*Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals* *Riara University, Nairobi, Kenya **I** August 13 - 15, 2014 **I * We are delighted to announce our inaugural conference with the theme: “Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals”. We have an interesting and engaging programme: * Four world-class keynote speakers: Prof. Elizabeth L. Rose I AIB Vice-President I University of Otago, NZ Prof. Patricia McDougall I AIB Vice-President I Indiana University, USA Prof. Kevin Ibeh I Assistant Dean, Birkbeck I University of London, UK Prof. Ken N. Kamoche I Director, Africa Research Group I University of Nottingham, UK * A day-long Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop led by Professors Rose and McDougall * A mini-workshop on Teaching International Business * Experiential learning trips to IBM Africa Research Lab and Safaricom * And of course interesting research papers and teaching cases submitted by scholars from around the world covering a variety of IB issues: *Track 1: The Internationalization of African Firms: Strategies, Patterns and Outcomes* Chair: Prof Amon Chizema, Loughborough University, UK *Track 2: Doing Business in Africa: Prospects and Challenges for Foreign Multinationals* Chair: Dr Lyal White, Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa *Track 3: International Business and Management / General Track* Chair: Prof Francies Wambalaba, United Stated International University, Kenya *Track 4: Teaching Cases on International Business in Africa* Chair: Dr Chris Ogbechie, Lagos Business School, Nigeria The early registration deadline is Friday, July 4. We accept credit cards, kindly forward card details to [log in to unmask] Please find attached the registration forms and lodging information. Follow the link for additional information: http://www.riarauniversity.ac.ke/aibssa2014conference/ *We look forward to meeting you in Nairobi! * Best regards, Prof Abel Kinoti Chapter Chair Academy of International Business Sub-Saharan Africa [log in to unmask] -- http://www.riarauniversity.ac.ke http://www.facebook.com/RiaraUniversity https://twitter.com/RiaraUniversity ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.