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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

26 and 27 September 2019: Cambridge, UK

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Call for Papers

Shaping the future of global manufacturing supply networks: Delivering sustainable value for producers and consumers through digital platforms

The second day of the Symposium will comprise a mixture of keynote academic presentations and research papers in several parallel interest streams. The scope for papers is broad, building on recent issues in the management of international manufacturing and supply networks, and the areas of interest identified in previous Symposia. Selected themes are listed here, but submissions are encouraged in any discipline or subject area related to the Symposium topic.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers electronically via the website on any of the research themes.

Important Deadlines

Deadline extended - Monday 24 June 2019 - Submission of abstracts

Thursday 4 July 2019 - Notification of abstract acceptance 

Tuesday 20 August 2019 - Manuscript final submission for accepted abstracts

NB Acceptance is conditional on at least one author booking to attend the Symposium by Friday 23 August 2019.

Submit your abstract

Abstracts should be submitted via the online form here. You will be required to structure your abstract using the following headings.

  • Purpose
  • Research questions/objectives/hypotheses
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Research limitations and implications
  • Practical and social implications
  • Originality/value
  • Keywords 

submit your abstract




Papers accepted for inclusion in the Symposium will be published electronically in the University of Cambridge online repository with a DOI.  They will also be provided to participants electronically on a USB.

Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Special Issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (JMTM) under the title “Rethinking international manufacturing in times of global turbulence: convergent perspectives of international business and international operations management” 

Key Dates



Monday 10 June 2019-Submission of abstracts

Thursday 20 June 2019-Notification of abstract acceptance 

Tuesday 20 August 2019-Manuscript final submission for accepted abstracts