International Purchasing and Supply

Education and Research Association


The IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Award

This award emerged as a natural consequence of IPSERA’s dedication to the support of young academics. Based on the strong ties with the IFPSM doctoral summer school organizers and our own doctoral workshop we distinguish the most successful early career scholars. The IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Award is given to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in the field of Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) each year.  The award winner will receive a certificate and a €500 honorarium. In order to be eligible for this award, a dissertation must address a phenomenon that is of importance to the PSM field and have been completed in the calendar year prior to the next IPSERA conference.

The application must include:

  • proof that the dissertation was completed in the year prior to the upcoming IPSERA conference
  • max. 4 page summary (A4, TNR12, single-spaced) of your work indicating
    • the practical and scholarly contribution
    • as well as any spin-off journal publications

Your application will be evaluated by a committee of experienced scholars in the field of PSM

The awarding committee for the IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Award consists of the following six members:

  • Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Davide Luzzini, EADA Business School
  • Erik M. van Raaij, Rotterdam School of Management
  • George Zsidisin, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Kai Foerstl, German Graduate School of Management and Law
  • Thomas Johnsen, Audencia Nantes

Key dates

Application Deadline: January 2021 (exact date to be announced)

Submission to: awards@ipsera.com 

Feed-back can be expected in March 2021.

The award winner will be announced at the Annual IPSERA Conference.

Previous IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Awardees are found here

IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award

The IPSERA community turned 25 years of age in 2016. The IPSERA executive committee is aware that by today a number of its members have made highly significant contributions to the academic discipline of purchasing and supply management (PSM). Therefore, the IPSERA Executive Committee initiated the IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA). This award honours individuals who have demonstrated thought leadership and made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Purchasing and Supply Management as a scholarly discipline. The award recognizes contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions. Moreover, this award helps us as scholarly community define who we are because we distinguish outstanding members of our community who have demonstrated tremendous ability linking their empirical research with practitioner dialogue, consulting to firms and teaching excellence.

Previous IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Awardees are found here

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