The IPSERA Doctoral Dissertation Award

This award was established in 2015 and 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 established 2009 IPSERA now decided to commence distinguish its 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 2018
  • 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 2018 consists of the following six members:

  • Asta Salmi, 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: 21st January 2019

Submission to: Kai.Foerstl@ggs.de

Feed-back can be expected in March 2019.

The award winner will be announced at the next IPSERA conference in Milan 14-17th April 2019.

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 would like initiate the IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) this year. This award honors 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.

In order to ensure a consistent and unbiased process an awarding committee will be established each year in April/May upon initiation of the IPSERA executive board member in charge of bursaries and awards (currently Kai Foerstl). All IPSERA members are welcome to serve on the LAA committee. Once established the committee chair will reach out to all IPSERA members and ask for award nominations. The award nominations can be made from September to end of January in the consecutive year. The LAA committee has to evaluate all nominated candidates. Women and men of any age are eligible to be distinguished with this award bearing in mind that the IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded on a merit basis.

The following non-exhaustive list of potential evaluation criteria should be considered. It is the awarding committee’s liberty to decide on additional criteria and the weights within the set of criteria. 

  • Impact of publications on the PSM community
  • Impact on early career scholars
  • Impact on students
  • Service to IPSERA and other affiliated Associations
  • Quality of scholarly output
  • Involvement in community building activities
  • etc.

The IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award committee for 2018 consist of:

  • Helen Walker, Cardiff Business School
  • Alessandro Ancarani, Università di Catania
  • Attila Chikán, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Dirk-Jan Kamann, University of Pannonia
  • Finn Wynstra, Rotterdam School of Management

Previous IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Awardees are found here

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