Conferences

International Conference of the Department of Business Administration

THEME: MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY: THE SECURITY CHALLENGE

OBJECTIVES:

The Nigerian economy has in recent times been bedeviled by the problem of insecurity which has greatly hampered the growth of management and sustainability of the economy. Nigeria faces three critical problems in these times: Insecurity, corruption and a variety of economic challenge’s, some of which are self-inflicted. Perhaps, the common denominator in this misery Index is the Security problem. It is the one factor that stultifies every attempt at meaningful development. The present international conference is aimed at exploring avenues for sustained growth and development. The conference shall seek solution to the persistent challenges of insecurity across the land. We offer the nation an opportunity to “turn out swords into plough shares, and spears into pruning hooks”.

SUB-THEMES:

  • SMES and Security Challenges.
  • Security Issues involved in Doing Business in Nigeria.
  • Security Barriers and Infrastructural Development
  • Curbing the Security Problems in Power Generation and Distribution.
  • Sustaining the Transportation Industry amidst Security problems
  • Terrorism and Industrial growth in Nigeria
  • Youth unemployment and Business Development
  • The judiciary and security challenges
  • Diversifying the Nigerian economy amidst the Security Challenges
  • Ethical issues of Development in an insecure environment
  • Insecurity issues in Development
  • Financing Rural Development amidst security challenges
  • Trade Liberalization in the face of insecurity
  • Entrepreneurial Development in an insecure environment
  • Drug Abuse and Youth Restiveness
  • Insecurity in Nigeria and Population Growth
  • Security challenges and 2019 Election
  • Value Chain Management in an Insecure Environment
  • Girl-child education and the Security Challenges
  • Legal Environment and Security Challenges
  • Effect of Insecurity on the Physical Environment
  • Building and Maintaining a sustainable Health Sector in an insecure environment
  • Food security and insecurity challenges
  • Accountability issues and Security Challenges

Guideline For Authors:

Abstract 100 – 250 Words; Full Paper
Not more than 6000 words.
Referencing Style: APA
Email: unizikbus4icon@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FINAL PAPER:

20th October, 2018. All submissions must be emailed as word attachment to the Department Conference E-mail: unizikbus4icon@gmail.com. All the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. A number of selected and reviewed papers will be considered for publication in sponsoring journals.

ACCOUNT DETAILS:

Department of Business Administration International Conference Account No.: 1014063889
Bank Name: Zenith Bank Nig. PLc, UNIZIK Branch, Awka

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, GSS, PSC Chief of Army Staff Nigeria Army Headquarters,
Abuja.

LEAD PAPER PRESENTERS:

Prof. Pat Utomi
Centre for Values in Leadership, Lagos

CHAIR

General Alexander Odeareduo Ogomudia rtd Former Chief of Defense Staff

CHAIR, PANEL OF DISCUSSANTS

Prof. Au. Nnonyelu
Director, Unizik Business School

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR

Lieutenant General Abdul Rahman Dambazau (RTD)
Minister Of Interior Republic Of Nigeria

CHIEF HOST:

Prof Joseph E. Ahaneku. FAS.
Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

HOST:

Dr. Lilian O. Orogbu
Head of Department, Business Administration
+2348064220587

VENUE: OPENING CEREMONY AT THE UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM AND OTHER SESSIONS AT UNIZIK BUSINESS SCHOOL,
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
DATE: 22ND AND 23RD NOVEMBER, 2018
TIME: 9.00AM – 6.00PM DAILY

2017 AEISD Conference

International Conference on African Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development (AEISD)

The 2017 International Conference on African entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development (AEISD) to be hosted by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria welcomes papers from scholars, entrepreneurs, graduate students, managers and policy makers on entrepreneurship and innovation issues pertinent to a vibrant and sustainable economic development of Africa. This conference aims at bridging the gap between entrepreneurial policy and actionable entrepreneurship for Africa’s economic development.

Conference Theme – “The Promise of Actionable Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Economic Development in Africa: Leadership, Governance, and Ethics.”

The 2017 theme highlights the need to establish accessible pathways for sustainable entrepreneurship success and wealth creation to alleviate chronic poverty in Africa. Focus areas of the conference include government policies to promote entrepreneurship, access to finance, education and training, commercial and professional infrastructure, openness of internal markets, physical infrastructure, and the Triple-Helix of University-Industry-Government Partnerships.

The conference also encourages papers on topics listed above as well as actual case studies of entrepreneurship and success stories in entrepreneurship from around the world. University-based centers for entrepreneurship as especially invited to share bridge-building efforts from their local communities.

