“Technologies and digital transformation for sustainability in Agribusiness” 

Digital technologies have been introduced into the design, production, and sales processes, from robots to big data analytics and artificial intelligence. Technology enables faster innovation, search for new products, processes, new ways of communication, and business growth. Technological innovations sometimes precipitate new forms of economic organization, particularly when the new technology affords more efficient economic interactions (e.g., logistics, transportation, production, distribution) or better management and coordination. 

The IFAMA 2021 Conference in Costa Rica intends to share new insights on these topics from the application of novel advances in theory, methods, and context now available to scholars.

Call for extended abstracts and papers

31st World CONFERENCE 2021, Costa Rica

Hosted by INCAE Business School and EARTH University


Digital technologies have been introduced into the design, production, and sales processes, from robots to big data analytics and artificial intelligence. Technology enables faster innovation, search for new products, processes, new ways of communication and business growth. Technological innovations can sometimes precipitate new forms of economic organization, particularly when the new technology affords more efficient economic interactions (e.g., logistics, transportation, production, distribution) or better management and coordination. The IFAMA 2021 Conference in Costa Rica intends to share new insights on these topics from the application of novel advances in theory, methods, and context now available to scholars.

At the macro level, the rapid evolution of digital technologies and infrastructures is creating new affordances that affect the organization of economic activity. At the inter-firm level technology and information systems open the doors to new strategic interaction among firms, yet these dynamics continue to be understudied phenomena. At the intra-firm level, we need to develop a better understanding of the actual processes, activities and structures that underlie successful implementation of digitalization process. 

Hot topics

 Exploring how digital technologies are affecting organizations and reshaping the agribusiness sector

 Multidisciplinary debate and reflection on digital transformation in agribusiness sector

 Digital innovation in organizations and their ecosystems

 Studying the intersection of the digitalization and sustainability trends

 Circular economy in agribusiness and the role of the technology and digitalization 

 Finding solutions during emergencies: the role of digital technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic in the agri-food sector

In addition, extended abstracts, full papers, and teaching cases addressing a broader set of themes are welcome. These themes include: 

Themes

 Agribusiness strategy and value chains

 Food and agribusiness sector development

 Customer orientation and marketing

 Commodity price volatility and availability

 Food, health, security and safety issues

 Agribusiness education in the 21st century

 Entrepreneurship in agribusiness innovation

 New financial schemes and insurance in agribusiness

 Food loss and waste

 Environmental economics

We encourage scholars to share their novel perspectives while attending the IFAMA2021 conference in the beautiful Costa Rica.


Esteban R. Brenes, Irene Alvarado & Juan José Bolaños

Co-Chairs IFAMA 31st World Conference Costa Rica 


Maria Carmela Annosi

Wageningen University and Research

Scientific Coordinator of the Symposium Committee
 

IFAMA 2021 World Conference