International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

WICaNeM 2018

13th Wageningen International Conference
on Chain and Network Management


Ancona, Italy | 2nd through 4th of July 2018

Theme & Tracks

WICaNeM 2018 offers conference theme tracks, general theme tracks, and project-based tracks. Scholars and practitioners are also encouraged to propose new tracks around specific topics of interest and to invite their networks to attend. Tracks will run in smaller or larger formats, dependent on submissions and wider popularity. The following tracks are currently being organized:

Conference theme

  • Managing Sustainability and Innovation in Networks and Chains

General theme tracks

  • Multi-stakeholder governance mechanisms and wicked problems
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Chains and Networks
  • Responsible Innovation in Chains and Networks
  • Promoting sustainable and healthy behavior: breaking old and building new habits
  • Economics and Organization of Agribusiness
  • Social Network Analysis
  • European Innovation Partnership and agricultural innovation networks
  • Resilience of food networks in fragile areas
  • Recovery of food production and networks after adverse events

Project-based tracks

  • Accelerating the Development of the Biobased Economy
  • Crop diversi cation and low-input farming across Europe: from practitioners’ engagement and ecosystems services to increased revenues and value chain organization