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  • 01 Oct 2018 14:13 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    The Supply Chain Finance SIG is organizing a workshop on November 28th in Amsterdam. 
    The purpose of the SIG meeting is to strengthen the links within the academic community around the topic of Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and financial management in the supply chain, with a keen eye on new and innovative technologies. Read more here

  • 27 Sep 2018 16:18 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    IJOPM has recently published the call for papers of a special issue on the impact of Industry 4.0 on Operations and Supply Chain Management - link.
    Guest edited by Prof. Lenny Koh, Prof. Fu Jia, and Dr. Guido Orzes.

    Deadline 31/12-2018

  • 17 Sep 2018 08:12 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    Two events will  be organized within the IPSERA SIG "Purchasing & Innovation" based on the concept of a dinner on the afternoon of day 1 and meeting on day 2

    - Autumn event in Grenoble at  Grenoble INP on 23-24 October 2018

    - Winter event in in Buehl/Baden-Baden on 11-12 February 2019

    For more information please, contact Thomas Erik Johnsen or Marie-Anne Le Dain /

  • 24 Dec 2017 13:48 | Erik van Raaij (Administrator)

    We are organising a workshop structured around two distinct days in February 2018. This will be a small-scale event in order to maximise the experience for everyone involved, hence places on each day will be limited. Registration is mandatory. 

    Day 1 is specifically for PhD students and early career researchers in management who do research across the fields of sustainability, CSR and business ethics. We invite those who are passionate about driving change for sustainability through their research and want to learn about participatory and engaged methodological approaches.  The day will consist of interactive masterclasses from speakers from disciplines outside management, a panel of editors’ discussion and collective reflections around key questions identified by participants. The event aims to be a platform for discussing the “how” of conducting such types of research - details that often remain absent from publications. We see this event as an opportunity to support young researchers in our field and encourage mentoring within the community. 

    Day 2 will be focused on advancing sustainability in production and consumption networks. The audience for this day are academics at all stages of their careers who identify with this theme. Day 2 is an agenda-shaping event and will require some preparation so that we engage in constructive discussions – without being too onerous. We will seek to surface the key research questions for the field, particularly around how to move towards meaningful change. This will entail reflecting on what assumptions/theories and research questions we should be asking but also on who we should engage with.

    Further details about the event and logistical details are available on the event page here.

    Anne Touboulic

    Lucy McCarthy

    Carsten Reuter
  • 13 Dec 2017 08:28 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    Workshop: Purchasing and Product Innovation - explore opportunities for joint research
    When: February 13th
    Where: Politecnico di Milano 

    The SIG in Purchasing & Innovation was launched earlier this year at the IPSERA conference in Veszprem, Hungary, in recognition of the growing interest amongst practitioners and researchers in how purchasing can contribute to the creation of innovations within organizations. 

    Call for paper and more information: SIG EVENT AT POLITECNICO DI MILANO updated.docx

    Thomas Johnsen (Politecnico di Milano)

    Marie-Anne Le Dain (University of Grenoble)

  • 06 Nov 2017 10:44 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    Workshop: Supply Chain Finance: Research directions and future developments
    When: 28th of November 2017, 9:30 to 12:30
    Where: OBA, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Supply Chain Finance (SCF) is a topic that is getting traction both among academics and practitioners. For this reason, the Supply Chain Finance Community ( has created a Special Interest Group on the topic of SCF. If you are interested to know what SCF implies for academia, if you are interest to meet other academics that are working on this topic, or if you are simply interested in knowing the most recent developments in this fields, please join the workshop by sending an email to:

    9:30 Registration and welcome coffee
    10:00 Keynote speech: research directions and future developments
    10:45 Supply Chain Finance: a new future for logistics?
    11:15 (session 1) Meet the editors of the book “Solutions for Financial Sustainability, Risk Management and Resilience in the Supply Chain”
    11:15 (session 2) panel session on Supply Chain Finance for PhD candidates
    12:30 Lunch

    You are also invited to attend the Supply Chain Finance Community 2017 SCF Thesis Award, in which the most interesting students projects will have the possibility to present their work and compete for monetary prizes!

  • 18 Oct 2017 15:01 | Erik van Raaij (Administrator)

    We are delighted to advertise two of our prestigious Awards, nominations are now open!

     - IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

     - IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017

    Information on the application and selection process can be obtained from:

  • 18 Sep 2017 10:36 | Erik van Raaij (Administrator)

    Call for papers for the 25th Anniversary Issue
    From the editors: Louise Knight and Wendy Tate
    Submission deadline for extended abstract: November 10, 2017

    You can read more about the call on:

  • 15 May 2017 16:19 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    Global Supply Chain Management Issues in Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Markets
    Guest editors: Wendy Tate, Lydia Bals and Donna Marshall
    Submission deadline: December 31, 2017

    You can read more about the call here, or on: 

    From a methodological viewpoint, multiple types of theoretically-grounded research methodologies including synthesizing and integrative literature reviews, conceptual development, empirical studies, qualitative and empirically-grounded quantitative research, and case study research will be considered.

  • 04 May 2017 08:14 | Jenny Backstrand (Administrator)

    New Supply Chain Models: Disruptive Supply Chain Strategies for 2030 (Systematic Literature Reviews)
    Guest Editors: Dr Beverly Wagner and Professor Richard Wilding OBE
    Submission deadline: December 30, 2017

    You can read more about the call on:

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