AFRICA BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

October 4-7, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

 

Wednesday October 4, 2017

 

11:00-5:30 pm            Registration  / Inscriptions

Commons Theater Entrance Hallway

 

Tours of VCU School of Business and VCU School of Engineering
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Information on walking tours of Richmond + post-conference options
Provided by a local travel agent (visit Williamsburg, Washington, DC)

 

Poster session set-up

                                   James River Terrace

 

1:30-5:15 pm              Doing Business in Africa Roundtable

 

Audience: Roundtable open to entrepreneurs, researchers, and government agencies or nonprofits focused on business development.

 

Purpose: To align participants’ objectives with those of government stakeholders who are in a position to help them connect American businesses with African partners, support existing and new American investment in Africa, expand access for American businesses to finance their exports to Africa and reduce barriers to trade and investment in Africa. The U.S. Stake in Africa aligns well with the interests of conference participants as we advocate for and promote greater U.S.-Africa trade and investment.

 

1:30-3:30 pm              1. Roundtable table discussion (Facilitated by Patricia Cummins, VCU)

Commonwealth Ballroom in the Student Commons

 

Roundtable speakers: They will address their roles in facilitating business development.  Brief introductions will be followed up during the roundtable breakout sessions and during appointments made possible later in the conference.

Saliha Loucif and Fred Stewart, “Overview of U.S. Department of Commerce Initiatives to Promote International Trade”, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA). Joint presentation opens the roundtable with themes in line with ITA’s Initiatives on Doing Business in Africa.  (20 min.)

 

Joshua Kaplan, “How the U.S. Commercial Service in Virginia works to assist local small businesses.” Will give concrete examples of local entrepreneurs he helped recently.

Entrepreneur Duane Thompson of Sabrosa Foods will be introduced. (20 min.)

 

Lida Fitts, “Support for U.S. Companies and African Developers in African Infrastructure” Will cover both grants programs for developing infrastructure – as well as trade missions and workshops for introducing buyers and sellers.

(10 min.)

 

Ben Todd, “Role of the Export-Import Bank in Promotion of Trade between Africa & the U.S.” (15 min.)

 

Betty Anne Teter and Grace Festa to discuss the roles of the Richmond Economic Development Office and the Greater Richmond Partnership, and they will give examples of how they helped. (20 min.)

 

Brahima Koné, “U.S. State Department Initiatives to Promote Trade through U.S. embassies in Africa.”  (15 min.)

 

Paul Grossman, Virginia Economic Development Partnership. (15 min.)

 

3:30-3:45 pm              Coffee break

 

3:45-4:30 pm             2. Two breakout sessions

 

Commons – Richmond Salons 1 and 2

  • Session 2A – Breakout session for entrepreneurs — Develop best practices for getting started in international trade led by Patricia Cummins, VCU; Saliha Loucif, Fred Stewart, Josh Kaplan, Lida Fitts, varying roles of the International Trade Administration and USTDA, Ben Todd, Export-Import Bank, entrepreneur Duane Thompson, Sabrosa Foods, Kadiatou Bouadou Kouadio, INP-HB, Côte d’Ivoire, Brahima Koné Faso Foods

Commons – Richmond Salons 3 and 4

  • Session 2B – Breakout session for university researchers and international business centers — Develop best practices for helping local entrepreneurs make contacts and develop business plans led by Van Wood, VCU; Issouf Soumaré & Charles Moumouni, Laval U., Pierre Yourougou, Syracuse U. & INPHB Côte d’Ivoire, Waswa Balunywa, MUBS Uganda, Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London, UK, Robin Edward Poulton, Epes Mandala Consulting (serves as interpreter as needed), Paul Grossman, VEDP,   Ahmed Diomande, Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Commerce, Jean Akingeneye, Temple University, USA, Mohamed Sako INP-HB Côte d’Ivoire.

 

4:30-5:15 pm              Return to large group to summarize best practices and to plan follow-up

Commonwealth Ballroom in the Student Commons

 

5:30-7:00 pm             3. Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and networking

                                   VCU Welcome – President Michael Rao

City of Richmond Welcome — Mayor Levar M. Stoney

Recognition of invited dignitaries

 

Richmond Salons

 

7:15- 9:00 pm             4. Poster session Projects of the VCU Medicines for All Institute /

Projets de l’Institut Médicaments pour Tous de VCU

                                  

Hosted by Perrer Tosso and Amna Nawaz, VCU

 

Summary of projects provided in English and French

Résumé des projets fourni en anglais et en français

 

                                   James River Terrace in the Student Commons 2nd floor

 

Project 1 / Projet 1Perrer Tosso  A Streamlined  Synthesis of Anti-bacterial Ciprofloxacin

 

Project 2 / Projet 2Hari R Mangunuru  High-yielding Semi-continuous

Flow Synthesis of Antimalarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine

 

Project 3 / Projet 3 —  Somi Amir  The Application of a Continuous Grignard Reaction in the Preparation of Fluconazole

 

Project 4 / Projet 4 Caleb Kong Increasing global access to the high-volume HIV drug nevirapine through process intensification

                                  

 

Thursday October 5, 2017

 

7:45 am-4:45pam        Registration (coffee, juice and muffins until 8:45 am)

Student Commons Theater

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm      Poster sessions continue on exhibit / Voir les posters

                                   James River Terrace in the Student Commons, 2nd floor

 

9:00 – 9:30 am            5. Opening Remarks

Student Commons Theater

 

  • Issouf Soumaré, Vice-President Program ABERS and Conference Co-Chair, Laval University (Canada) – Introduced by Van Wood
  • Pierre Yourougou, Executive Director ABERS, Syracuse University (USA) and Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire) – Introduced by Patricia Cummins
  • Waswa Balunywa, President of ABERS Board and Principal of Makerere University Business School, Uganda – Introduced by Pierre Yourougou
  • Patricia W. Cummins, Vice President ABERS and Conference Co-Chair, VCU, Member and Past Chair, Richmond Sister Cities Commission — brief welcome
  • Van R. Wood, ABERS Executive Board Member and Conference Co-Chair, Director of the VCU Center for International Business Advancement, Philip Morris Endowed Chair in International Business, Professor of Marketing – brief welcome
  • Kevin Allison – Vice President for Div. of Inclusive Excellence
  • Roz Hobson Hargrave – Assoc. Vice President for Div. of Inclusive Excellence
  • Recognition of Tanyelle Richardson, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Department of Education – International Studies Division – recognized for Syracuse U. founding of ABERS, for VCU business programs in North Africa, for VCU language and international studies programs in West Africa — Pierre Yourougou, Van Wood, Patricia Cummins

