Established in January 2007, the aim of the manchester Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (mIMP) Research Group is to provide an integrative research platform for excellence in the area of business-to-business marketing and inter-organisational strategy. As such, we are a leading research group within the worldwide IMP community (www.impgroup.org). The manchester IMP RG involves leading scholars, researchers, companies and practitioners and collaborates closely with other teams, working in the area. The members are involved in debate and the development of applied tools and techniques to improve inter-organisational exchange. For this purpose, we have also established the Network Forum. We provide tailor-made executive development courses such as the Network Challenge.
For an outline of our understanding of business-to-business marketing, please see About. You can also find a more detailed description of our Research.
The first IMP workshop prior to the IMP Symposium 2016 takes place in Manchester between the 21st and 23rd of April 2015. The title of the workshop is “Managing in an Interactive Business World”.
We encourage you to submit both empirical papers (e.g. purchasing, R&D, sales, new-venture development, marketing, investment decisions, management incentives, capability development, mergers and acquisitions) and papers with a systematic meta-analytic view which leads towards a more holistic picture of how key features of business networks affect the managerial area.
The deadline for the papers at the Manchester-workshop is the 15th of January 2015 – for more information please click here. All submissions should be sent to email@example.com.