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The core programme for the R&D Management Conference is structured around a series of parallel sessions each lasting 90 minutes. Sessions comprise four paper presentations that may be academically focused, practice relevant, or a mix of both. Tracks are nspired by this year's theme “Innovation Across Boundaries: Historical Reflection and Future Vision". Details can be seen below. 


Supply Chain Innovation :

Strategic trends

Supply chains are on the cusp of disruption, being transformed by new innovative solutions and technologies.   Survival and success of firms, industries and sectors may rely on the ability of supply chain actors to continually examine the value they generate and adapt to new business environments.  Industries are facing great challenges as globalisation continues and complex regional and local networks develop.    Although Industry wide adoptions of many innovations are in the early stages of maturity, technologies that support supply chain innovations are becoming more accessible and investment less onerous.   For example, alternative fuels to reduce emissions, automation that increases efficiency and reduces costs. Such changes are inevitable and supply chains unable to keep up with the speed of change will not survive. 


This track welcomes empirical papers rather than conceptual models relating to supply chain innovation. Providing academics and practitioners with the opportunity to discuss empirical evidence by examining a wide range of topics related to supply chain innovation. 


  • Beverly Wagner  


  • Natalie McDougall  

Timeline for Submission

  • Decisions on abstracts and papers  27th March
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline 5th May 2020


Registration Fees

Early Bird (before 5th May): £515

Early-Student (before 5th May): £415

Standard: £615

Standard Student: £515

One Day: £300


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Subsidised Conference Fees


With thanks to RADMA, we are pleased to offer funding to support the attendance of a limited number of Early Career Researchers and PhD students at the conference. Details and application form can be found here

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