Call for Paper

The recent earthquake and nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, increasing in vehicle recalls, and global financial crisis drive firms around the world to wrestle with complex business challenges. In the age of complexity and globalization firms have developed networks of relationship across borders to cope with sophisticated and diversified demand of customers and to produce products with advanced technologies. This resulted in complex global interdependence which has brought series of new issues concerning global supply chain.

In order to meet these challenges, firms have to build their dynamic capabilities. A competitive advantage at present may not be sustainable for ten years, or even for several years. Thus, firms must continuously struggle to develop and expand their capabilities, especially across the supply chain, to meet the complex market needs.

The purpose of this conference is to investigate the various aspects of the challenges we are faced to and to find out ways to build competitiveness across the global supply chain in the age of complexity and globalization.

The organizers are inviting scholars and practitioners to submit papers.
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following issues:

  • Emerging supply chain practices in turbulent times
  • Managing complexity across supply chain
  • Evolution of supply chains
  • Global networks and/or proximity networks
  • Effective cost management in the supply chains
  • Coordination of functional strategies for supply chain effectiveness
  • Strategic Management, Technology Management and Marketing Management in connection with the supply chain
  • Best supply chain practices from emerging economies
  • The role of small and medium enterprises(SMEs) in global supply chains
  • Socio-political issues in supply chain management
  • Technological challenges in global supply chains
  • Trends in global logistics
  • Role of governments in global supply chains
  • Product life cycle management for supply chains
  • Innovation and new product development: The role of supply chains models
  • Implementation of green supply chains
  • Visibility in the Supply Chain
  • Recovery Management in Global Supply Chains
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Finance supply chains
  • Service supply chains

Those scholars who are interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit an extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a completed paper by October 17 31 (extended), 2011, for the purpose of blind review. You will receive a notification of acceptance by November 30, 2011. Participants (i.e., those who are accepted) who submitted an abstract must submit a full paper by January 6, 2012. We also invite proposals for workshops and panel discussions. Submissions should be in English, and should be sent electronically in pdf or MS Word format.

Submission can be made from here

Selected papers submitted to the above symposium and workshop, SCM Tokyo, will be considered for publication in the special issues of several international academic journals, including following journals.
International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM)
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR)
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)
Special Issue Call for Papers from International Journal of Business Information Sysytems (IJBIS)
Special Issue Call for Papers from International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR)
Special Issue Call for Papers from International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM)
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Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 17 31 (extended), 2011
Abstract Acceptance Notice: November 30, 2011
Full paper Submission Deadline: January 6, 2012

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Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 17 31 (extended), 2011

General Information of Abstract Submission

Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the first author.
Presentation by the first author is most preferable. However, under circumstances, the first author may be replaced by co-authors. Please appoint a presenter.

Abstract Format Guidelines

  1. The format for abstracts consists of 3 pages of text. Text should be maximum 1,000 words including spaces (single space). Please note that no table/ figure can be included in the abstract.
    A sample abstract and form can be downloaded from HERE(PDF/Word). Please note that this abstract is provided for reference only.
  2. All abstracts must be submitted in PDF or Word formats. You must embed all fonts and specify A4 (210x297mm) size explicitly when you make PDF file to avoid any troubles around interoperability.
  3. All abstract must be submitted via the symposium website at Do not email, fax or mail hardcopies of the abstract.
  4. Number of pages
    Please prepare your abstract within 3 pages at the paper size of A4 (210x297mm).
  5. Language
    The abstract must be written in clear and correct English.
  6. Layout Setting
    Please prepare your abstract according to the setting below.
    (1) Spacing
    All paragraphs should be written in single space with a single space line brake between each paragraph.
    (2) Page Numbering
    Please number pages.
  7. Order
    You are responsible for typing accuracy and proofreading your abstract.
    Text should be in Times New Roman. If you decide to use symbols or Greek characters, please use the font "Symbol".
    Please follow the guideline below strictly in preparing your abstract:
    (1) Title of Abstract
    Please be clear and precise.
    (2) Authors' names
    If you have co-authors, please list all co-authors here. Different affiliations should be numbered after each last name. Please insert "*" after the speaker's last name.
    (3) Author's affiliation
    Please write clearly each authors' affiliation with company/university, identifying city, and country.
    (4) Keywords
    Please provide up to five keywords.
    (5) Body
    The text should be left and right justified in 12pt, Times New Roman.

Copyright Agreement: By your submission, you grant the right to use your abstracts on The 5th International Supply Chain Management Symposium and Workshop websites, printed materials and newsletters without further notice.

Contact Information

For inquiries concerning abstract submission, please contact Youngwon
Park (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)

FAX: +81-3-3230-3597