Monday 29th March–Thursday 1st April 2021
Submission deadline: December 15, 2020
Paper submissions HERE
Call for papers
IPSERA Online Conference 2021 will be focused on “Purchasing Innovation and Crisis Management”. In these unprecedented times, now more than ever, Purchasing requires the application of science and technology, analytical skills and quantitative methods; it also requires a need for creativity and understanding of soft behavioural skills. Digital transformation and the need for online resources and relevant and accurate data is opening up new and exciting opportunities for the management of Purchasing and Supply Chains, making “big data” available and offering analytical tools to manage them. It is also aiding in networking and the sharing of innovative ideas. This enables both disruption of existing practices and outdated technologies, as well as new ways to tackle sustainability challenges, e.g. through better transparency and control of supply chain risk. The current Covid-19 crisis has also brought to the fore the importance of Purchasing and Supply Chains for maintaining resilience, flexibility and agility. The world is looking to Purchasing and Supply Chain professionals and academics in order to understand how to organise their supply chains, purchase securely and responsibly and how to cope in a post-Covid world with more crises on the horizon.
Submissions of working papers (academic and practitioner, max 5 pages) and competitive papers (max 15 pages) will be accepted for conference presentation. Please submit your papers HERE
Awards are given for innovative and interesting competitive papers.
Manuscripts will be selected for potential publication in a special IPSERA conference Issue in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
Wendy L. Tate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Topical areas and tracks
The conference will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to present research papers and discuss the future developments of the field. This conference theme offers the opportunity for a broad range of Purchasing and Supply Chain topics which can be divided in the following streams: