Target Participants

The conference aims at bringing together participants from academia, industry and other stakeholders that play pivotal role in the interplay between education and economic development. The event aims to build closer ties between universities and the business community to spur the sharing of knowledge and transfer of technology to industry.


Format of Contributions

The conference encourages interactive and networking sessions where participants are expected to contribute actively. Emphasis will be given to sharing of practical experiences by academia and the business community as well as research driven towards solving problems faced by industry and strengthening relationships between learning institutions and industry. The two-day event encompasses the following formats:

  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • Fish Bowl
  • Presentations and Discussions
  • Poster Sessions

Sub Themes

The conference theme is structured into six sub themes. The conference welcomes contributions that cut across themes, address one specific theme or address the main theme, but cannot be assigned to a specific theme.

  • Subtheme I): Business and entrepreneurship in Africa: Success factors, barriers, perspectives
  • Subtheme II): African business in, and trade with, Germany and Europe
  • Subtheme III): University teaching and research for development in Africa: models, success factors, challenges
  • Subtheme IV): Entrepreneurial education for employment and economic growth
  • Subtheme V): Intercultural challenges of university and business partnerships
  • Subtheme VI): Sustainable/Responsible Business
  • Subtheme VII): Social welfare and productivity: Challenges for the entrepreneur

Registration Fees

Undergraduate Students:     Ksh 2,000

Graduate students:               Ksh  5,000

Paper presenters                   USD 250

Participants without Papers  Ksh 3,000


Authors are requested to submit absracts  through: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke

The  abstract should not exceed 300 words (single spaced) written in Times New Roman Font 12.

Please note the following deadlines

Abstract submission:                                       31st March 2017

Full paper or Poster Submission                      31st May 2017

Abstracts submitted will go through a review process and authors informed by 23rd April 2017, for purposes of preparations.

Final abstracts of all presenters will be includeed in the conference program, while final papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings volume after the conference.


The Africa Management Review is published quaterly by the Department of Business Administration, School of Business, University of Nairobi.

For more information, contact The Editor-in-Chief email: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke Tel +254 722306185, 720565317

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