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Business & Law: Doctoral and Faculty Research Conference 2019. Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow


Faculty of Business & Law

Call for Abstract - Submission Deadline: 26th April 2019


The Doctoral and Faculty Research Conference aims to provide the opportunity for doctoral and faculty members to present, discuss and disseminate their recent research in a supportive environment that facilitates a constructive dialogue and exchange of ideas. This year, in continuity with the Northumbria University’s theme of “Take on Tomorrow”, the overall topic of the Conference will be “Creating A Sustainable Tomorrow (CAST)”.  


The Conference welcomes abstracts and posters showcasing researchers’ capacity to create impact, on a local and global level. The Conference is intended to be broad and inclusive. Researchers from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts of both full and work in progress, on any aspect of their research which fits with this year’s theme. 

Presentations of either full papers or developmental work are welcome in any of the following formats: 

  • Paper presentation;
  • Poster presentation;
  • Research Interest Groups will have the opportunity to display posters and published papers (typically front cover with abstract), research and other materials to demonstrate past, ongoing or proposed research;
  • We also welcome suggestions for any other format of presentation which will facilitate a lively academic discourse.

Conference Highlights:

  • Best Paper Award – best paper and best doctoral student paper will be awarded monetary prizes, according to the stage of their PhD/DBA/DBL.
  • Best Poster Award – the top poster will be awarded monetary prize.
  • Conference Proceedings – the opportunity to have your abstract included in the Conference Proceedings (electronic copy only).
  • RIG Panels.


Applications should be submitted to by 26th April 2019 in one unified document including: 

  • Indicate in the email subject the type of submission: ‘Paper Abstract (full/developmental)’ or ‘Other formats’;
  • Title of paper (full or developmental);
  • A clear indication of the signature area/key words.
  • All contributing authors must be named when submitting the paper, with their affiliations;
  • An abstract of no more than 300 words;
  • Text only, no diagrams, graphs, references or maps;
  • In PDF format.

Guidelines for Posters and Abstracts 

An abstract of your poster (up to 300 words) should be sent with the email subject ‘Poster Abstract’ to, by 26th April 2019 in PDF format. The researcher should bring the poster to registration by Friday 14th June 2019.  

Poster presentations should consist of an A1 or A2 poster, have a title, and the name of the researcher(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) should be clearly presented. Important information should be readable from about 1 metre away. Further guidance and information are available here.

During the conference, posters will be available for viewing in the Corporate Hub at City Campus East (1), 4th floor, where lunch and tea/coffee will be served. Presenters will be assigned one break in which they are expected to stand with their poster and discuss their work with other delegates and speakers. 

For any queries, please feel free to contact the Committee at:  

Event Details

Faculty of Business & Law
Northumbria University
City Campus East 1
Newcastle upon Tyne


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