Pre-Conference Faculty Development Workshop on Journal Publication Strategies is also planned as part of the conference. The aim of the workshop is to mentor aspiring authors who wish to publish their manuscripts from the conference as well other papers in refereed journals. Workshop will be moderated by leading scholars who will share proven ways to successfully publish journal articles.

A Post-Conference Entrepreneurship Workshop for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2-4pm. Topics covered will include: “How to Grow Your Business” and “Accessing Capital for Successful Entrepreneurship.” Registration is required and for me information, please contact Prof. Alphonso Ogbuehi – ao.ogbuehi@unizik.edu.ng or Prof. Anayo Nkamnebe – ad.nkamnebe@unizik.edu.ng.

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions

  1. Full Papers should be submitted electronically to the appropriate track chair. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and must be received by May 1, 2017. Proposals and Abstracts for special sessions should be submitted electronically to the Program Chair in Microsoft Word by May 15,2017. Special sessions must include a panel of three speakers along with rationale for the session.
  2. Full papers must not exceed 10 single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, font 12), including the title, tables, figures, appendices, references, and other illustrative materials.
  3. All papers should have an Abstract (maximum of 190 words), as well as an Introduction. Each paper should indicate the title of the paper, author(s)’ names and institutional affiliation, and email addresses.
  4. Please use single column, one-inch margins (1”) all-round: Top, bottom, left, and right. References and citations should be prepared in accordance with APA Publication Manual 5th Edition.
  5. All papers will be peer reviewed and selected papers will be included on the Proceedings CD and considered for the Conference Best Paper Awards.
  6. A paper template is attached on the last page to assist you in getting your paper ready for publication in the Conference Proceedings.
  7. Selected papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts for further review and publication in the inaugural issue of the Journal of African Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Special Sessions: Given the growing importance of entrepreneurship in Africa, we invite participants who are interested in organizing a special session to submit a description of its overall purpose and include the abstracts of the different contributions. A special session should have at least 3 speakers. Special session proposals must also state the purpose, format and names of all presenters. All special session proposals should be submitted to the program chair.

Post-graduate students are highly encouraged to attend the conference and request submissions of papers via the conference portal. Post-graduate students will benefit by participating through opportunity to network with participants from around the world. Each post-graduate student’s paper will be considered for Post-Graduate Student Best Paper Awards.

NOTE: All full papers, abstracts, and special session proposals should be submitted directly to the appropriate track chair. Authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their papers should contact the Program Chair: Prof. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University & Nnamdi Azikiwe University, alphonsoogbuehi@clayton.edu or ao.ogbuehi@unizik.edu.ng. Track Chairs will send final revised papers/abstracts to the Proceedings editor.


2017 Tracks and Track Chairs & Co-Chairs

Track 1-Government Policy on Entrepreneurship: Dr. Leon Prietoleonprieto@clayton.edu

Track 2-Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Dr. Nnamdi Madichie, nnamdi.madichie@lsbm.ac.uk

Track 3-Entrepreneurship, Small Business and the Informal Sector: Dr. Norma Juma,
Norma.juma@washburn.edu and Dr. Tochukwu Gloria Okafor, Tg.okafor@unizik.edu.ng

Track 4-Finance and Banking Issues for Entrepreneurship Development: Dr. Gideon Ezu, g.ezu@unizik.edu.ng and Prof. Steve Ibenta, s.ibenta@unizik.edu.ng

Track 5-Family-Owned Businesses: Dr. Benedict Ozurumba, Benedict.ozurumba@futo.edu.ng and Dr. Hope Nzewi, hn.nzewi@unizik.edu.ng

Track 6-Entrepreneurial Environment and Cross-Cultural Management: Prof. Ezinne Nnabuife, elc.nnabuife@unizik.edu.ng and Dr. Obianuju Mary Chiekezie, om.chiekezie@unizik.edu.ng

Track 7-Entrepreneurial Development in Service Marketing and Service Innovation Dr. Chris Enyinda, geminice0607@gmail.com and Dr. Chris Mbah, chris.mbah@aun.edu.ng

Track 8-Accounting for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development: Prof. Emma Okoye, ebyemma2006@gmail.com and Dr. CY Ogbodo, Cyogbodo@yahoo.com

Track 9-Entrepreneurial Education in Higher Institutions and Economic Development: Dr. Comfort Okorocha.

