Submissions | INCAE

Please submit your extended abstract, full paper, and teaching cases for oral presentation at the conference symposium. Use Times New Roman, size 12, single space, and the specific structure for each document. Note that submissions will go under a double-blind review process and must not contain authors' information.

Submissions opens on October 01, 2021, and closes on December 15, 2021.

Extended abstracts up to 5-7 pages which must be written in English, and contain the following structure:

  • Problem definition, context, and relevance of a paper. Provide references to key literature
  • Methodology
  • Key findings
  • Implications for policymakers and/or food and agribusiness firms
  • Conclusion
  • References - A maximum of five literature references may be added at the end of the abstract text.

Full papers of up to 9,000 words – to report research that has been completed.

Poster Papers of up to 2,000 words – to propose a research idea, seek research collaboration, present a literature review, describe a research design, or report work-in-progress.

Practitioner presentations – primarily focused on sharing and discussing innovation practice and experience.

Practitioners wishing to contribute to the conference are invited to submit an abstract (in Word format) of approximately 500 words no later than January 31, 2022. The abstract should address:

• Industry background.
• Presentation objectives.
• Problems addressed.
• Results in terms of contribution to the practice of (continuous) innovation management.

If your abstract is accepted you will be asked to submit a PowerPoint/Poster presentation, not a full paper, before March 30, 2022.

Please send abstracts to caleb.consultor@incae.edu only.

Teaching Cases

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association is committed to developing and showcasing best practices in case study writing, teaching, and learning to facilitate problem-solving and transfer knowledge for the next generation of agri-food management talent.

The Case Conference track of IFAMA’s academic Symposium is directed at a broad audience of professionals who are interested in developing effective food and agribusiness-related cases and using them as learning tools, as well as for those interested in the specific case topics discussed. The Teaching Case Workshop will include “featured cases” that are structured to provide constructive feedback to the case writers on their cases and discussion leadership skills. By modeling the case discussion process, we hope to encourage others to write cases or use cases (and the case discussion method) in their classes.

Teaching cases of up to 9,000 words to report research that has been completed. Please consider the following guidelines:

  1. Must present a real, non-trivial, controversial topic or problem and a decision (or set of decisions) that is (are) relevant and important to agribusiness managers.
  2. Must be written from the perspective of a specified protagonist (manager / decision-maker).
  3. Must include enough pertinent background information to analyze and diagnose the problem and allow students to propose different alternatives and to choose and support one of the alternatives.
  4. The case should not include a literature review or an answer (remember that most great teaching cases do not have one right answer).
  5. A separate teaching note must accompany the case. The teaching note must include teaching objectives and an outline of a class session, including the opening question, discussion pastures, and transition questions.

The teaching plan may include a literature review if desired. The following references are suggested for presenters considering developing and submitting teaching cases.

Lyford, C., J. Beierlein, and K. Harling. 2002. Scholarship and decision cases: pedagogy and standards for publication. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 3: 369-379.

Harling, K, and E. Misser. 1998. Case writing: an art and a science. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 1 (1): 119-138.

See complete Case Conference submission guidelines here: Call for Teaching Cases

Special issues on Journals

Depending on the quality of the submissions, the Scientific Committee will select the best papers presented at the conference and consider them for publication in special issues of leading international academic journals, following the respective guidelines for every journal. If you are interested in publishing, do not miss the opportunity to submit a full version on February 28, 2022.