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

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom (online) Time is CET
    • 468

    We would like to welcome PhD students to participate in the virtual IPSERA Doctoral Workshop organized online on Thursday 18th February 2021. The objective of the workshop is to showcase new PhD work from the IPSERA community as well as 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 DW@ipsera.com. 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 (DW@ipsera.com). 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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