Business Administration Conferences

6th Annual Conference UNIVERSITIES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Date & Time: From 2017-02-08
To 2024-12-31
Description of Conference

18th to 19th July 2017

University of Nairobi, Main Campus

University Way, Nairobi City (CBD), Kenya

Theme: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa

Entrepreneurship and enterprise development holds a huge potential for unlocking economic potential of African countries, reducing the income disparities and repositioning the continent strategically in the global economic, social and political spheres. Despite having a large pool of untapped natural resources and human capital, several African countries decry weak economies, poor governance and widespread poverty and human suffering. Nonetheless, universities have the chance to provide the impetus for changing the status quo through knowledge creation, dissemination and technology transfer.

Borrowing from experiences of developed countries as well as middle income countries, entrepreneurship triggers mobilization and redirecting of resources to opportunities with greater economic returns. Hence, university and industry linkages in diverse ways support enterprise development, participation of poor people in the economic process and creation of employment opportunities in Africa. Furthermore, the interaction of African universities with foreign universities promotes technology transfer to African enterprise and increases the chances of international market access through cultural awareness.

In the framework of the project “German-African University Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurs and Small/Medium Enterprises” the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) together with its partner universities, the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and the University of Nairobi in Kenya organize an annual conference that is alternately hosted by one of the three partners. The University of Nairobi is privileged to host this year’s conference at its main campus in Nairobi City, Kenya.

Target Participants

The conference aims at bringing together participants from academia, industry and other stakeholders that play pivotal role in the interplay between education and economic development. The event aims to build closer ties between universities and the business community to spur the sharing of knowledge and transfer of technology to industry.

 

Format of Contributions

The conference encourages interactive and networking sessions where participants are expected to contribute actively. Emphasis will be given to sharing of practical experiences by academia and the business community as well as research driven towards solving problems faced by industry and strengthening relationships between learning institutions and industry. The two-day event encompasses the following formats:

  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • Fish Bowl
  • Presentations and Discussions
  • Poster Sessions

Sub Themes

The conference theme is structured into six sub themes. The conference welcomes contributions that cut across themes, address one specific theme or address the main theme, but cannot be assigned to a specific theme.

  • Subtheme I): Business and entrepreneurship in Africa: Success factors, barriers, perspectives
  • Subtheme II): African business in, and trade with, Germany and Europe
  • Subtheme III): University teaching and research for development in Africa: models, success factors, challenges
  • Subtheme IV): Entrepreneurial education for employment and economic growth
  • Subtheme V): Intercultural challenges of university and business partnerships
  • Subtheme VI): Sustainable/Responsible Business
  • Subtheme VII): Social welfare and productivity: Challenges for the entrepreneur

Registration Fees

Undergraduate Students:     Ksh 2,000

Graduate students:               Ksh  5,000

Paper presenters                   USD 250

Participants without Papers  Ksh 3,000

 

SUBMISSION

Authors are requested to submit absracts  through: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke

The  abstract should not exceed 300 words (single spaced) written in Times New Roman Font 12.

Please note the following deadlines

Abstract submission:                                       31st March 2017

Full paper or Poster Submission                      31st May 2017

Abstracts submitted will go through a review process and authors informed by 23rd April 2017, for purposes of preparations.

Final abstracts of all presenters will be includeed in the conference program, while final papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings volume after the conference.

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3RD DBA-AMR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -CHANGE OF DATE TO 28TH APRIL 2017

Date & Time: From 2017-02-07
To 2017-02-07
Description of Conference

CONFERENCE CHANGE OF DATE

3RD DBA-AMR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

28TH APRIL 2017

 

THEMEDRIVERS OF BUSINESS GROWTH IN EMERGING MARKETS

Venue: University of Nairobi, School of Business, Lower Kabete Campus,

Nairobi, Kenya

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

sub-themes

  • Social Media Marketing as a Driver of Business Growth
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing in Emerging Markets
  • Technology and Innovations as Drivers of Business Growth
  • Education, Training and Employment as Drivers of Business Growth
  • Strategic Thinking for the Growth of Businesses in the Emerging Markets
  • Insurance in the Emerging Business Markets
  • Private Equity Funding as a Driver for Business Growth
  • Financial Innovation for New Business Growth
  • Strategic Investment Decision as a Catalyst of Business Growth
  • Supply Chain in the Emerging Markets
  • The Trends of Operations and Procurements on the Growth for the Firms in the Emerging Markets

 

Conference Information

Conference Aims and Objectives

The DBA-AMR 2017: 3rd DBA-Africa management Review conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Business Management and Research. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Business Management Education and Research.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Contributions

All able authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts and papers. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Business Management Education and Research are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material.WASET

 

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to the conference participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

DBA-AMRC 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on DBA Africa Management review. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will be considered for the special journal issue. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full text papers will be online published as free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a sponsor or exhibitor in the Conference.

 

SUBMISSION

Paper Submissions will be through: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission:                                           28TH February 2017

Full Paper Submission:                                        28th March 2017

Feedback for Paper Acceptance:                      10th April 2017

Deadline for Conference Registration: 21st April 2017

Conference Date:                                                   28th April 2017


 

 

 
Conference Registration Fee US $150  
Those not able to pay ahead of the conference will be allowed to pay at the registration Desk during the conference

 

For All general Enquiries please contact: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke  or Secretary DBA dept.busadmin@uonbi.ac.ke  or call Tel: +254713906003

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