 

9:30 – 10:00    6. Plenary session 

Theater in the Student Commons

 

Tanyelle Richardson (U.S. Department of Education)

“IFLE Grant Programs Promoting Language and International Business in Africa”

 

10:00 – 10:30  Coffee break

 

10:30 – 11:45 am        7. Concurrent Plenary sessions

 

7A. Plenary session – Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable development

Theater in the Student Commons

 

Moderator and Translator: Robin Edward Poulton, Managing Partner, Epes Mandela Consulting, VCU French West Africa Project affiliate faculty, and Vice President, Virginia Friends of Mali

 

  • Larry Morgan, President of Nations Roof, and Peter Maurer, EnerGen, Nano-grids and Micro-grids: Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa” (30 min)
  • Nadia Salma Assad, Girls and Technology Specialist, Population Council in Sierra Leone, Building Adolescent Girls’ Entrepreneurship Skills to Deliver Protective and Productive Materials and Technologies” (20 min)
  • Madani Sissoko (Project Director) Richmond House in Ségou, Mali and other humanitarian initiatives through the Richmond-Ségou Sister Cities Partnership / Maison Richmond à Ségou (MALI) et d’autres initiatives humanitaires réalisés à travers le jumelage Richmond-Ségou (In French) (20 min)

 

  • Plenary session – Doing business and entrepreneurship skill development

Richmond Salons

 

Moderator: Prof. Waswa Balunywa, Principal of Makerere University Business School, Uganda

  • Simon Gicharu, Chairman and Founder, Mt. Kenya University, Kenya, “Challenges of Doing Business in the East African Region”
  • Abdulai Salifu Asuro, Vice Chancellor of Tamale Technical University in Ghana, “Entrepreneurship Education in Technical Universities and Polytechnics”
  • Olubnumi Owoso, Secretary General of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa, “The Need for Technical Skills in Africa’s Development”

 

12:00-1:15 pm            Luncheon Cabell Library 3rd floor lecture hall

 

  • Speaker: Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa 

Introduction by Pierre Yourougou

 

1:30-3:00 pm             8. Concurrent sessions – 1

 

  • Session 8-1A: Entrepreneurship Education 1 Commons – Richmond Salon 1

 

Moderator: Ahmed Diomande, Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Commerce

  • Triggers that Energize Potential Entrepreneurs: What we know about university students in southern Ethiopia?, Tagesse Abo, Senbetie Toma, Mary Thuo, Tegegn Hailu, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
  • Investigating IB Research on Africa: Why African Scholars Are Still Searching For An Academic Voice On The Narratives, Abdoulkadre Ado, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada, Roseline Wanjiru, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

 

  • Session 8-1B: Business Financing and Financial Inclusion 1 Richmond Salon 2

 

Moderator: Jean Akingeneye, Temple University, USA

 

  • SME Financing Constraints In Africa: Asset-Backed Lending vs Cash Flow Lending, Joseph Eshun, East Stroudsburg University, USA, Ben Amoako-Adu, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Financing of Social Business Enterprises in Africa: Towards an innovative and potentially effective approach, Baba Dodo, Atehwah E. Che, University of Applied Sciences of Bonn Rhein-Sieg, Bonn, Germany
  • The Impact of Finance on Productivity of Smallholder Agricultural Farmers in Ghana, Ralph Essem Nordjo, Charles Adjasi, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
  • Attitudes of Small Business Owners towards Payment of Income Tax in Uganda, Waliya Gwokyalya, Makerere University Business School, Uganda

 

  • Session 8-1C: Financial Inclusion and Growth 1 Commons– Richmond Salon 3

 

Moderator: Prof. Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London, UK

 

  • Mobile Finance, Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth: An Empirical Analysis, Christopher J. Green, Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, Fei Jiang, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Housing Finance and Inclusive Growth in Africa – Benchmarking, Determinants and Effects, Christian-Lambert Nguena, The University of Dschang, Cameroon, Fulbert Tchana Tchana, Albert G. Zeufack, The World Bank, USA
  • The Interbank Market and Monetary Policy: Evidence Based on Kenya, Ye Bai, Nottingham University Business School, UK, Christopher J. Green, Loughborough University, UK, Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London, UK, Kethi Ngoka, Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya
  • Fragility of African Banks: The Role of Foreign Ownership, Macroeconomic and Institutional Factors, Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom, Abbi Kedir, Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, Bernadette Kamgnia, University of Yaounde II, Cameroon

 

  • Session 8-1D: Entrepreneurship, institutions and culture Commons – Richmond Salon 4

 

Moderator: Hans Martens – Senior Adviser on European Public Policy – Former Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre

 

  • The Interaction of History and Institutions on Entrepreneurial Actions: Implications for New Firms Survival and Growth Processes in Rwanda, Samuel Kamugisha, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
  • The impact of ethno cultural on the characteristics of the development of entrepreneurial activity: An appreciation in the context of plural ethnic, Maurice Fouda, Nina Pélagie Pene Zongabiro

 

  • Session 8-1E: Rural, Agriculture and Youth Entrepreneurship Commons — Forum Room

 

Moderator: Evelyn Odonkor, American University, Paris, France

 

  • Rural Entrepreneurship and Value Creation in Tanzania: A Business Model Perspective, Jasinta Msamula, Hawa Petro, Nicholaus Tutuba, Mzumbe University, Tanzania
  • Entrepreneurship challenge in Rural Communities of Tanzania and Power of Technological Adaptation to Improve People’s Life Condition, Dorcas Gerson, Moshi Cooperative University, Arusha,Tanzania
  • Notion Robotics Brings In Disruptive Technology In Agriculture and Supply Chain In African Continent, Sandya Rao, Sreemon Chowdhury, Notion Robotics Lab, New Delhi, India

