THEME: MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY: THE SECURITY CHALLENGE
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”.
Guideline For Authors:
Abstract 100 – 250 Words; Full Paper
Not more than 6000 words.
Referencing Style: APA
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FINAL PAPER:
20th October, 2018. All submissions must be emailed as word attachment to the Department Conference E-mail: email@example.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.
Department of Business Administration International Conference Account No.: 1014063889
Bank Name: Zenith Bank Nig. PLc, UNIZIK Branch, Awka
Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, GSS, PSC Chief of Army Staff Nigeria Army Headquarters,
LEAD PAPER PRESENTERS:
Prof. Pat Utomi
Centre for Values in Leadership, Lagos
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
Prof Joseph E. Ahaneku. FAS.
Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Dr. Lilian O. Orogbu
Head of Department, Business Administration
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
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.
A 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Anayo Nkamnebe – email@example.com.
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.
2017 Tracks and Track Chairs & Co-Chairs
Track 1-Government Policy on Entrepreneurship: Dr. Leon Prieto, firstname.lastname@example.org
Track 2-Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Dr. Nnamdi Madichie, email@example.com
Track 9-Entrepreneurial Education in Higher Institutions and Economic Development: Dr. Comfort Okorocha.
Track 11-Graduate Student Papers: Dr. Gbola Gbadamosi,firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fees include a copy of the proceedings, all meals, tea and coffee breaks, reception, and the African Cultural Celebration.
|Participants based in Nigeria||(Naira)|||||Participants based outside Nigeria||(US Dollars)|
|Before June 1, 2017||NGN15,000||NGN25,000|||||$100||$190|
|After June 1, 2017||NGN20,000||NGN35,000|||||$125||$235|
|A Day Cultural Extravaganza is scheduled as part of the opening ceremony.|
|For Optional Accompanying Person|
|Each evening reception||$15|
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 Co-Chairs||Prof. Anayo Nkamnebe, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. email@example.comProf. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.|
|Program Chair||Prof. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University & US Fulbright Visiting Professor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.|
|Proceedings Co-Editors||Dr. Nnamdi Madichie, Director of Research, London School of Business and Management, University of Northampton. Nnamdi.firstname.lastname@example.org&Prof. Anayo Nkamnebe, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. email@example.com|
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; Tel. (234)-0810-039-9718.
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).
Chief Willie Obiano – Governor, Anambra State
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Participants based in Nigeria – N20,000
Participants based outside Nigeria – $150
Students based in Nigeria – N10,000
Students based outside Nigeria – $100
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
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