Call for papers
The IPSERA 2023 conference theme is “Systemic Change”. In case of a surplus of submissions, the papers related to the conference theme will be preferred, provided they meet the quality criteria assessed through the review process.
The conference will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to present research papers and discuss the future developments of the field. The conference theme offers the opportunity for a broad range of purchasing and supply chain topics which can be divided in the following streams:
- Purchasing and Supply strategy
- Triads and Networks
- Global sourcing and outsourcing issues
- Sustainable procurement and CSR
- Supply chain risk and resilience
- Purchasing organisation, skills and competences
- Negotiation and Contracting
- Purchasing services
- Sourcing and supplier selection
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Supplier evaluation and performance measurement
- Supplier development
- Customer attractiveness and preferred customers
- Supply chain transparency, visibility and traceability
- Humanitarian procurement and supply chain management
- Health care procurement
- Public Procurement
- Agri-Food supply chain management
- Fashion and Luxury supply chain management
- Supply Chain Finance
- Purchasing and innovation
- Creativity and Design Thinking in Purchasing and Supply Management
- Purchasing and Supply: Big Data & Analytics
- Procurement digital transformation
- IoT and Industry 4.0: implications for Purchasing and Supply
- Purchasing and Supply Theory and Methodology Development
Three types of papers will be accepted:
- Competitive papers based on a full paper
- Working papers based on an abstract
- Practitioner papers based on an abstract
Competitive papers should be conceptual or empirical papers that are, in principle, submission-ready. These papers should follow the format and style outlined in the Submission Guidelines on the conference website (max. number of pages: 15).
WORKING / PRACTITIONER PAPERS
Working papers indicate “work in progress”. These papers can report on empirical or conceptual research. (max. number of pages: 10).
Practitioner papers can only be submitted by practitioners (although academics can be included) and should be based on best practice approaches within and/or across organisations and cannot be in the form of commercial promotional material for a business or product (max. number of pages: 10).
Important: Check Submission Guidelines and Key Dates sections (Registration/Submission) to correctly and timely submit your paper.