 

  • Session 8-1F: Secteur informel et développement d’entreprises Snead Hall, Room B2165

 

Modérateur : Yah Traoré, Directeur du Budget, Région de Sikasso, Mali

 

  • Dynamique de l’entrepreneuriat dans le secteur informel sénégalais : Caractéristiques et particularités, Serge Francis Simen, Boubabacar Niassy, Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar-UCAD/ Laboratoire de recherche en GRH-Organisation, Dakar, Senegal
  • Choix du degré de formalisation des entreprises au Cameroun : Décider avec les parties prenantes, André Abate, Université de Douala, Cameroun, Maurice Fouda Ongodo, Josée St-Pierre, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada
  • Réformes de l’environnement des affaires et dynamique du secteur informel: Expériences et évidences empiriques sur le Burkina Faso, Idrissa Kaboré, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Burkina, Burkina Faso
  • Does Deposit Insurance Promote Financial Inclusion? Evidence from ECCAS countries, Niamien Eric Ekpinda, Finagnon Antoine Dedewanou, Université Laval, Canada

 

Session 8-1G: Financement de l’entreprise et inclusion financière 1 Snead Hall, Room B3201

 

Modérateur : Salwa Sheibany, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

 

  • Finance Islamique : Modèle Alternatif pour le financement des PME en Afrique?, Mohamed Adraoui, Khalid Rouggani, Nabil Bouayad Amine, Habachi Younes, University Hassan 1, Maroc

 

3:00-3:30 pm      Coffee and networking and exhibit area

 

3:30-5:30 pm    9- VCU School of Business 23rd Annual International Business Forum – Africa – The Big Emerging Continent: Opportunities and Challenges – Commonwealth Ballroom 

 

Hosted and Chaired by Prof. Van Wood, VCU Center for Business Advancement, USA

 

  • Albert G. Zeufack – World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank, USA
  • David H. Shinn – former Ambassador – Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and U.S. State Department Director for East African Affairs
  • Francois Baird – Chairman, Baird’s CMC (International Consultancy with projects in over 30 African countries)
  • Hans Martens – Senior Adviser on European Public Policy – Former Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre

 

5:30-7:00        10-Reception for International Business Forum Atrium, VCU School of Business

 

7:00- 9:00 pm    Dinner on your own

 

 

Friday October 6, 2017

 

8:00-8:30 am              11Registration and light snack Theater Entrance Student Commons

 

8:30-10:00 am            12Concurrent sessions 2

 

  • Session 12-2A: Entrepreneuriat féminin Snead Hall Room B2166

 

Modérateur : Charles Moumouni, Université Laval, Canada

 

  • La diversité de l’entrepreneuriat féminin au monde et la situation des entrepreneuses au Liban, Lena Saleh, CEREFIGE/ Université de Lorraine, France
  • l’Entrepreneuriat féminin: freins et Luttes des marocaines, Sanae Solhi, Mohamed Saber Hassainate, Université Mohammed V-Rabat, Maroc
  • Entrepreneuriat féminin au Maroc : Survie ou plaisir d’entreprendre?, Imane El Yamlahi, Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Khouribga, Maroc

 

  • Session 12-2B: Entrepreneurship education 2 Commons – Richmond Salon 1

 

Moderator: Lalla Latifa Alaoui, Université Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc

 

  • Marketing Higher Education In Developing Countries: The Case Of Ghana, Evelyn Odonkor, The American University of Paris, France
  • Inter and Intra-Systemic Entrepreneurship: Role of Higher Education Institutions, Emmanuel James Chao, Mzumbe University, Tanzania
  • The Interactions between Formal Education and Entrepreneurship Culture, the Case of Small Business Enterprises in Malawi, Peter Mbiko Jere, Technical, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Education Authority (TEVETA), Malawi
  • Factors That Impede Entrepreneurial Skills Transfer among Tevet Graduates – The case of Malawi, Bertha Nyirenda, The TEVET Authority of Malawi, Malawi

 

  • Session 12-2C: Doing Business and Investment Promotion Commons — Richmond Salon 2

 

Moderator: Prof. Simon Gicharu, Chairman and Founder, Mt. Kenya University, Kenya

 

  • Fear of the Unknown or Reality? A Hindrance to African Re-migration of the Diaspora to native countries, Tawanda Jonathan Mushawedu, Consultant, Zimbabwe

 

  • Session 12-2D: Macroeconomic and business environment 1 Commons – Richmond Salon 3

 

Moderator: Mohamed Sako, Dean of Continuing Education, Institut National Polytechnique-Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

 

  • The Role of Property Rights in the Relationship between Capital Flows and Economic Growth in SSA: Do Natural Resources Endowment and Country Income Level Matter?, Sionfou Seydou Coulibaly, Lewis Landry Gakpa, Université Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire, Issouf Soumaré, Laval University, Canada
  • Investigating the Extent to Which Accountability Strategies Influences Social Economic Stability and Political Cohesion, Phelista Wangui Njeru, Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  • The Effects of Exchange Rate Variability on Trade Flows in Nigeria: A Cointegration Analysis, Sebastian Uremadu, Okwuchukwu Odili, Florence Ariwa, Michael Okpara, University of Agriculture, Nigeria

 

  • Session 12- 2E: Social entrepreneurship and business development Commons – Richmond Salon 4

 

Moderator: Dr. Fulbert Tchana Tchana, The World Bank, USA

 

  • Social Innovation as a Driver of Large Scale Social Impact:  The Case of an NGO in Morocco, Majid Kaissar El Ghaib, Social Innovation & Sustainability Institute, ESCA Ecole de Management, Morocco, Fadwa Chaker, Toulouse Business School, France
  • MFI Financial Sustainability on The Realization of Economic Pillar of Vision 2030: A Case of Kakamega County, Oscar Sangoro, Mount Kenya University, Kenya, George Gongera, Cooperative University, Kenya, Onsiro Ronald, Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  • Social Entrepreneurship and sustainable development : a case study from North Africa, Nermine Atteya, State University of New York, Oswego, USA

 

  • Session 12-2F: Éducation entrepreneuriale et incubation 1 Snead Hall, B 2177

 

