International Purchasing and Supply

Education and Research Association


IPSERA wants to promote community building and competence development within the network also between the Annual IPSERA Conferences. Workshops and other events organized by IPSERA members help to achieve that goal.

These workshops can last anything between one afternoon and two days, may be targeted at an audience of practitioners or academics or both, and may be international or not. IPSERA membership is not always required to be able to participate, but does give you rebates on possible registration fees. Workshops with IPSERA funding will typically be organized by an IPSERA RICC or SIG, but workshops organized by other active IPSERA members can also apply for funding.

Ipsera provides bursaries for PhD students. These bursaries are available in the menu under 'Bursaries'.

Workshop Organising Pack and Funding

IPSERA provides small grants to organise workshops and small events. The workshop or event must be open to members and has to be advertised to the network. For those members who would like to organize an event, please e-mail the network manager in the Executive Committee at network@ipsera.com.

Workshops may receive a funding of up to EUR 750.


Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 16:00 - 17:15
    • Zoom (online) (Time is CET)

    Once registered, you will receive the event link one day before the event.

    Schedule (16:00 - 17:15 CET)

    > Introduction to the IJOPM special issue (Annachiara Longoni, ESADE)

    > Basics of Social Impact Supply Chains (Mellie Pullman, University of Groningen)

    > The concept of Systemic Change (Rosa Ricucci, Ashoka and Davide Luzzini, EADA)

    > The social entrepreneur perspective (Gemma Sunyer, Fundación Ana Bella)

    Q&A throughout the session!

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    • 09 Mar 2022
    • 14:00 - 17:00
    • Zoom (online) (Time is CET)

    This workshop aims to bring together scholars and selected professionals interested in Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) (or procurement) to discuss the emerging topic of sourcing from startups.

    The importance of sourcing innovative technologies and knowledge from suppliers is well-established. A more recent challenge concerns how to scout innovations from non-traditional suppliers, including suppliers from outside existing supply networks. In this context, sourcing from innovative startup companies is emerging as an opportunity but presents new challenges and therefore new ways of managing the sourcing process. Not surprisingly, this is rapidly becoming a key research theme in purchasing and innovation.

    This workshop is part of the IPSERA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Purchasing and Innovation and is hosted by Audencia Business School and the Axys chair of Purchasing and Digital Innovation. The event will be online.

    Schedule March 9, 2022: 14:00 - 17:00 CET

    > Opening and Welcome -  Thomas Johnsen and Francois Constant

    > Academic Keynote - Stephan Wagner, Professor at ETH Zurich 

    > Practitioner Keynote 1 -  Fabian Lampe, Head of Procurement at Archlet

    > Practitioner Keynote 2 - Laurent Kinet, co-founder & CEO at Novable

    > Small Group Discussions -  Leonardo Marquez

    Once registered, you will receive the event link one day before the event.

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