Date

September 12-15, 2016

Location

MUBS, Kampala - Uganda

Conference

3 Conference Activities

Speakers

Professional Speakers

2016 CONFERENCE FOCUS / 21st Annual International Management Conference

The future of Africa lies in meaningful business relationships and not aid.  As an affirmation, Africa is now a destination of most growth oriented enterprises. Although   Africa’s growth prospects are bright, they differ not only country by country but also sector by sector. With the improving security and safety of persons and property,   Africa’s growth is clearly unstoppable. The 2015 African economic outlook report estimated Africa’s GDP to grow at 5% by 2016. However, this level cannot come on a silver-platter. Both the academia and practitioners ought to jointly participate in shaping  Africa’s business development agenda.

Download Call for Papers

Call for papers / Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016

This year’s conference on the theme “African Business and Development in the Global Economy” 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 of African business and development, are welcome. Authors may consider any of the tracks listed below, but need not limit their options to these tracks.

Conference Theme

“African Business and Development in the Global Economy”

Conference Tracks
The conference will be held under the following tracks:

Track 1: Macro Economic Policies & Framework for business development: Natural resources, Energy and Environment, Fair Trade, Competitiveness, Law
Track 2: Entrepreneurship and the Informal Sector: Gender, Employment, Education
Track 3: Marketing, Tourism, and International Business
Track 4: Accounting, Finance and Investment
Track 5: Human Capital Development, Leadership & Governance
Track 6: Information systems, E-business and Supply Chain Management

Download Call for Papers Download Author Instructions

Paper Submission / Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016

The expected paper submissions should be related to the sub-themes under a specific track and authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the conference in September 12-15, 2016.

Call for Papers schedule

Timely submission of the papers is critical to the success of the conference. Therefore the following dates should be considered as critical.

Important Dates & Deadlines

DeadlineExpectation
June 10, 2016Submission of Full Paper
June 15, 2016Notification of acceptance of paper
June 30, 2016Deadline for submission of revised paper

Presenting the Paper

Authors will be invited to present their papers at the Conference. Each invited author should make every effort to attend and present his/her paper.

Publication in the Makerere Business Journal (MBJ) series

Best papers will be published in the MBJ (ISBN978-9970-215-00-3) after review by the Editorial Committee to conform to set guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must not be more than 7,000 words and should be prepared in accordance with the standard Research Paper Template.

Click to download instructions for Authors.

All Paper submissions should be sent to: 21aimc@mubs.ac.ug; aserina@mubs.ac.ug & Copy (cc): aserina@mubs.ac.ug.

Conference Activities / 3 Conferences

Doctoral Symposium – September 12, 2016

This forum enables doctoral students to share and engage other scholars on the latest theoretical developments in their fields of study. At this symposium, PhD students will have an opportunity to present their research ideas, and receive feedback from renown professors.

Academic Conference – September 13-14, 2016

A purely academic forum aimed at bringing together scholars to present their research work and findings, exchange professional critique and network.

Business forum – September 14 – 15, 2016

This forum addresses topical business, management and economic issues with a view to transferring the learning to intellectual business development and growth.

Conference Programme / Schedule

Click on the link to the right to download Programme for 2016 Conference & Book of Abstracts.

Call for sponsors / Would you like to be a sponsor at the MUBS 21st AIMC 2016?

Sponsorship proposals are being accepted for the 2016, 21st Annual International Management Conference, to be held in Kampala – Uganda, specifically focused on providing a unique international forum to facilitate the exchange of leading-edge ideas for effective advancement of knowledge in African business and development.

We are expecting great interest in this Conference, as last year we had attendance of over 200 Participants. We therefore invite you to take advantage of an exceptional way to showcase your Organisation’s Products and Services by getting involved with this year’s 21st Annual International Management Conference.

The following sponsorship packages provide a high degree of flexibility, combining a number of traditional branding elements with added-value opportunities.

OUR SPONSORS 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR

OUR SPEAKERS

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi
Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi
Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University

OUR GUESTS

Keynote Speakers / Industry Thought Leaders

Speakers to be announced soon!

Featured speakers / Local and international business influencial leaders

Speakers to be announced soon! Do you want to present at this year’s MUBS 21st Annual International Management Conference, 2016?  Why don’t you submit a (Full) Paper and let us know what you would like to speak about?

All Paper submissions should be sent to: 21aimc@mubs.ac.ug; aserina@mubs.ac.ug & Copy (cc): aserina@mubs.ac.ug.

Conference Fees / How much does it cost?

Registration Information

Registration fees will be as per the table below to cater for breakfast, lunch and conference materials.

Participant CategoryFees per person
International (Non-Ugandan)USD $450
East Africa (Ugandans/Residents)USD $150
Students (International)USD $150
East Africa (Students)USD $100
Students attending only the Doctoral SymposiumUSD $50
Accompanying persons (Children/Spouses)USD $100
Excursion-Optional (destinations to be announced later)USD $100
The above prices do not include: Flights, transport or accommodation.

Where there are more participants, please photocopy the downloaded application form.

  • Bookings are made by means of downloading the conference registration form & making payments by either Cheque, Cash, EFT or other mode of payment.
  • Fill in Registration form including conference payment information. Scan & send conference application form to: 21aimc@mubs.ac.ug; aserina@mubs.ac.ug & Copy (cc): aserina@mubs.ac.ug.
  • An email will be sent to you to acknowledge receipt of payment.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to change the venue, dates and programme.

 

Liability
The Organizing Committees and/or Conference Organizers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.

Download Registration Form

Publications / Makerere Business Journal

Publication in the Makerere Business Journal (MBJ) series

Best papers will be published in the MBJ (ISBN978-9970-215-00-3) after review by the Editorial Committee to conform to set guidelines.

Event Location

Makerere University Business School
MUBS ADB Faculty of Computing Building
M118 Portbell Road
Nakawa Division
Kampala, Uganda
P.O.Box 1337

Makerere University Business School is 4km from Kampala City Center.

Silver Springs Limited:
Plot 76A/D Port Bell Road
Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda
P.O Box 2301 Kampala, Uganda

21aimc@mubs.ac.ug; aserina@mubs.ac.ug

Get Direction

Accomodation / Details

Delegates who wish to be resident are advised to secure accommodation at the conference venue at a discounted rate of $80 per person per night or within the conference venue proximity. The Organizing Committee is able to make arrangements for individuals on request.

Conference Contacts / Wanna enquire about something?

For correspondence and enquiry, please contact the Conference Chair or Coordinator via;
Makerere University Business School
Plot M118, Portbell Road
P. O. Box, 1337, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-414-338112; Fax: +256-414-505921
Email: 21aimc@mubs.ac.ugaserina@mubs.ac.ug
Website: www.mubs.ac.ug/aimc

Contact Us Form / Have something to ask?

The Annual International Conference (AIMC) is the main conference of Makerere University Business School & is organized annually.

Welcome to the 21st Annual International Management Conference in Kampala, Uganda