Call for papers

The aim for this year's conference is Retail Metamorphosis – How Retailing Reconfigures Itself for the Future. The conference invites submissions that focus among other things on how retailing is undergoing a transformation in its basic logics including fundamental changes, for example, in consumer behavior, the role of platforms, and retail business models. The conference asks: What is the role of retailers in the future from the perspective of consumers and the society as a whole?


We invite submissions from all disciplines that focus on Retail Metamorphosis as well as submissions in all areas of retailing and wholesaling. To facilitate discussion and presentation of very recent work, full papers are not required for participation but encourage. To support submission of full papers, Handelsrådet and Hakon Swenson Stiftelsen sponsor an award for best full paper. Furthermore, qualifying full papers will be considered for publication in a special issue in The International Review of retail, Distribution and Consumer Research.

The deadline for abstract submission for NRWC2022 has been extended until 29th May 2022. Please submit your abstract through the submission page. The abstract should be two-pages long (750-1000 words).

All submissions must be in English and according to the template on the registration page. Abstracts will be arranged by tracks according to common interests. Delegates will be notified of the acceptance of their paper by June 15.

2022 Conference Call for paper

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