14-15 Mar 2019 Kassel (Germany)

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International Working Seminar at the ICDD, Kassel, Germany:

Responsibility and Accountability of Supply Chains (RASC)

Provisional Program (11.3.2019)


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

19:00                    Informal pre-event get together: Ulenspiegel (pub): Goethestraße 30, 34119 Kassel


Thursday, 14 March 2019

10:00 - 10:30       Registration

10:30 - 11:00       Welcome Address

11:00 - 12:30       Paper Session I: Critical Perspectives


Accountability for supply chains in the frame of human rights

PD Dr. Janne Mende - Justus-Liebig University of Gießen, Germany

CSR and governance: of mirrors and substitutes

Prof. Ralf Barkemeyer, PhD, Fanny Salignac & Padmaja Agarde - Kedge Business School Bordeaux, France

Negotiating responsibility for socioeconomic effects of gold mining: A case of communities in NGGL Ahafo south
mine in Ghana

Dr. Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang - University of Cape Coast, Ghana


12:30 - 13:30       Lunch by "Suppenplantage"

13:30 - 15:00       Paper Session II: Fairness, trust and power in supply chains


Exploring the micro-foundations of social capital as key driver for buyer-supplier relationships and sustainability

Ass. Prof. Minelle Silva, PhD, Gustavo Picanço Dias & Prof. Dr. Stefan Gold - University of Fortaleza, Brazil/
University of Kassel, Germany

Power relations in supply chains

Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer - University of Kassel, Germany

Supply chains as unfair systems

Ivan Đula - University of Stuttgart, Germany


15:00 - 15:45        Coffee tasting and presentation with Teikei by Hanna Weber

15:45 - 17:15        Paper Session III: Supply chain transparency/ responsibility


Supply chain transparency - framework and measurement method

Naemi Schäfer - Alanus University, Germany

Big data analytics as a driver to accountability and transparency in multi-tier sustainable supply chain management:
a systematic literature review

Bramwel Omondi & Prof. Dr. Frank Ebinger - Nuremberg University of Technology Georg Simon Ohm, Germany

Synergies for value chain responsibility: the case for aligning sustainable supply chain management and trade compliance

Carolin Baier, Prof. Dr. Marcus Beckmann & Jens Heidingsfelder - Catholic University Eichstaett - Ingolstadt/
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany



18:40                  Meeting point at Kassel Hauptbahnhof (approx. 15 min walk to Weissenstein)

19:00                  Dinner at the organic restaurant "Weissenstein"


Friday, 15 March 2019

09:00 - 10:30      Paper Session IV: Social Sustainability and global value chains


Managing social sustainability in supply chains: the role of home-country stakeholders and internationalization

Dr. Lisa Koep, Dr. Matthias Damert & Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günter - Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Social sustainability empowering the economic sustainability in the global apparel supply chain 

Jayani Ishara Sudusinghe, R. Pradeepa Jayaratne & Amal S. Kumarage - University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 

A succinct measuring of value capture along the global value chain of the fruits produced in the Brazilian Northeast

Prof. Thales Penha, PhD - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


10:30 - 10:45        Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15        Paper Session V: Social upgrading in food supply chains


Social and economic upgrading for small holders and farm workers in the supply chains of coffee, mango, and rice
supply chains as unfair system

Dr. Ismail Karatep - University of Kassel, Germany

Inter-organizational learning for social upgrading in food value chains

Tanja Verena Matheis - University of Kassel, Germany

Governing decent work in the agricultural industry: the effectiveness of different labour initiatives

Evans Appiah Kissi - University of Kassel, Germany


12:15 - 13:15        Lunch by "Bistro Hahn"

13:15 - 14:15        Plenary Discussion: Perspectives for responsibility and accountability of supply chain


Prof. Ralf Barkemeyer, PhD - Kedge Business School Bordeaux, France

PD Dr. Janne Mende - Justus-Liebig University of Gießen, Germany

Prof. Thales Augusto Penha, PhD - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Ass. Prof. Minelle Silva, PhD - University of Fortaleza, Brazil

Dr. Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang - University of Cape Coast, Ghana

14:15 - 14:30        Closing Remarks


Optional guided tour in the afternoon of 15 March 2019**

15:00 – 16:15       Bus ride to Witzenhausen (approx. 75 min.)

16:15 - 17:45        Guided Tour of Tropical Greenhouse and Former Monastery

18:00 – 19:15       Arrive at ICDD Kassel 


**This tour is still available to be booked!

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