Dear All, With the decades-long dream to expand intra-African trade and investment – evident in the dozens of treaties, regional trade agreements and public speeches of African political leaders – finally becoming a reality, there is a need to understand what factors are driving this trend, as well as the prospects, challenges and policy implications. Our 2015 AIBSSA annual conference therefore aims to shed light on this topical issue. We seek conceptual and empirical papers, as well as teaching case studies and panels from scholars, business professionals, policy makers, doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students which contribute to a greater understanding of the issues contained in the theme above. Submissions should be made to (only) one of the following tracks: Intra-African Trade & Africa-to-Africa Internationalization Strategy International Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Informal Exporting FDI, Global Value Chains & the Geography of IB Human Resources, Culture & Language in International Business Marketing & Consumers in International Business Sustainability, Responsible Leadership & Governance of Natural Resources Economic Diplomacy & Institutional & Political Environment of IB International Finance, Accounting & Economics General Track: International Business & Management Teaching Cases Track Student Track (excluding Doctoral students) Warm regards, Prof. Abel Kinoti, Bcom, MBA, Dcom, FHEA-UK Dean, School of Business/Chair, AIB-SSA Riara University P.O. Box 49940-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel : +254-703 038 420/703 038 421/703 038 000 Fax: +254-20-252-5789 Cell: +254- 733-722-479 ____ 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.