Moderator: Mamadou Gaye, CESAG, Sénégal

 

  • Leadership et Entrepreneurship: la recherche et l’enseignement du management par les cas d’entreprise en Afrique Francophone, Mamadou Gaye, CESAG, Sénégal
  • Agglomérations d’entreprises et développement des territoires : cas du quartier industriel et commercial de Rebeuss à Dakar, Mamadou Silla, FASEG/UCAD, Laboratoire CRED, ESP, DAKAR, Sénégal

 

  • Session 12- 2G: Financement de l’entreprise et inclusion financière 2 Snead Hall, B3186

 

Modérateur: Prof. Abdoulaye Seck, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Sénégal

 

  • Le financement de l’investissement socialement responsable : quel est le rôle attribué au financement capital risque ?, Maria El Ghezaoui, Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • Les entrepreneurs innovants et le financement par le crowdfunding en Côte d’Ivoire, Marie-Andrée Kadjo, University Felix Houphouët Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire
  • L’impact de la libéralisation financière sur l’efficience bancaire en Algérie, Lakdar Adouka, Université de Mascara, Algérie

 

  • Session 12-2H Ford Design Thinking Workshop Snead Hall, B2175

 

Moderator : Christopher Patten

  • Programs to help people become more innovative, creative and resourceful in how they think and learn. Design Thinking, a creative problem-solving approach that enables people to build skills for innovating, including the ability to think creatively, work collaboratively with others, and implement innovations.

 

10:00-10:30 am          Coffee and networking and meeting space in exhibit area

 

10:30-12:00 am          13. Concurrent sessions 3

 

  • Session 13-3A: Women andYouth Entrepreneurship and Business Financing Commons Richmond Salon 1

 

Moderator: Prof. Ben Amoako-Adu, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

 

  • How Does Trade Openness Affect Women’s Job Opportunities and Earnings in Cameroon?, Simone Nadège Assah Kuete, Belmondo Tanankem Voufo, Ministry of Trade, and University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • Evidence-based Policy Options for promoting Youth and Female Entrepreneurship: the Special Role of Credit / rRsk, Abdoulaye Seck, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
  • Notion Disruptive Innovation through Women’s Entrepreneurship for Africa’s Rural Economic Development, Sandya Rao, Sreemon Chowdhury, Notion Robotics Lab, New Delhi, India
  • Performance Management: A Tool for Optimizing the Mission of Micro Finance Banks in Niger State, Nigeria, Leonard Ndibe, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, M. Adeyeye, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, Anthony. C. Igbokwe, Nasarawa State University, Nigeria, Umar Yerima, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

 

  • Session 13-3B: Macroeconomic and Business Environment 2 Commons Richmond Salon 3

 

Moderator: Prof. Charles Adjasi, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

 

  • A Cost Benefit Analysis of Alternatives Energy Supply and Economic Growth in Nigeria, Emily Ikhide, Charles Adjasi, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
  • Economic Growth, Agricultural Output and Trade Openness in Nigeria: An Application of the ARDL Bound Testing Approach, Lawal Adedoyin Isola, Nwanji Tony Ikechukwu, Adama Ibrahim, Babajide Abiola Ayopo, Landmark University, Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Impact Assessment of Exchange Rate Volatility on Economic Growth of Rwanda, Aristide Karangwa, Laval University, Canada, Brigitte Gaju Murekezi, Kigali Independent University, Rwanda, Alexis Abodohoui, Laval University, Canada
  • National-local Level Policy Nexus in the Promotion of Local Engagement in the Development Process and Enterprise, Faisal Issa, Lucy Masoi, Mzumbe University, Tanzania

 

  • Session 13-3C: MSME Management and Development 1 Commons Richmond Salon 4

 

Moderator: George Mulamula, CEO of Dar Teknohama Business Incubator, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

  • The Emergency and Time Management in Moroccan SME’s, Kamar Abaaoukide, University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Intrapreneurship Dynamic inside SME’s: Insights from Moroccan SMEs of the IT Sector, Hanaa Benchrifa, Amina Asli, Jaouad Zerrad, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
  • The Implementation of CRM in Lebanese SMEs, Lena Saleh, Lebanese University, Lebanon, Laura Saheli, CEREFIGE/ Université de Lorraine, France
  • How Can Financial Inclusion Influence Small and Medium Enterprises’ Growth and Development in Côte d’Ivoire?, Olivier Koudou, University Félix Houphouët- Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

 

  • Session 13-3D: Entrepreneurship and Diaspora Investment Commons – Richmond Salon 2

 

Moderator: Prof. Elie Chrysostome, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, New York, USA

 

  • Remittances and Entrepreneurial Growth in Africa: The Interaction Effect of Trust in Uganda, George Okello Candiya Bongomin John Munene, Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, Makerere University Business School, Uganda, Pierre Yourougou, Syracuse University (USA) and INPHB (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Social and Economic Impact of Illegal Immigration: Facts, Myths and What We Should Know, Donatus I. Amaram, Yvette Essounga Njan, Young Dimkpah, Virginia State University, USA
  • Diaspora and International Business in the Homeland: from Impact of Remittances to Determinants of Entrepreneurship and Research Agenda, Elie Chrysostome, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, New York, USA, Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda, University of Regina, Canada

 

  • Session 13-3E: Entreprenariat et climat des affaires Snead Hall B2165

 

Moderator: Dr. Rachida Aallali, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Maroc

 

  • Le taux de disparition des entités économiques de la Wilaya d’Oran de 2005 à 2015 : quel impact sur le tissu économique ?, Belouti Nabil, Université Oran 2, Algérie
  • Evaluation du climat entrepreneurial : Cas de la région Casablanca/Maroc, Drissi Hicham, Rachida Aallali, Mbarka El Ghazali, Universite Hassan II de Casablanca, Maroc
  • La contribution des IDE à l’industrialisation de l’Afrique : la qualité des institutions importe-t-elle?, Bruno Emmanuel Ongo Nkoa, University of BUEA, Cameroun
  • Pratiques d’affaires et performance des PME manufacturières camerounaises, Luc Foleu, Josée St-Pierre, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

 

  • Session 13-3F Ford Design Thinking Workshop Snead Hall B2175

 

Moderator: Christopher Patten

  • Programs to help people become more innovative, creative and resourceful in how they think and learn. Design Thinking, a creative problem-solving approach that enables people to build skills for innovating, including the ability to think creatively, work collaboratively with others, and implement innovations.

