International Purchasing and Supply

Education and Research Association

IPSERA Doctoral Workshop 2021

Thursday 18th February 2021 

Statement of interest deadline: 30th November 2020

Research proposal deadline: 31st December 2020

Paper submissions here

Workshop coordinator: Professor Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen

Call for Applications

We would like to welcome PhD students to participate in the virtual IPSERA Doctoral Workshop organised online on Thursday 18th February 2021. The objective of the workshop is to hear the latest work from our IPSERA PhD community and to help our 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 is targeted at PhD students in purchasing and supply management.

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.


STEP 1 – Statement of interest
Doctoral candidates interested in presenting their research should submit a brief statement of interest by 30th November 2020, by email to Prof. Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen 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 – Research proposal / PhD dissertation paper
A full research proposal or a paper (max. 20 pages) that is part of the PhD dissertation and a letter of recommendation from the PhD supervisor have to be submitted before 31st December 2020 by email to Prof. Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen ( 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. The notification of the acceptance will be emailed by 15th January 2021.

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

Statement of interest: 30th November 2020
Full research proposals: 31st December 2020
Notification of acceptance: 15th January 2021

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