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Doctoral Research Conference 2022 Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences 11th and 12th November 2022

About the Conference

The Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences (FoMLSS) Annual Doctoral Conference will take place on 11th and 12th of November 2022 at University of Bradford. Following the success from our conference in 2021, we welcome submissions from international doctoral students to continue showcasing the quality and diversity of doctoral research at both the Faculty and other international institutions. Bradford and international PhD and DBA researchers will have the platform to present their work to peers and experts in their field.

We encourage all doctoral researchers to submit research which engages in discussions relating to a range of theoretical and methodological issues, with the aim of enhancing their overall research, whilst also gaining valuable transferable research skills in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment.

Papers will be presented in parallel sessions across both days of the conference. We will host a number of influential and established academics in their respective fields to deliver keynote lectures during the conference. Further details on the keynote speakers will be provided later.

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We anticipate the conference to be a hybrid event with most sessions on University of Bradford campus and some online.  As in previous years, parallel sessions will be organised and topic titles for the sessions will be decided on when all applications have been received.

Who can take part?

Any postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences (Ph.D. and DBA), and the rest of the University, as well as those from international partner institutions. We expect all FoMLSS postgraduate research students to take part, given the benefits that attending and presenting your work brings to you. 

Call for abstracts/papers

The conference welcomes submissions in the following areas; Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Management, International Business, Law, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisation Studies, Strategic Management, Data Analytics, Digital Government, Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Technology Management, Development Studies, Peace Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Criminology. There will be different types of presentation formats to showcase your research at the conference.


Paper Submission Guidelines

We ask you to submit one of the below – please adhere to the following guidelines and make sure to discuss with your supervisor(s).


  • We ask you to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words.The abstract should outline the background to the research, the aims of your study, theoretical background, the methodology proposed, main findings (or expected findings for research papers based on projects at developmental stage), contributions (or potential contributions) to knowledge and practice and should finish with discussion points and conclusion.
  • At the conference you will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation. This will be followed by a 5-minute question and answer session.


  • We ask you to submit a research proposal of no more than 1,500 words. The research proposal should outline the key literature in the area, the gap in the research, how your study aims to further the research, the novelty of your research, research questions/hypotheses, proposed methodology, expected findings and points for discussion. 
  • At the conference you will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation. This will be followed by a 5-minute question and answer session.


  • We ask you to submit a developmental/working paper of no more than 2500 words. The developmental paper should provide a strong rationale and background to your study (including motivation for the research), the gap in the research and how you aim to further the field (highlighting the novelty of your work), provide strong aims and hypotheses, methodology used with justification, information on the data analysis chosen and why, overview of the empirical findings and should finish with a strong critical discussion section and conclusion.
  • At the conference you will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation. This will be followed by a 5-minute question and answer session.

  • A printed research poster of at least A2 size.

Conference Registration and Submission Timeline

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