The survey instrument (the questionnaire) has been developed by a team of researchers from 9 different countries. Each country IPS team organizes the data collection in its own country. Participation in the survey is only possible through a personalized link, sent to targeted respondents in an invitation e-mail. You can register for the survey by contacting your local country representative.

Data for the IPS2 is collected in the second half of 2014. Data collection will be repeated every two years so that developments over time can be identified. You can participate in each round of data collection.

Result summaries are prepared per country by the IPS team from that country. Result summaries are available to survey participants only. Result summaries can be expected by the end of 2014, and survey participants will be notified on the e-mail address to which the invitation was sent.

Result summaries across countries will also be prepared as soon as data collection in the various countries is completed. Names of companies or respondents will never be revealed in any result summary.

Who is IPS?

The International Purchasing Survey (IPS) project is a research initiative of academic researchers in Purchasing and Supply Management from 9 different countries. Currently, the following institutes are involved: Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany), Linköpings Universitet and Högskolan i Gävle (Sweden), Aalto University School of Economics (Finland), EADA Business School (Spain), West Virginia University and Bowling Green State University (United States of America), Audencia, Nantes(France), University College Dublin (Ireland) and the Aston Business School (Great Britain).