OeGA Conference 2019: Perspectives on Values-based Supply Chains

Call for Papers for the 29th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA), 19th to 20th September 2019 at the University of Innsbruck

Submit short papers und workshop outlines by: 24th April 2019


The participation of different actors along the supply chain, such as farmers, processors and retailers, entails many challenges. Economic aspects are often paramount in the discussion among the actors involved and in scientific analysis. However, especially in mountainous regions such a perspective seems to be too short-sighted. Approaches that are more encompassing build on collective moral and ethical values of all parties involved along the entire supply chain, from farm to fork. Such values are attached to products by certain methods of production, like organic farming. These values are also reflected in the relationship between partners along the chain, for instance through the claim of fairness or responsibility towards society. The long-term co-operation in values-based supply chains may contribute to a better understanding of mutual requirements and to the planning among the partners. However, at the same time this cooperation may result in lock-in effects that potentially decrease competitiveness.
The general topic of the 29th annual conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA) is dedicated to the role of values in supply chains. Key notes and a panel discussion will refer to values and their implication on the balance of power, competitiveness, long-term sustainability and regional development. Oral presentations, poster sessions and workshops are independent of the general topic.
This call addresses scholars from the field of rural studies, rural sociology, agricultural economics, agricultural policy, agrarian geography, rural history, agricultural law and other relevant academic fields to submit and present their current research results. The conference provides especially for early career researchers the opportunity to present their research to an international audience. Representatives of administration, policy, agricultural extension services and research are invited to organise workshops in order to extensively discuss questions of practical or scientific relevance with experts and stakeholders. We encourage the organisation of relevant pre-conferences within the frame of the annual conference.
Submissions of short papers (two pages) or workshop outlines (one page) are welcome by 24th of April 2019 in German or English (for templates see: http://oega.boku.ac.at).


For further information on the conference, such as conference schedule and important dates, see the ÖGA homepage (http://oega.boku.ac.at) and the call (both in English and in German):

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