Track 10-Marketing Practices for Successful Entrepreneurship, Prof. Martin Muo
mc.muo@unizik.edu.ng and Dr. Titus Okeke, tc.okeke@okeke.unizik.edu.ng

Track 11-Graduate Student Papers: Dr. Gbola Gbadamosi,ggbadamosi@bournemouth.ac.uk

Registration Information
Registration fees include a copy of the proceedings, all meals, tea and coffee breaks, reception, and the African Cultural Celebration.

Registration fees

 Participants based in Nigeria(Naira)|Participants based outside Nigeria(US Dollars)
 StudentsRegular|StudentsRegular
Before June 1, 2017NGN15,000NGN25,000|$100$190
After June 1, 2017NGN20,000NGN35,000|$125$235
 
Activities
A Day Cultural Extravaganza is scheduled as part of the opening ceremony.
For Optional Accompanying Person
ActivityCharge
Each breakfast$9
Each lunch$15
Each evening reception$15
Awards banquet$20

The registration fees and all other fees MUST be paid either by Wire Transfer or Paypal. Cash payment will be accepted on site with a 25% surcharge.

Early Deadline: Complete Registration Form and make payment before June 1, 2017.

Conference Contacts

 
Conference Co-ChairsProf. Anayo Nkamnebe, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. ad.nkamnebe@unizik.edu.ngProf. Avi Mukherjee, Dean, College of Business, Clayton State University, Atlanta, Georgia USA AvinandanMukherjee@clayton.eduProf. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University & US Fulbright Visiting Professor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University. alphonsoogbuehi@clayton.edu or ao.ogbuehi@unizik.edu.ng.
Program ChairProf. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University & US Fulbright Visiting Professor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University. alphonsoogbuehi@clayton.edu or ao.ogbuehi@unizik.edu.ng.
Proceedings Co-EditorsDr. Nnamdi Madichie, Director of Research, London School of Business and Management, University of Northampton. Nnamdi.madichie@lsbm.ac.uk&Prof. Anayo Nkamnebe, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. ad.nkamnebe@unizik.edu.ng

Conference Organizing Committee:

Prof. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University/Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Prof. Anayo Nkamnebe, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Prof. Avi Mukherjee, Dean, College of Business, Clayton State University, USA
Prof. Emma Okoye, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Dr. Jude Onyima, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Dr. Nnamdi Madichie, London School of Business & Management, United Kingdom
Prof. Lou Jourdan, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Clayton State University, USA
Prof. M.C. Muo, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, 
Prof. C.C. Okolocha, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Dr. Titus Okeke, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Dr. Hope N. Nzewi, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Dr. C. Y. Ogbodo, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Dr. Mary Chiekezie, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Chief Uche Nworah, MD/CEO, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka – Media Partner
Prof. Chris Enyinda, Canadian University of Dubai, UAE
Dr. Gideon Ezu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Member/Secretary

Hotel Information

Hotel rooms at Finotel Classic Hotel, Awka, Nigeria have been blocked for guests attending the 2017 International Conference on African Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development (AEISD) at a subsidized rate of $59/night (complimentary breakfast included). Room rates are limited to a number of rooms and so early booking is advised. The reduced rates will not be guaranteed after June 15, 2017. To book your hotel accommodation, please visit www.finotelhotel.com/international_conference.

Air Travel Information

The City of Awka is located in Anambra State. Conference attendees are advised to fly into Enugu International Airport and take a shuttle service to Awka. International participants can either fly directly into Enugu with Ethiopian or connect to Enugu via Lagos or Port Harcourt with several other international carriers.

Conference Co-Hosts

Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

College of Business, Clayton State University, Atlanta, Georgia US

Paper Submission Guidelines: All manuscripts must not exceed 20 double-spaced (10 Single-spaced) pages, including all tables, exhibits, and references. To assist with paper formatting, the following template should be used for ALL submitted papers.

For General Inquiries: Please contact the Program Chair: Prof. Alphonso Ogbuehi at ao.ogbuehi@unizik.edu.ng or alphonsoogbuehi@clayton.edu; Tel. (234)-0810-039-9718.

Co-Host

Clayton State University

Acknowledgment

This conference is made possible by the Fulbright Foundation through The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and The Institute of International Education (IIE).

Partners

Media Partner

Hotel Researvations


Finotel Hotel, Awka.