 

  • Session 13-3G Water Scarcity in Southern Africa Snead Hall, B1134

Moderator: David Berdish & Rheeni Khan

 

  • Analyze the current environment of Southern Africa (Lesotho, South Africa, Mozambique, Bostswana, and Zimbabwe) and the current water crisis; to understand public health aspects associated with unclean water and lack thereof; and explore the requirements of community engagement and responsibility that foreign companies/organizations going into Africa need to plan for. There will also be a description of the Ford Project Better World Social Innovation Action Partnership (SIAP) program uses Ford vehicles to address a range of mobility and community challengesin Africa, such as providing goods and services, and enabling greater access to health care and cleanwater.

 

12:00-1:30 pm      14- Luncheon Cabell Library 3rd floor lecture hall

 

Speaker: Michelle Poulton —  Former President of Save the Children in West Africa and Former VP of ChildFund International – Projects Promoting Entrepreneurs in Africa (Introduction by Issouf Soumaré, Laval University)

 

1:30-3:00 pm  15- Medicines for All plenary session

 

Moderator Patricia Cummins, VCU Student Commons Theater

 

The panel will address the needs of Africa for low-cost drugs and the Gates Foundation initiative Medicines for All.  VCU has created a Medicines for All Institute, and Côte d’Ivoire is expected to be the first country to benefit. It involves a partnership of researchers with government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry both internationally and in-country.

  • “Industrie pharmaceutique en Côte d’Ivoire: Etat des lieux et perspectives de développement”. – Professor Mahama Ouattara, Université Houphouët-Boigny, et Ministère de la Santé, Côte d’Ivoire [In French – interpreted by Patricia Cummins]
  • Creation of the VCU Medicines for All Institute & Gates Foundation Support for Low-cost Drugs in AfricaFrank Gupton, VCU Medicines for All Institute
  • Pharmaceutical Companies Assuring Industry Standards for Manufacture of Drugs in Africa Manfred Psiorz, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceutical

 

3:00-3:30 pm      Coffee and networking and meeting space in James River Terrace

 

3:30-5:00 pm  16-Concurrent sessions 4

 

  • Session 16-4A: Entrepreneurship in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sectors Commons – Richmond Salon 1

 

Moderator: Prof. Donatus I. Amaram, Virginia State University, USA

 

  • Board Leadership Structure of Hospitals in Ghana, Patience Abor, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Notion Neuro~ Scientific Health Analytics And Validation By Network Triggered Artificial Intelligence, Sandya Rao, Sreemon Chowdhury, Notion Robotics Lab,  New Delhi, India

 

  • Session 16-4B: MSME Management and Development 2 Commons – Richmond Salon 2

 

Moderator: Ghafs Zakaria, Moroccan Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco

 

  • Performance Measurement Practices in Moroccan Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: An Exploratory Study, Rahim Zineb, Lotfi Mohamed, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
  • Determinants of MSMEs Growth in Post-war Communities: Testing the Interaction Effect of Government Policy, George Okello Candiya Bongomin, John Munene, Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, Pierre Yourougou, Institut National Polytechnique – Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire and Syracuse University, USA
  • The Moderating Influence of Firm Characteristics on the Relationship between Dynamic Capabilities and Performance of Travel Firms in Kenya, Atlanta Kufwafwa, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

 

  • Session 16-4C: MSME Management and Development 3 Commons – Richmond Salon 3

 

Moderator: Dr. Olufemi A. Lawal, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria

 

  • Organizational Integration and Well-being of Post-Acquisition Employees: Moderating Roles of Leadership and Co-worker Support, Olufemi A. Lawal, DLagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria, Foluso Ayodeji, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Support and Assistance of SME’s in the digital revolution – Case Study of “Morocco SME”, Nada Soudi, ISCAE, Morocco
  • Essential Nature of Growing Businesses in Northern Tanzania: Has Entrepreneurial Leadership Developed and Grown Ideas into Value Producing, George Madoda, Mungure, Arusha, Tanzania

 

  • Session 16-4D: FDI and Chinese Investments in Africa Commons – Richmond Salon 4

 

Moderator: Vance Baugham, American Institute for International Development, USA

  • Developing a Foreign Direct Investment Strategy, Vance Baugham, American Institute for International Development, USA

 

  • Session 16-4E: Agricultural, Women’s and Rural entrepreneurship MCALC Room 1100

 

Moderator: Prof. Elliott D. Minor III, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

 

  • Assessing Stakeholder Involvement in the Cocoa Industry: A Multi-Country Comparison, Elliott D. Minor III, Lyndon S. McClure, Sarthak Jain, Kumar Ritesh, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Social Capital and the Willingness to Become Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Christian Kamala Kaghoma, Eugène Mumbere Lubula, Rosette Baluku Sikakale, Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Changing Lives of Women through Social Enterprises, Veronica Mukyala, Diana Nandagire Ntamu, Shakilah Nagujja and Prof. Waswa Balunywa, Makerere University Business School, Uganda

 

  • Session 16-4F: Foundations and Social Entrepreneurship MCALC Room 1102

 

Moderator:  Michelle Poulton, Epes Mandala Consulting, USA

 

  • David Berdish – Ford Motor Company Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Manfred Psiorz “Making More Health Initiative” of Boehringer Pharmaceuticals

 

  • Session 16-4G: Éducation entrepreneuriale et incubation 2 MCALC Room 1104

 

Modérateur : Danséni Koné, Université de Ségou

 

  • Quelques facteurs expliquant les dynamiques et formes de l’exclusion des jeunes au Sahel, Hamadoun Dicko, Secteur Education – Formation Professionnelle, Agence Française de Développement, Mali
  • Perception de désirabilité et de faisabilité entrepreneuriales des étudiants en sciences de gestion à Kinshasa (République Démocratique du Congo) : Pistes pour les innovations pédagogiques, Bakengela Shamba, Université Protestante au Congo, Kinshasa/ RDC

