Academy of International Business-Sub Saharan Africa Chapter Inaugural Conference
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AIB Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter is delighted to announce its inaugural conference, with the theme: “Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals."

8/13/2014 to 8/15/2014
When: August 13-15, 2014
Where: Riara University
Contact: Abel Kinoti
+ 254 703 038 420

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Once described as “the hopeless continent”, Africa is now widely regarded as “the next growth frontier”! Western multinationals from countries with strong colonial linkages with Africa, such as the UK, France and Portugal, now find themselves competing not only with multinationals from other developed economies, but also with emerging market multinationals from countries such as China and India. In this so-called “New Scramble for Africa”, Africa-based firms are not left behind, as many firms from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and other countries have initiated aggressive regional expansion strategies.

To advance our understanding of these recent developments, the AIB Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter is delighted to announce its inaugural conference, with the theme: “Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals”, from 13th -15 August, 2014. The conference welcomes conceptual and empirical papers, as well as teaching case studies and panels from scholars, doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students, business professionals and policy makers, which contribute to a greater understanding of the internationalization strategies and behavior of African firms, and how foreign-owned multinationals are (re)positioning themselves to win as competition in the product and talent markets within the region intensifies.

Registration Fees: 

  • AIB Members: US$130.00 (Kshs. 11,050) for early and $180 (Kshs. 15,300) for late registration. 
  • Non-members: US$150.00 (Kshs.12, 500) for early and US$200 (Kshs. 17,000) for late registration. 
  • Students: US$100 (Kshs. 8,500) / Accompanying Partners: US$100 (Kshs. 8,500) 

The registration fee includes conference materials, refreshments and lunches, but not accommodation or travel costs. 

For AIB membership visit: 

Conference fees may be paid to:
Riara University Account at Kenya Commercial Bank, Prestige Branch
Account number 1132688035
(Swift Code: KCBLKENX Branch Code: 01259 for international transactions) or send to Mpesa Paybill no. 805702. Email scanned copy as proof of payment. 

Key Dates

  • Paper /Abstract/Cases/Symposia Submission – May 24, 2014 
  • Notification of Accepted Papers and Papers – June 20, 2014 
  • Conference (Early) Registration Deadline – June 30, 2014 
  • The Inaugural Conference – August 13 – 15, 2014 
  • Submission of Selected Papers for Publication – December 31, 2014 

Networking and Experiential Learning Journey to Nairobi! 

Network and develop collaborative opportunities with international scholars, business executives and students at the welcome reception, gala dinner, and field visits to some of the leading multinationals based in Nairobi. 

Explore Magical Kenya! 

From the thriving modern city of Nairobi, to the beautiful white sand beaches of Mombasa’s South Coast, to the forests of Kakagema and Mount Kenya, to the Lake Victoria, Kenya, officially the world’s leading safari destination, is great for vacation with family and friends. We particularly recommend a tour of The Maasi Mara, the 8th New Wonder of the World! 

More details on tour packages and accommodation will be provided later. 

Further enquiries

Prof. Abel Kinoti – AIB SSA Chair 

School of Business, Raira University, Kenya I Email: 

Telephone: + 254 703 038 420 I + 254 703 038 421 

Dr. Ifedapo Adeleye – AIB SSA Conference Organizer 

Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria I Email: 

Conference Website: 

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