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​ 24th IFPSM/IPSERA Summerschool on Purchasing and Supply Management Research

  • 1.  ​ 24th IFPSM/IPSERA Summerschool on Purchasing and Supply Management Research

    Posted 03-20-2019 14:20

    24th IFPSM/IPSERA PSM Summer School

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)


    In this 24th edition of the Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) Summerschool, the programme will consist of two elements. First, the presentation and review of ongoing research of participants. This may be either a research proposal, or a single study/paper. Second, senior international faculty will present ongoing work on selected, current research topics, sharing with participants their ideas on defining and implementing innovative research topics and methods.


    The Summerschool will be held 25-28 June 2019 in Rotterdam, starting and ending at lunchtime.

    The course load is 3 ects, and registration fee is 750 euro.   


    Admission and registration:

    All participants are expected to be engaged in doctoral studies (fulltime or part-time), or to have just completed their PhD degree. Additional entry requirements:

    • Doctoral students are ideally in year 2 or 3 of their doctoral studies
    • No specific training or prior expertise in data analysis is required, but the participant does need to have a basic understanding of empirical research methods.



    • Submit proof you are registered as PhD student, or have already obtained a PhD degree (e.g. by providing a link to a university personal page);
    • Submit a one page motivation letter; describing your research and your motivation to participate in the course.
    • Registration deadline: 15 May 2019.

    Your registration for the course is final only after the registration has been accepted by the course coordination. The maximum number of participants is set at 20, to ensure sufficient room for interaction. First come, first serve.


    Special offerings:

    This PSM Summerschool is sponsored by the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), and the Dutch Purchasing Management Association (NEVI). This enables us to offer two dinners, and lunches on each of the four days of the programme. More importantly, this sponsorship provides a number of bursaries; participants receiving a bursary do not need to pay the registration fee, but will have to pay their own travel and accommodation.


    To apply for a bursary, include with your motivation letter, a letter from your supervisor explaining the need for financial support, and how attending the PSM Summerschool will benefit your research. Applications from 'developing countries' will be prioritised.

    Faculty consists of international top scholars both from the PSM field itself, but also from neighbouring disciplines, including Erik van Raaij (RSM) and Brian Squire (University of Bath). Academic director and coordinator of the programme is Finn Wynstra (


    A website will be up shortly; please contact Finn Wynstra for more information in the meantime.



    Finn Wynstra
    Rotterdam School of Mgt Erasmus U
    +31 10 4081990