 

6:00-9:30        17- Evening cultural event hosted by Virginia Friends of Mali (affiliated with Richmond Sister Cities Commission)  Buffet-style African dinner with community welcome

Cabell Library 3rd floor lecture hall

 

Musicians Papa Susso, playing the West African kora, and Balla Kouyaté, playing the balafon, will address both conference goers and a student and community audience invited to the event.  The role of the griot (storyteller) and the importance of the West African epic Sundjata Keita told by the griots in West African culture will also be addressed.  West African music selections and dancing by the audience will continue until 9:30 p.m. [Partially in French, including words from the ambassadors from Côte d’Ivoire and Mali]

 

  • Conference Co-Chair Patricia Cummins, VCU will recognize

-Africa Business Conference organizers and officers,

-U.S. and African government officials in the audience,

-other dignitaries in attendance

  • Introduction of Ambassador H.E. Issa Konfourou, permanent Malian representative to the United Nations and Chargé d’Affaires at the Malian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Robin Poulton, VCU French West Africa Project and Virginia Friends of Mali)
  • Brief recognition of the ties between Richmond and Ségou and the long-term collaboration promoting peace, prosperity, and cultural understanding (Ambassador Konfourou)
  • Introduction of dignitaries from Richmond’s sister city in Ségou, Mali (Ana Edwards, President of Virginia Friends of Mali and Member of the Richmond Sister Cities Commission)
  • Chair of the Richmond Sister Cities Commission Marcus Squires will introduce Commission Members in the audience

 

Saturday October 7, 2017

 

8:00-8:30 am              Registration and continental breakfast

 

8:30-10:00 am            18- Concurrent sessions 5

 

  • Session 18-5A: MSME Management and Development 4 Snead Hall Room B2165

 

Moderator: Prof. Bernadette Kamgnia, University of Yaounde II, Cameroon

 

  • Understanding Total Quality Management, Market Orientation and Performance in the Moroccan Hospitality Sector, Ikram Bel Haddioui, Rachid Jahidi, ENCG Settat, Morocco
  • Objective Opinion Polling to Curb Election Violence in Kenya, Erastus Thoronjo, Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  • Family Ownership and SMEs Continuity in a Developing Country, Pierre Sindambiwe, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

 

  • Session 18- 5B: Macroeconomic and Business Environment 3 Snead Hall Room B1114

 

Moderator: Prof. Yvan Nezerwe, University of Phoenix, USA

 

  • Quicksands in a Global Economy, Boualem Boualem, USA
  • The Vectorial Theory of Money: The Missing Side of the Pentagon to Make Africa the World Major Economy, François Ndengwe, African Advisory Board, France
  • Implication of Economic Policy on Wealth and Job Creation In Nigeria, Olayemi Dickson, I. O. Oyefuga, S.O. Amiolemen, M.A. Adewunmi, Koleayo Omoyajowo, National Centre for Technology Management, Victoria Island Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

 

  • Session 18-5C: Entrepreneurship, Employment and Performance Snead Hall Room B1121

 

Moderator: Dr. Olubnumi Owoso, Secretary General of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa

  • Empirical Research on the Factors to Promote Employment Creation, Amehon Essivi, Zhao Xiaokang, Donghua University, China-Shanghai
  • Emotional Intelligence: a Tool to Increase the Performance of the Entrepreneur in Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Kongo, Centre Congolais Allemand de Microfinance, Université Protestante au Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Corporate Governance and Performance: Moroccan Experience, Said Toumi, National School of Business and Management, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

 

  • Session 18-5D: Entrepreneuriat, politiques publiques et croissance inclusive Snead Hall Room B1134

 

Modérateur : Cinzia T Corubolo, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

 

  • Entrepreneuriat et dynamique de prospérité des territoires au Gabon : Cas de la localité de Ntoum, Lydie Mavioga, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France
  • L’échec entrepreneurial partiel des micro-entreprises émergentes : cas des pharmacies d’officine au Maroc, Noufel Ghiffi, Mohamed Mounir, Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • De l’enthousiasme au désenchantement : analyse d’une expérience malienne de Partenariat Public Privé, Mamadou Diarafa Diallo

 

  • Session 18-5E: Entrepreneuriat, innovation et performance Snead Hall Room B2121

 

Modérateur : Souleymane Kouyaté, Université de Ségou, Mali

 

  • Le processus d’accompagnement entrepreneurial : Quels déterminants de performance ?, Salma Benaziz, Salah Koubaa, Université Hassan II Casablanca, Maroc
  • Les déterminants de la défaillance des entreprises au Maroc : analyse économétrique, Aomar Ibourk, Abdelkrim Aazzab, Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Maroc

 

  • Session 18-5F: Entrepreneurship and Business Development Snead Hall Room B3186

 

Moderator: Prof. Abdulai Salifu Asuro, Vice Chancellor of Tamale Technical University in Ghana

 

  • Evaluation of Informal Skills Training Programme, Regis Namuddu, Edith Basalirwa, Janida Nakaziba, Waswa Balunywa, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  • Lessons from the Heifer Project in Iganga District, Waswa Balunywa, Diana Ntamu, Isa Nsereko, Veronica Mukyala, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  • Entrepreneurship Training, Social Networks and Performance of Small-sized Businesses, Agnes Nassuna Kasirye, Waswa Balunywa, Diana Ntamu, Isa Nsereko, Janida Nakaziba, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  • Tardiness, Absenteesim and Low Morale among Public University Employees, Irene Benham Namutebi, Makerere University Business School, Uganda

 

  • Financial Literacy: Moderator between Access to Finance and Growth of SMEs in Africa, George Okello Candiya Bongomin, John C. Munene, Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda, Pierre Yourougou, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, USA

 

10:00-10:30 am          Coffee and networking and meeting space in exhibit area

 

10:30 am -12:00 pm   19Concurrent sessions 6

 

  • Session 19-6A: Entrepreneurship and Business Risk Management Snead Hall Room B2165

 

Moderator: Dr. Abbi Kedir, Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

 

