The future of African Businesses has become a central area of debate on policy and research. This is because of the pressure that local African entrepreneurs are facing from the East and Western born globals and foreign direct investors. Thus, the academia is swashed with questions about the future of the African Entrepreneur. There is a general feeling that the business territory has been invaded by a more powerful and better alien entrepreneur. There is also a strong academic debate about the cost on business credit and the search for alternative financing. More topical issues in business financing such as crowd funding and financial inclusion have come up but with limited research. This has pushed the academia, policy makers and the business community to start questioning the role of micro-economic dynamics in the development of businesses. We have to remember also that in most African countries, private sector development policies have started emerging notably Public Private Partnerships among others. This creates fertile ground for the academia to study and provide guidance to different stakeholders.Therefore, the 22nd Annual International Management Conference (AIMC) theme is designed to encourage submissions that take unique perspectives on the critical issues related to financial inclusion, entrepreneurship development, strategic management, marketing, internationalization, public policy, human capital development, and other related research topics that can provide guidance to both the public and private sector.The theme, “The African Business: Environmental challenges, internationalisation opportunities and global threats will feature competitive paper sessions, plenary presentations, case studies, research-in progress and panel discussions … read more

Hosted by: Makerere University Business School, Kampala - Uganda
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Conference FOCUS

The primary goal of this conference is to provide a unique international forum to facilitate the exchange of leading-edge ideas for effective advancement of knowledge in African business and development.

Submission of papers that address the conference theme, as well as other areas surrounding African business and development, are welcome. Authors may consider any of the tracks listed below, but need not limit their options to these tracks.

The 22nd AIMC on the theme “The African Business: Environmental challenges, internationalisation opportunities and global threats” will feature competitive paper sessions, plenary presentations, case studies, research-in progress and panel discussions. The primary goal of this conference is to provide a unique international forum to facilitate the exchange of leading-edge ideas for effective advancement of knowledge in African business and development. Submission of papers that address the conference theme, as well as other areas surrounding African business and development, are welcome. Authors may consider any of the tracks listed below, but need not limit their options to these tracks.

Top reasons to attend the AIMC 2017

The Annual International Management Conference has been shaping and discussing a number of management issues. Below are the top reasons why you should attend;

  • Seek knowledge: The Alumni and Experts across bring on board their experiences and offer insights on the management challenges.

  • Networking: The conference gives an opportunity to build your professional network throughout the day. Professionals from within Uganda and different countries are there.

  • Motivational : Hear from policy makers and practitioners, the inspiration that comes along and learn the current trends and development.

  • Quality : The Conference is tailored to address and give insight to management issues happening in the country

Conference TRACKS

Track 1: Micro Economics Policies, Public Private Partnerships & Framework for business development: Natural resources. Energy and Environment, Fair Trade, Competitiveness, law. Track Chair : Dr. Nichodemus Rudaheranwa (nrudaheranwa@mubs.ac.ug )

Track 2: Entrepreneurship, Business incubation and the Informal Sector: Gender, Employment, Education. Track chair : Dr.Ernest Abaho ( eabaho@mubs.ac.ug )

Track 3: Marketing, Tourism, and International Business. Track Chair : Dr. Annet Nabatanzi ( anabatanzi@mubs.ac.ug )

Track 4: Accounting, Finance, Investment and Financial Inclusion. Track Chair : Assoc. Prof. S. Nkundabanyanga (snkundabanyanga@mubs.ac.ug )

Track 5: Human Capital Development, Leadership Strategy & Governance. Track Chair : Assoc. Prof. Vincent Bagire (vbagire@mubs.ac.ug)

Track 6: Information Systems: E-business and Supply Chain Management. Track Chair : Dr. Joseph Bada Kizito (bkizito@mubs.ac.ug)

SPEAKERS