The College of Business and Economics (CoBE) of Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) together with Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) of Jönköping University (Sweden) is planning to host an international conference on business and economics to be held 6-8 December 2017 in Addis Ababa. To this end, CoBE invites submissions of completed but unpublished papers that focus on contemporary issues pertinent to socio-economic development of Africa.
The topic areas of the papers to be submitted for the conference focus on a wide range of issues within the disciplines of management/business administration, economics, finance, public administration and development management. Both theoretical and empirical works that are within the indicated disciplines and are of relevance for Africa will be accepted. The papers might address Africa as a whole, specific region in Africa, or specific countries in the continent. Submissions from anywhere are welcomed as long as they address contemporary issues in the development and transformation of Africa.
The aim of the conference is to gather leading academicians working on issues relevant to the development of Africa, policy makers, and researchers to share their knowledge, new ideas as well as to discuss future changes in the socio-economic development of Africa.
The conference also aims to provide an opportunity for young researchers and practitioners to interact with senior researchers working on Africa from around the world. It will also create a special opportunity for PhD students to present their works and obtain feedback from senior scholars organizing and/or participating on the conference. Furthermore, students from the varying disciplines of business, economics, public administration and development management will have an opportunity to know what is done outside their own disciplines.