School of Business and Management

Conference on African Business, Organisations and Society

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2 July 2018

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: GC601, The Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, E1 4NS

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Despite the position of the African economy in the global economic system, only very few Universities in the United Kingdom have deliberately recognised African economic development. Therefore this has driven the incentive of introducing a vibrant cluster for African Business, Organisations & Society to solely conduct investigations into the tapping of these potentials and the contribution of Africa to the World economy.   

This is the rationale behind the establishment of the cluster for African Business, Organisations & Society as one of the research centres at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London.

In order to inaugurate the cluster, there will be a conference on Monday 2 July, 2018 in which we welcome interested academics, professionals, business, civil society organisations, media practitioners and PhD students within and outside Queen Mary University of London to present papers, work in progress or part of their research output/dissertations on any African country or countries.

Conference Programme: Programme for Conference on African Business, Organisations & Society [PDF 410KB]


Prem Sikka

Emeritus Professor of Accounting and Global Accountability,

University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

Alex Cobham

Tax Justice Network

Barnaby Pace

Global Witness



Themes and Topics

All areas of African economic development such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Organisations and Management.


Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

Abstract of between 600-800 words or full papers can be sent to Dr Owolabi Bakre as follows:

Submission deadline for the abstract or full papers is 30 May, 2018.



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