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Joint International Conference of CEDIMES Institute, Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and IPAGEF

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Joint International Conference of CEDIMES Institute, Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and IPAGEF

Joint International Conference of CEDIMES Institute, Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and IPAGEF

BACKGROUND AND THEMES

The main theme of the conference is:

Towards a global socio-economic transformation in Developing Countries

The global economy has significantly changed for the last few decades, driving many Developing Countries to engage an important socio-economic transformation for the purpose of alleviating poverty. In Africa, in particular, various socio-economic initiatives have been taken including revamping regional economic integrations, promoting entrepreneurship and SMEs creation, designing business incentive policies to attract foreign direct investments or promoting inclusive finance or diaspora socio-economic involvement. These initiatives that can also be seen in some poor countries in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have resulted in a promising growth. However, many Developing Countries are still struggling to start a convincing socio-economic transformation and are facing various challenges. In Africa where the continuous growth of the population has been perceived as a concern by many development experts, some of the most important challenges are: a mindset transformation, a stronger effort of capacity building in various areas and a courageous progress in regional economic integrations. The goal of this conference is to address these challenges and generate some ideas that may help African countries, but also other Developing Countries to commit to a sustainable socio-economic transformation that will ultimately alleviate poverty.

The submissions may focus on the topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Economic integration in Developing Countries
  • Capacity building in entrepreneurship and SMEs development in Developing Countries
  • Diaspora socio-economic involvement in Developing Countries
  • Foreign Direct Investments in Developing Countries
  • Financial inclusion and growth in development countries
  • Immigrants and diaspora entrepreneurship
  • Internationalization of SMEs of Developing Countries
  • SMEs governance in Developing Countries
  • Government policies and SMEs internationalization
  • Women entrepreneurs in Developing Countries
  • Social entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
  • Venture capital funds in Developing Countries
  • Institutional reforms in developing Countries
  • Financial and economic governance issues
  • Intercultural communication in business

IMPORTANT DATES AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission deadline June 15, 2019

Submission of abstracts, proposals for academic papers, professional workshops sessions and panel discussions, in French or English, should be sent to the following address:

E-mail: Cedimesusaconference@plattsburgh.edu

Thesubmission should be in Times New Roman 12pt in Microsoft Wordformat: the first page will include a title, names, status and contact details of author(s); the second page should include the abstract and 5 keywords, accordingto the following categories:
Joint International Conference of CEDIMES Institute, Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and IPAGEF

All submissions will be peer-reviewed, based on their relevance and quality. The Scientific Committee’s decision will be communicated to authors, two weeks after receipt of the proposal.

Deadline for early bird registration and payment: June 30, 2019

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Please visit the Website

Joint International Conference of CEDIMES Institute, Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and IPAGEF

BEST PAPERS AWARDS

Selected papers will be awarded as the best papers of the conference

PUBLICATION OUTLET
Accepted papers or abstracts will be published in the electronic conference proceedings.

Selectedpaperswill be considered for publication in the following journals that are indexed in well known databases:
Journal of African Business: Special Issue Transnational Corporations Review International Management
Or in an:
Edited Book.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES
English and French

INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

E-mail: Cedimesusaconference@plattsburgh.edu Or
Prof. Elie CHRYSOSTOME, E-mail : Elie.chrysostome@plattsburgh.edu
Prof. Issouf SOUMARE, E-mail : issouf.soumare@fsa.ulaval.ca
Prof. Charles MOUMOUNI, E-mail : Charles.Moumouni@com.ulaval.ca