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IAABD Annual International Conference Hosted By El Jadida

Polydisciplinary University, El Jadida, Morocco, May 15-19, 2012


The annual conferences of the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) are open to scholars, professionals, and graduate students of any nationality who are interested or actively engaged in the research and performance or administration of business and economic development issues as they relate to Africa. These conferences aim at facilitating multidisciplinary research on Africa’s related issues, stimulating collaborations between Africa based researchers and their counterparts around the world, broadening and deepening global understanding of the various challenges facing African development and business, and advancing alternative solutions to Africa’s business and development challenges.


Conference Theme: African Business and Development in a Changing

Global Political Economy: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities


The  2012  conferencfocuses  on  the  impact  of  the  recent  economic  downturn  on  African business and development. You are invited to submit any original theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and managerial contributions that address the conference theme as well as other related areas of business and Development.


Submission of Manuscripts

Papers, abstracts and proposals for special sessions must be submitted electronically to the

appropriate Track in Microsoft Word by FEBRUARY 15, 2012. Full papers should not be longer than 10-single spaced page (Times New Roman, font 11), including the title, tables, figures, appendices, references, and other illustrative materials. All papers should have an Abstract (maximum of 200 words), as well as an Introduction. Each paper should indicate the title of the paper, author(s) names and institutional affiliation, and email addresses. 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. View previous papers at:  http://www.iaabd.org/tableofcontent.aspx for presentation illustrations. All full papers

will be peer refereed and selected papers will be published in IAABD Proceedings and also considered for the Best Paper Awards and overall Conference Best Paper Award.


Authors are also invited to submit the abstracts of their research-in-progress for exclusive presentation. The abstracts prepared in Microsoft Word should not exceed 200 words.

People interested in organizing a special session should prepare a description of its overall purpose and include the abstracts of the different contributions. A special session should have either 3 or 6 contributions. All special session proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Track.


Graduate students are encouraged to submit their papers to the Track Graduate Student Paper. This track will provide graduate students with the opportunity to share their work with their current and future colleagues. Also, Conference attendance will provide participating students with the opportunity to network with many of todays leading scholars. Graduate students papers will be considered for Graduate Student Best Paper Awards.


NOTE: Full papers, abstracts, and special session proposals (as well as the final revised papers) should be submitted via the IAABD-Morocco Conference Paper submission Portal. However, if you have difficulty in submitting your paper to the aforementioned Portal, please do not hesitate to submit such paper to the appropriate track chair. For tracking purposes, please copy  the  Program  Chair:  Emmanuel  Cleeve  a E.Cleeve@mmu.ac.uk  and  the  Proceedings Editor: Emmanuel Obuah at  Emmanuel.obuah@aamu.edu. However, authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their papers should contact the Program Chair: Emmanuel Cleeve at E.Cleeve@mmu.ac.uk.






Registration fees below includes $60 annual IAABD membership fee for participants outside Africa and a $30 annual IAABD membership fee for participants based in Africa. Also included are a single paper in the proceedings, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, and receptions. Authors with multiple papers pay $120 for each additional paper to be included in the proceedings.












March 9, 2012





AFTER March 9,






*Includes Membership Fees






For conference registration, please go to 2012 IAABD-MOROCCO registration portal. For inquiry on membership fees and conference registration fees, please contact VP for Finance and Treasurer: O. Felix Ayadi at felixayadi@earthlink.net.





Abstract, Full Papers, and Special Session Submissions

February 15

Notification of Acceptance

February 29

Early Registration Fee Payment

March 9

Final Submission of Revised 10-single space Page Full

Paper and Abstract for Program/Book of Abstracts

March 23





Excursion destinations to be announced later



Each Breakfast




Each Evening Reception


Awards Banquet





2012 IAABD Conference Tracks and Chairs Track 1: Accounting, Finance, and Investment. Bode Akinwande: London Metropolitan University,  y.akinwande@londonmet.ac.uk

Track 2: International Aid, Economic Policies and Strategies. Jacob Musila: Athabasca

University, jacobm@athabascau.ca

Track 3: Energy, Natural resources, and Environment. Joshua Anyangah: University of

Lethbridge, joshua.anyangah@uleth.ca

Track 4: Clusters, Relationships, Networks and Inter-firm Linkages. Tidings P. Ndhlovu: Manchester Metropolitan University,  t.ndhlovu@mmu.ac.uk

Track 5: Entrepreneurship, Small Business and the Informal Sector. Lettice Kinunda

Rutashobya: University of Dar es Salaam,  letticer@yahoo.com

Track 6: Exporting, Internationalization and Foreign Direct Investment. Frederick Mmieh: Brunel University,  Frederick.Mmieh@brunel.ac.uk

Track 7: Gender and Economic Development. Bolajoko N. Dixon-Ogbechi: University of

Lagos, dixonogbechi@yahoo.com

Track 8: Global Studies and Political Economy. Meenal Shrivastava: Athabasca University, meenals@athabascau.ca

Track 9: Public Sector and Health Care Management. Femi Ayadi: University of Houston, Clear Lake,  ayadim@uhcl.edu

Track 10: Human Resources, Management and Organization: Moses Acquaah: University of

North Carolina at Greensboro, m_acquaa@uncg.edu

Track 11: Information Systems and E-Business. Mihail Cocosila: Athabasca University, mihailc@athabascau.ca

Track 12: Ethics, Law/Legal, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Policy: Judy N. Muthuri: Nottingham University Business School, Judy.Muthuri@nottingham.ac.uk

Track 13: Operations and Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Chris Enyinda: Alabama

A&M University,  chris.enyinda@aamu.edu

Track 14: Marketing Management and Strategy. Aihie Osarenkhoe: University of Gavle, Aihie.Osarenkhoe@hig.se

Track 15: Retailing and Consumer Behavior. Nwamaka Anaza: Francis Marion University,


Track 16: Tourism and Sustainable Development. Robert Rugimbana: Tshwane University of

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Track 17: Graduate Student Paper. William Wei: Grant MacEwan University, WeiX@macewan.ca

Track 18: Special Sessions and Practitioner Panels. Simon Sigué: Athabasca University, simons@athabascau.ca

Track 19: China-Africa Business Relations. Emmanuel Obuah: Alabama A&M University, emmanuel.obuah@aamu.edu

Track 20: Islamic Banking and Business Relations. Atsede Woldie: University of Glamorgan,





Submitted Papers/Acceptance Matters:

Program Chair: Emmanuel Cleeve,  E.Cleeve@mmu.ac.uk


Invitation Letter for Visa Matters:

Conference Co-Chairs: Abdelaziz Chafik,  chafikaziz33@yahoo.fr; and Khalid Backhar,



Revised/Final Papers for Proceedings Matters:

Proceedings Editor: Emmanuel Obuah, emmanuel.obuah@aamu.edu


Financial/Registration Matters: VP for Finance  and  TreasurerO. Felix  Ayadi  at



Membership Matters: VP for Membership: Moses Acquaah at m_acquaa@uncg.edu.


All Unresolved Matters: President: Chris I. Enyinda at  chris.enyinda@aamu.edu.






Conference Venue

Hotel Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf & Spa

Route de Casablanca km7, B.P 116, 24000 EL JADIDA, MOROCCO Telephone: (+212)523/379100; Fax: (+212)523355444

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