  • Predicting Default Risk of SMEs in Developing Economies: Evidence from Morocco, Selma Haj Khlifa, ISCAE Group, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Obstacle to Entrepreneurship and Bankruptcy of Projects: the Case of Tunisia, Salah Ben Hamed, Nihel Louati, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Entrepreneurship Risk Management: Case of « Industrial Parks Financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation », Drissi Hicham, Fahd Chraibi, Universite Hassan II of Casablanca, Morocco, Ayoub Gacim, The Faculty of Science and Technology of Casablanca, Morocco
  • The Impact of Credit Rating on the Company’s External Growth Strategies, Najib Somoue, Nabil Bouayad Amine, Khalid Rouggani, LEG Laboratoire d’Économie et de Gestion, Université Hassan 1er, Morocco

 

  • Session 19- 6B: Youth Entrepreneurship Snead Hall Room B1114

 

Moderator: Dr. Joy Kiiru, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

  • Internal Migration and Youth Entrepreneurship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Christian Kamala Kaghoma, Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kikandi Kiuma, Université Libre des Pays des Grands-Lacs (ULPGL), DRC, Abdelkrim Araar, PEP and CIRPÉE, Université Laval, Canada
  • Entrepreneurship Development As A Panacea To Youth Unemployment In Nigeria, Rita Aboloma, Jimoh Abdul-Ganiyu, The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Challenges and Prospects of Entrepreneurship Development and Job Creation for Youth Unemployed: Evidence from Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city Administrations, Ethiopia, Abel Tewolde Mehari, Arsi University, Christian Feleke Belay, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
  • Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Murang’a County, Kenya, Diana Kimani, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

  • Session 19-6C: MSME management and development 5 Snead Hall Room B2210

 

Moderator: Diana Ntamu, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda

 

  • Intrapreneurial Behaviour in Building High Performing Tertiary Institutions: The Role of Knowledge-Opinion Dissimilarities Importance, Generative Influence, and Novelty Ecosystems, Moses Kibirango, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda
  • Exploring the Relationship between Ethical Leadership and Ethical Climate in the Entrepreneurial Context, Lalla Amina Alaoui, Farid Chaouki, Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • Which Firms Pay Bribes in Developing Countries and Why?, Abdoulaye Seck, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
  • The Continuity Planning Process of Family Firms in Developing Countries, Pierre Sindambiwe, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

 

  • Session 19-6D: Entrepreneurship, innovation and fiscal policies Snead Hall Room B1134

 

Moderator: Christopher Brooks, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

 

  • Fiscal Incentives for Investment and Innovation in Africa, Nadia Serghini Mounim, Hassan I University, Settat, Morocco
  • Notion Disruptive Technology in the Fields of Innovation to Ascent the South Africa’s Economy and Social Development, Sandya Rao, Sreemon Chowdhury, Notion Robotics Lab,  New Delhi, India
  • How Does Authenticity Affect Entrepreneurs in Africa, Princess Halliday, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Technological Entrepreneurship For Sustainable Development In Nigeria, Olayemi Dickson, Sunday Amiolemen, I. O. Oyefuga, Samuel O. Etatuvie, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria

 

  • Session 19-6E: Gestion et développement des Micro Petites et Moyennes Entreprises 2 Snead Hall Room B2121

 

Modérateur: Dr. Ibrahima Samba Dankoco, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal

 

  • Proposition d’un modèle de diffusion de l’orientation marché basé sur la dynamique relationnelle des TPE affiliées à des OP, Assane Diagne, Ibrahima Samba Dankoco, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

 

  • Session 19-6F: Gestion et développement d’entreprise Snead Hall Room B1121

 

Modérateur : Kadiatou Bouadou Kouadio, Institut National Houphouët-Boigny

 

  • L’insertion socioprofessionnelle des migrants de retour au Mali : une analyse économétrique des déterminants, Kalifa Ahmadou Touré, Issoufou Soumaïla Mouleye, Ousmane Mariko, Laboratoire en Économie Appliquée au Développement, Bamako, Mali
  • Financement de l’innovation sociale au Maroc : Diagnostic et perspectives pour la mise en place d’un financement à fort impact, Majid Kaissar El Ghaib, ESCA Ecole de Management, Casablanca, Maroc, Ikhlasse El Aissami, Université Hassan II, Casablanca, Maroc, Amina Kchirid, Université Hassan II, Casablanca, Maroc
  • L’actionnaire universel, Désiré Mandilou
  • Le concept « 3P », Zakiyatou Oualett Halatine, Ancienne Ministre du Tourisme et de l’Artisanat au Mali et Université de Rennes, France

 

12:00-1:15 pm            20Luncheon the Graduate Hotel  

 

Speaker: George Mulamula, CEO of Dar Teknohama Business Incubator, Dar es Salaam  Tanzania. “Challenges of African Businesses Start-ups”

 

1:30-2:30 pm              21- ABERS Business meeting Graduate Hotel

 


 May 19-21, 2016
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

CONFERENCE  PROGRAM & PROCEEDINGS

Thursday 19 May 2016 Africa Business Forum

3:00 – 3:30 pm            Registration (Free for Conference Registrants)

Milton Room, Room 411

3:30 – 5:30 pm            Doing Business in Africa

Milton Room, Room 411

  • Moderator: John Tracy, Senior International Trade Specialist, Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

 Panelists:

  • Saliha J. Loucif, Senior International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Lezanne de Konig, Marketing Manager, Welch Allyn South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Charles Radier, International Trade Specialist, Empire State Development and Global NY
  • Steven King, Executive Director, Central New York International Business Alliance

5:30 – 7:00 pm            Welcome reception, Networking

Milton room

Friday 20 May 2016

8:00 – 8:30 am           Breakfast and Registration

Whitman School of Management, Milton Room              

8:30 – 8:45 am           Opening Remarks

Room 404     

Milton Room

  • Issouf Soumaré, Vice-President Program ABERS and Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University (Canada)
  • Pierre Yourougou, Executive Director ABERS and Professor at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Peter Koveos, Director, Kiebach Center for International Business Studies & Africa Business Program, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Professor of Finance, & President of ABERS
  • Kenneth A. Kavajecz, Dean, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

8:45 – 9:45 am           Opening Keynote Address: “Private Sector Development in Africa: Key Lessons of Experience”

