CALL FOR PAPERS
The IPSERA 2020 conference theme is "Procurement Innovation". Procurement requires the application of science and technology, analytical skills and quantitative methods; on the other hand, it requires a need for creativity and understanding of soft behavioral skills. The digital transformation is opening new 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 This enables both disruption of existing practices and outdated technologies, as well as new ways to tackle sustainability challenges, e.g. through better transparency and control of supply chain risk.
Submissions of working papers, competitive papers, professional development workshops, and panel sessions will be accepted for conference presentation.
Applications are also being accepted for the doctoral consortium and the educator's conference.
Wendy L. Tate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Awards are given at the conference for innovative and interesting competitive papers
The IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Award will be awarded at the conference
Ph.D. bursaries are available to attend the doctoral symposium and full conference
Manuscripts will be selected for potential publication in a special IPSERA conference Issue in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
Submissions Begin: September 1, 2019
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: January 2, 2020
Final Paper Submission: February 15, 2020
International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA)
Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting
April 5th-April 8th, 2020
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Conference Website https://haslam.utk.edu/ipsera2020
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:
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