Academic paper abstracts

The IFAMA 2020 conference in Rotterdam, home of the biggest port in Europe, today’s pressing food and agricultural challenges will be addressed drawing upon the triple helix expertise of academics, business and government. Societal, human development challenges and goals mean that companies in agrifood need to transform, impacting their daily operations but also their future strategic outlooks.

The conference will host multiple stakeholders of the Global food system and include academic, business as well as combined (discussion) sessions and panels. Moreover, we expect around 30 international student teams to compete in the renown IFAMA student case competition.

The IFAMA2020 organizers invite you to submit a paper abstract.

Call for academic paper abstracts

Abstracts should meet the following specifications in order to be considered:

Abstract submission deadline
Deadline for the submission of abstracts is extended till 25 October 2019.

Language
Abstracts should be written in English.

Paper abstract structure
The abstract should be:

  • submitted in Word
  • 1 title page including title of the abstract, name(s) and affiliation author(s)
  • 2-4 pages abstract text (font size 12, single-spaced)

The abstract must include the following structure:

  1. Problem definition, context, and relevance of a paper. Provide a brief reference to key literature
  2. Methodology
  3. Key findings
  4. Implications (for policy makers and/or food and agribusiness firms)
  5. Conclusion

Conference themes
Paper subjects may be within, but are not excluded to, the conference themes.

Special tracks

References
A maximum of five literature references may be added at the end of the abstract text.

Notifications and full paper submission
The final decisions for the abstracts will be made by representatives of the International Advisory and Promotion Board. Corresponding authors will be informed of acceptance and full paper instructions by 11 November 2019.

Best Paper Competition
Paper authors are invited to compete in the IFAMA2020 Best Paper Competition

Publication
IFAMA2020 collaborates with two international journals, IFAMR (International Food and Agribusiness management Review) and IJFSD (International Journal on Food System Dynamics). Other journals may be added in the next months.

Late abstracts
Abstracts completed after 25 October 2019 will not be included in the paper review processes but will be considered for oral presentation in abstract tracks, if submitted before 16 March 2020.

Guidelines for submitting abstracts
Abstracts must be submitted through this website.

Contact
For all contributions related questions please contact ifama.wicanem2020@wur.nl.

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