journal on a regular basis. In parallel, the School also holds an Advances in Management and Innovation (AMI) research conference on an annual basis, with proceedings published in hard copy and online.
The conference was initiated to help realise the following outcomes: the School Research Strategy objective of 'support and develop staff capability and capacity towards research'; the University strategy of achieving 'growth in the volume, quality, value and impact of research and innovation'.
The event thus engages with the early career and research student community with a dual focus; building a research culture via the opportunity to present work often for first time in supportive environment, while providing an outward-facing showcase for CSM research. Since the first AMI conference in 2017 there have been 240 delegates and 74 papers presented (ie grown 50% in terms of publications and 67% in terms of delegates).
The first AMI conference took place in 2017, with sponsorship from Seren Group (the 2019 iteration was sponsored by MakeUK – formerly the Engineering Employers Federation). The conference has grown both nationally and internationally; 20 papers with 60 delegates in 2017, 24 papers with 80 delegates in 2018, with the 2019 conference incorporating 30 papers and 100 delegates 2020 [figues from Figshare etc...] The 2019 conference included several papers delivered by members of the University's collaborative partner network with papers from India, Greece and the Middle East.