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Jnkping University and University of Rwanda Jointly Organize

The Eastern Africa Business and Economic Watch -2016


2nd International Conference (EABEW-2016) on:

Recent Trends in Economic Development, Finance and


Management Research in Eastern Africa
Theme: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Conference site: University of Rwanda,
College of Business and Economics premises in Gikondo,
Kigali, Rwanda 20-22 June 2016

Call For Papers


Jnkping University, Jnkping International Business School (JU-JIBS) and University of
Rwanda, College of Business and Economics (UR-CBE), invite submissions of completed but
unpublished papers that focus on recent trends in economic development, finance and management
research in the developing economies of East Africa for presentation in the second international
conference of Eastern Africa Business and Economic Watch-2016 (EABEW-2016). Theoretical,
methodological and empirical research and policy or practice oriented papers, in particular on the
main focus area of the conference - entrepreneurship - are welcome provided that they are based
on a sound conceptual foundation with a well-thought out method. Applied and practice oriented
manuscripts can focus on Eastern Africa as a whole, group of countries or individual economies
in the region. Priority will be given to Eastern Africa studies, but submissions from the rest of
Africa are also welcomed. Papers from other regions than Africa are also welcomed, provided that
they discuss the implications of the research findings for the African context.
Submission of complete papers to be sent to: Professor Almas Heshmati by email
Almas.Heshmati@gmail.com before 15 March 2016. Please mark clearly on your submission if
your paper is related to economics, finance or management and provide full address details and email address on the cover page. For further information please visit the conference website:
http://www.eabewconference.org/
A selection of high quality papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication
in special issues of leading academic journal(s) in different fields and edited book volume(s)
published by Springer book series Frontiers in African Business Research. No conference fee is
applied, but participants are expected to cover their travelling and accommodation expenses.
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Invited Speakers:
Luis A. Gil-Alana, University of Navarra, Spain
Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, USA
Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, African Development Bank
Benson Honig, McMaster University, Canada
Subal C. Kumbhakar, Binghamton University, USA
Deadlines:
Submission of full papers (preferably 6,000-10,000 words, typed, 1.5 spaced in Times New
Roman, 12 Font Size, 3 cm margin all around, in PDF format): 15 March 2016
Decision on Submission: 30 March 2016
Deadline for participation registration: 30 April 2016
Conference days: 20-22 June 2016
Submission of Revised Papers for publication: 15 July 2016
International Organizing Committee:
Almas Heshmati, Jnkping International Business School, Jnkping University, Chair
Francesco Chirico, Jnkping International Business School, Jnkping University
Rama B. Rao, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Bideri Ishuheri Nyamulinda, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Lars Hartvigson, Jnkping International Business School, Jnkping University
Local Organizing Committee:
Bideri Ishuheri Nyamulinda, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, Chair
Abimana Fidele, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Ndahimana Michel, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Kayitare Tengera Francoise, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Kyaga Elias, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Nizeyimana Kizito, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Vincent Byusa, University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics
Research area priorities linked to the Eastern Africa region for paper submission:

Assessment of Millennium Development Goals achievements


Achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Changing AID policy and its development effects
Economic Development
Development post 2008 global economics crisis
Post 2015 Development Agenda for East Africa
Energy-Growth-Environment Nexus
Inequality-Poverty-Growth-Environment Nexus
Multidimensional poverty, inequality, vulnerability, and well-being
Labor, Capital investment, and Energy use, efficiency and conservation
Productivity, growth and their social dimensions
Evaluation of privatization and corporatization of state owned enterprises
Inclusive growth and development
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Evaluation of Welfare program and policies


Regional cooperation and economic integration
Intra-African trade, opportunities, challenges and barriers
Urbanization and infrastructure services
Development of the service sector
Private sector development
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Managing family business enterprises
Small business management
Role of government in promotion of SMEs
Corporate governance
Leadership and organizational behavior
Marketing and branding
Strategic management
International business
Supply chain management
Human resource management
Financial management
Micro-finance and development
Health policy and management
Information technology management
Indigenous knowledge, homegrown solutions, innovation and development
Rural development and agribusiness
Sustainable tourism
Ecotourism
Tourism Management
Hospitality Management