Revisit: IMP 2010


Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group, Budapest, 2-4 Sep 2010, Special track on service networks; Deadline 18 Jan

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The 26th IMP Conference
Special Track: Business to Business Service Networks

2010 IMP Conference, Corvinus University of Budapest – Hungary, September 2 – 4, 2010

Conference Theme: Business Networks – Globality, Regionality, Locality. Theoreticaland Managerial Perspectives

Conference Organising Board: Judit Simon, Tibor Mandják, and Attila Chikán

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Business networks are complex webs of interdependent exchange relationships within which companies and individual managers operate. They consist of manifold actors, complex interactions, as well as organizational structures and resource transformation processes.

This special track focuses on services in the context of business networks. This includes traditional services companies but also industrial companies which use services to provide tailored solutions to their customers (i.e. the concept of ‘service infusion’). The following themes represents some topics which are of particularly interest to the overall focus of the special track: service networks, social network theory in a service environment, service infusions, networking and network position in services networks, supply chain management and marketing integration in services exchanges. However, other papers pertinent to the topic of business to business services networks are welcome.

Submitting papers

Papers will be selected on the basis of quality, originality and relevance to the development of ideas within the IMP framework and the conference theme. Papers may be submitted as either a ‘work-in-progress’ or ‘competitive’ papers. The final decision as to whether papers will be accepted as competitive will be made subsequent to the review process.

Deadline for Submissions

Submission of paper abstracts: 18th January 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th February 2010
Submission of full papers: 1st April 2010
Notification of outcome of review process: 1st June 2010
Final paper submission: 1st July 2010

Submit abstracts and full papers by e-mail attachment to:

Stephan C. Henneberg (,
Peter Naudé (
Thorsten Gruber (

mIMP Research Group
The University of Manchester,
Manchester Business School,
MBS West, Booth Street West,
Manchester M15 6PB, UK

Revised and extended versions of papers presented in the special track will be considered for a Special Edition of Industrial Marketing Management on service networks.

— Charles Hofacker | Academic Moderator |