Doctoral Workshop

We would like to welcome PhD students to participate in the IPSERA Doctoral Workshop organized on Sunday April 2nd 2023 in Barcelona. The objective of the workshop is to help PhD students to develop and improve their research and to build an international network of fellow PhD students and world-renowned faculty. The IPSERA Doctoral Workshop targets purchasing and supply management PhD students. 

Participating students will have the opportunity to present their research, which will be discussed by their colleagues and senior faculty. During the workshop, they will also benefit from talks related to methods, career development, and the publication process. At a ‘Meet the editors’ session, journal editors will present their ideas on how to be successful in the publication process.

We also warmly welcome non-presenting PhD candidates and interested faculty to participate in the workshop.

The Doctoral Workshop coordinator is Professor Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen.

The event takes place at the EADA Business School Barcelona (Calle Aragón 204).

30th November 2022 Submission of brief statement of interest (*)
31st December 2022 Full research proposal submission
15th January 2023 Notification of acceptance
Key dates for the Doctoral Workshop (*) Please submit to Prof. Kähkönen at

Application to the DW

STEP 1 – Statement of interest

PhD students interested in presenting their research should submit a brief statement of interest by 30th November 2022, by email to Prof. Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen at  The statement of interest should contain your name, affiliation, PhD supervisor(s), stage in the doctoral process, title and brief description of your research.

STEP 2 – Full research proposal / PhD dissertation paper

A full research proposal or a paper (max. 20 pages) that is part of the PhD dissertation must be submitted before 31st December 2022 by email to Prof. Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen to The full research proposal/paper will be reviewed, and the number of accepted proposals for the presentations will be limited. Review criteria include topical fit to IPSERA, clarity, review of relevant literature, thoughtful discussion of research methods, and stage of the research. Please note that the research paper submitted to the Doctoral Workshop cannot be the same that is submitted to the main IPSERA conference. The notification of the acceptance will be emailed by 15th January 2023.

Cost & Registration

The option to join the Doctoral Workshop is included in the IPSERA Conference fee. The PhD students presenting at the workshop are expected to join the main conference in the subsequent days. All PhD students registered to the conference are eligible for the reduced conference fee of €200. To receive the reduced PhD fee, send an email with proof of your PhD status and mention your motivation of participation to Verónica León Bravo ( to receive a code that enables you to register with the PhD fee through the IPSERA registration website.

Please note that registration for the conference is separate from registration for the Doctoral Workshop. You should apply directly with Prof. Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen for the Doctoral Workshop and, after approval, you can register for the main conference.

In case you are a PhD student interested to apply for a bursary, please check the application process on the Bursary webpage.