Keynote Speaker


Chief Willie Obiano – Governor, Anambra State

Faculty of Management Sciences International Conference

Please, be informed that the 2018 Faculty of Management Sciences International Conference and Prof. Pita Ejiofor Frontier Lecture series earlier scheduled for November 27 – 29, 2018 has been postponed because of the ongoing ASUU strike. A new date for the conference will be communicated to you as soon as the ASUU strike is over. Meanwhile, submission of paper for the conference continues. Inconveniences caused by the circumstance are regretted. Thank you.

THEME: MANAGING NIGERIA ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION: LESSONS FROM OTHER CLIMES

LEAD PAPER PRESENTER: MR. ISAAC OKOROAFOR (DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION, CBN)

KEY NOT SPEAKER: DR ABRAHAM NWANKWO (FORMER DIRECTOR-GENERAL, DEBT MANAGEMENT OFFICE, ABUJA)

OBJECTIVES:

Nigeria has the potential to become a major player in the global economy by virtue of its human and natural resources endowment. This potential has remained relatively untapped over the years because of over-reliance on the downstream sector of the economy. The growth of Nigeria has continued to be driven by consumption and high oil prices. Previous economic policies left the country ill-prepared for the collapse of crude oil prices and production. The structure of the economy remains highly import dependent, consumption driven and undiversified. The central question in the minds of Nigerians today is: What is government doing to pull the economy out of the present situation? Tough time requires tough and bold actions. This is where economic diversification comes in with the aim of restoring growth and macroeconomic stability, industrialization, Agriculture, Powe sector, energy flow, investing in our people, infrastructural development as well as building a competitive economy.

The conference is therefore a critical effort towards bringing together scholars, researchers and policy makers from all fields of endeavour to search for ideas and proffer solutions to the problem and challenges associated with diversification and lessons from other countries. The conference will be underpinned by the need to generate strong advocacy capable of helping individuals, firms, institutions and Government to pull through the economic stronghold of managing diversification.

VENUE: UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

DATE: NOVEMBER 27TH – 29TH, 2018

TIME: 9AM- 6PM DAILY

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Abstracts should be between 100 – 250 words. Full papers should not exceed 6000 words; Font 12 and 1.5 spacing. APA referencing style (6th edition) is required.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FINAL PAPER: 15TH NOVEMBER, 2018

All submissions must be emailed as word attachment to the Faculty Conference e-mail: 2018fmsintlconference@unizik.edu.ng   All the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. A number of selected and reviewed papers will be considered for publication in sponsoring journals.

SPONSORING JOURNALS

  • Journal of African Business
  • Journal of Management Sciences
  • African Journal of Business and Economic Research

REGISTRATION

Participants based in Nigeria  – N20,000

Participants based outside Nigeria  – $150

Students based in Nigeria  – N10,000

Students based outside Nigeria   – $100

PAYMENT DETAILS:

All payment should be made directly to:

BANK: FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

ACCOUNT NO: 2015931544

ACCOUNT NAME: FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES CONFERENCE

DOLLAR ACCOUNT NO: 2031817954

BANK NAME: FIRST BANK NIGERIA PLC

FMS International Conference Sub-themes

  • Sectoral policies before and during diversification
  • Evolution of Diversification in an economy
  • Development thoughts, policies and economic management during and after diversification
  • Diversification: Quagmire and Solutions
  • Diversification – Cross Country Evidence
  • Diversification: Lessons form other countries
  • Central Bank and the management of Diversification in economies
  • Industrializing Africa Through Economic Diversification
  • Challenges of Mono economy
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Diversification
  • Loan Syndication
  • Exchange Rate Management
  • Export-Import Potentials
  • Agro-preneurship
  • Financial Sector Reforms
  • Interest Rate Management
  • Growth-Led Diversification
  • Green Alternatives
  • Solid Minerals and Extractive Industries
  • After Oil, what next?
  • Accounting for Diversification
  • Leadership and Diversification
  • Budgeting Process for Diversification
  • Diversification and Poverty Reduction
  • Human Capital and Diversification
  • SMEDAN Diversification Issues
  • Curriculum Development and Diversification
  • Micro-finance and economic Diversification
  • Designing and Developing Technological Solutions for Diversification
  • Medical Tourism and economic Diversification

PROF. JOSEPH E. AHANEKU, VICE CHANCELLOR, (CHIEF HOST)

PROF. FRANCIS OKAFOR, FORMER DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR, CHAIRMAN, OPENING CEREMONY   

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS

PROF CHIZOBA EKWUEME, DEAN, FMS (HOST)

PROF PATRIC AKPAN, CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN, 08033373788

DR GIDEON EZU, CONFERENCE SECRETARY, 08032932828