NARTI Annual Doctoral Conference 2022

Dream, Plan, Achieve: Researching to Make a Difference

27 and 28 June 2022
University of Liverpool Management School and Liverpool Business School
In association with NARTI and ESRC

Application Form

In the face of multiple, complex grand challenges, scholars at the cusp of their careers are increasingly encouraged to make a difference with their research both in doing something novel and innovative in terms of theory, but also to make an impact with their research beyond the confines of scholarly journals.

This conference seeks to embrace this challenge and opportunity to make a difference both within and beyond academia.

Organised over two days in summer 2022 within the vibrant city of Liverpool, this conference will focus on PhD student’s scholarly and career development by providing a supportive and engaging environment to develop research ideas, potential contributions and future career goals.

A range of high-profile and eminent academic speakers and editors of top-tier journals will share their career insights, provide feedback on individual submissions and presentations, and be available for networking throughout the conference. Further, PhD students will have the opportunity to network and build relationships with other PhD researchers from across the UK.

The event commences on Monday, 27th of June in the morning and ends on Tuesday, 28th of June, in the afternoon.

All sessions will be held in the University of Liverpool Management School and an evening meal is also included at The Refinery offering a further, informal, networking opportunity.


We welcome submissions from across the broad disciplinary area of Business and Management. The event will be open to all doctoral students across the UK, with doctoral students within NARTI institutions and/or the NWSSDTP receiving first preference.

Academic panel

Hotel Accomodation

Hotel accommodation at Vine Court (adjacent to The University of Liverpool Management School) is available to doctoral students who are currently studying at a NARTI institution (excluding the Universities of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores). Please indicate your accommodation requirements in the NARTI Application Form. Accommodation is only provided for one night (27th-28th June 2022) and is subject to availability. 

Some support towards travel may also be available.

Submission guidelines and important dates

Potential participants will firstly be required to submit a 1000-word extended abstract or overview of their paper. Extended abstracts should be representative of the intended final submission. If they are empirical, for instance, they should include some expected, preliminary or indicative findings.

All extended abstracts will be single-blind peer reviewed and feedback provided. Upon acceptance, extended abstracts should be turned into a full paper presentation.

For submission of extended (1000 word) abstracts:
Submission opens: 15th December 2022, 17:00
Submission closes: 28th February 2022, 17:00
Notification of paper acceptance: 15th April 2022, 17:00

Abstracts should include the following:
• Paper title
• Broad research area – please select one of the following:

  1. HRM/ Organisational Behaviour/ Organisation Studies
  2. Strategy/ Entrepreneurship/International Business
  3. Marketing/ Operations &Supply Chain
  4. Economics/ Accounting & Finance
  5. Other (please specify)
  6. Purpose of the paper
    • Theoretical background
    • Methodology
    • Main findings
    • Potential contribution
    • 3-5 key words

To submit your extended abstract please do the following:
1. Submit a 1000 word extended abstract (as outlined above)
2. Submit a letter of support from your supervisor
3. Download and complete the Application Form
4. Submit all of the above documents to no later than Monday 28th February 2022, 17:00.


Please submit extended abstracts to:
Contact with queries about conference content and/or travel bursaries:

Important dates

For submission of extended (1000 word) abstracts:
Submission opens: 15th December 2022
Submission closes: 28th February 2022, 17:00
Notification of paper acceptance: 15th April 2022, 17:00


Indicative Conference Programme





Arrival, coffee and registration


Keynotes: Professors Emma Bell, Joep Cornelissen, & Roy Suddaby


Paper session/Presentations (parallel sessions)


Lunch and networking


Paper session/Presentations (parallel sessions)


Break and refreshments


Workshop 1-Meet the Editors – the editors of highly ranked journals will talk to you about publishing in their journals & be available for questions.


Free time


Dinner @ The Refinery







Presentations (parallel sessions)


Workshop 2- Making a contribution to theory – Professor Roy Suddaby & Joep Cornelissen


Lunch and networking


Workshop 3 – Methods clinics (Qualitative & Quantitative parallel sessions)


Presentations (parallel sessions)


Break and refreshments


Workshop 4 – Employability, career pathways & next steps after PhD

16:00- 16:30                  

Award Ceremony & Close