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The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) invites submissions for the 6th edition of its annual International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED) 2020. The conference will take place at the School of Graduate Studies, UPSA from 16-17 April 2020. The conference will focus on the theme "Ethics and sustainable business development: Prospects and Challenges", while also addressing a broad range of business management and entrepreneurial development issues in any of the following thematic areas.

The Specific Thematic Areas include:

       Business Ethics

       Sustainable development

       Law & Governance

       Accounting & Finance

       Business Strategy


       Information Technology & Communication

       Human Resources Management & Industrial Relations

       Tourism & Environment

       General Management


Prospective contributors are encouraged to submit an abstract that explores the issues relevant to the conference theme and the specific thematic areas but not limited to the conference theme and the specific thematic areas.


All abstracts must be submitted online:  

Submission Guidelines

       The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 10th March 2020.

       All abstracts must be submitted online

       All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee and decision communicated to authors by 18th March 2020.

        Abstracts should highlight the following components of a research paper; introduction (purpose/aim & background), methodology, findings/results and conclusion.

        The abstract must indicate the name and surname of all authors, affiliation and email address.

        The abstract must not exceed 250 words

        The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change submissions for oral presentations to rapid presentations or posters, rather than refusing abstracts, depending on the number, theme, and quality of submissions.

        All accepted and presented abstracts will be published in a book of abstract and on the organizer’s website. By submitting an abstract, authors give consent and authorize the Scientific Committee to publish their abstract.

        All abstracts will be subjected to peer-review, coordinated by the Scientific Committee. Original work that has not been published or accepted for presentation elsewhere is preferred. The criteria for review are; practical and theoretical impact, empirical and theoretical basis and clarity of ideas and structure.

        Abstracts should be in English. If English is not the author’s first language, we strongly recommend that the abstract is proofread, and language edited before submission.


For further information, please visit the conference page or contact the secretariat of ICBMED via;

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Phone: 0261717238; 026 214 9431; 0553293210



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International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED)
University of Professional Studies, Accra
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