Room 404

  • Moderator: Peter Koveos, President ABERS and Director, Kiebach Center for International Business Studies & Africa Business Program, Syracuse University
  • Speaker: Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Visiting Fellow at Cornell University (USA) and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Former Acting Chief Economist and Vice President at the Africa Development Bank

9:45-10:00 am            Coffee Break

9:55 am                      Group Photo

Flaum Grand Hall

10:00 – 12:00 pm       Paper Presentations Sessions

  • Session 1APublic policies and entrepreneurship development

Room 404

  • Moderator: Nizar Becheikh, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo
  • Presentations
  1. Évaluation du climat des affaires des PME en Afrique, Gaston Logoue Gohou and Aimee Usanase, CESS Institute, Canada
  2. Review of Government Policies that Fosters Entrepreneurship Activities in Rwanda, Etienne Musonera, Mercer University
  3. Doing Business in Africa: Public Policy options for creating business enabling environment Cellulant Co. LTD and the growth enhancement support scheme in Nigeria, Emily Mwendwa Mutea, Strathmore University
  4. Economic Implications of Generator Usage in Residential Buildings, The Onitsha Scenario, Nwadialor Johnpatrick Chinaewubeze, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  5. Public Policy and Entrepreneurial Competitiveness Between the Colonial Divides in West Africa, Akinseye U. Olowu, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Edwin Chikata Ljeoma, University of Fort Hare
  6. Business Registration and Country’s Expectation: What’s the reality in Tanzania, George Christopher Madoda, Aid for trade logistics

 

  • Session 1BEntrepreneurship and economic environment

Room 402

  • Moderator: Constant Beugre, Delaware State University
  • Presentations:
  1. Les Effets Economiques et Sociaux de L’entrepreneuriat et de la Creation d’entreprises analyses dans le cadre d’un modele d’appariement cas du Maroc, Abdelaziz Elabjani and Abdelhadi Grine, Faculte de Droit et d’Economie Universite Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Les Cluster Au Maroc: Une Nouvelle Perspective de Developpement Entrepreneurial et territorial, Abdelaziz Elabjani and Loubaba Rafi, Faculté de Droit et d’Économie, Universite Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech, Morocco
  3. Correlation entre l’entrepreneuriat et la croissance economique dans les pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest, Olivier Zohore Koudou, Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny d’Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  4. Doing Business in Africa: Public Policy Options For Creating Business Enabling Environment, Dr. Patrick N’Gouan, CIRES (Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales), Ivory Coast
  5. Le profil du dirigeant et la prise de décision : cas des PME Marocaines, Mohamed BINKKOUR, Faculté des sciences juridiques économiques et sociales, Université IBN ZOHR, Agadir – Morocco

12:00-1:00 pm            Luncheon

Whitman School of Management, Milton Room

1:10 – 2:20 pm           Second keynote address: “Entrepreneurship Bottlenecks in the African Context”

Room 402

  • Moderator: Ben Amoako-Adu, Professor at School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
  • Speaker: Waswa Balunywa, Principal, Makerere University Business School, Uganda

2:30–4:00 pm            Paper Presentation Sessions

  • Session 2A: Entrepreneurship education

Room 402

  • Moderator: Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Visiting Fellow at Cornell University (USA) and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Presentations:
  1. Competitiveness of the Ivory Coast in the Cocoa Industry: An International and Interdisciplinary Project of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) & Institut National Polytechnique-Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB), Patricia W. Cummins, VCU, Eddy Gnapia, INP-HB, Brahima Koné, VCU, Elliott « Chip » Minor, VCU
  2. The Missing Pieces: Improving Children’s Education In Ghana, Evelyn Odonkor, The American University of Paris
  3. Differentiation and Higher Education in Developing African Countries: A Strategic Program, James Katzenstein, William David Brice and Thomas Norman, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  4. Enhancing Business Education in sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of AACSB, Constant Beugre, Delaware State University
  • Session 2B: Social Entrepreneurship

Room 404

  • Moderator: Diana Nandagire Ntamu, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  • Presentations:
  1. Social Business Model: a grounded conceptualization, Mohamed Bazi, National School of Management and Business – Ibn Zohr University – Agadir – Morocco
  2. Exploratory essay of the Social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Morocco, Meryem Kabbaj, Universite Hassan II – Casablanca, Jamal Elamrani, ENCG Settat – University of Hassan 1st, Morad Lemtaoui and Khalid El Ouazzani, Universite Hassan II – Casablanca
  3. L’entrepreneuriat Social: Une affaire de contexte, Salma Idrissi Boutaybi, Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion, Settat, Maroc
  4. Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship in Niger State, Nigeria, Mercy Modupe Adeyeye, Deborah Chukuamaka Agu-Ogege and Abdul Azeez Adeiza Daniya, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
  5. From political independence to economic emancipation: Reseeding Africa with Entrepreneurship – A strategy of economic development, Joseph P. Eshun, Jr., Department of Business Management, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, USA
  • Session 2C: Family and youth entrepreneurship

Room xxx

  • Moderator: Gaston Logoue Gohou, CESS Institute, Canada
  • Presentations:
  1. Strategies used by family food enterprises to increase participation in modern food retailing in Tanzania, Felix Adamu Nandonde, Aalborg University, Denmark
  2. Development of student’s entrepreneurial spirit: Moroccan Case, Hanaa Benchrifa, Amina Asli and Jaouad Zerrad, Hassan 1st University/ENCG SETTAT, Morocco
  3. Promotion de l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes au Burkina Faso: Etat des lieux, Odette Konkobo, Universite Aube Nouvelle, Burkina Faso

4:00-4:15 pm              Coffee Break

Milton Room

4:15–6:00 pm             Paper Presentation Sessions

  • Session 3AWomen and rural entrepreneurship

Room 402

  • Moderator: Waswa J. Balunywa, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  • Presentations:
  1. How social enterprise is changing lives of women, a case of KASONET, Diana Nandagire Ntamu, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  2. Women Entrepreneurship in Africa, Nermine Atteya, Ph.D., School of Business, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY
  3. High-growth orientation of South African women entrepreneurs in property development industry, Zothile Fikiswa Mabusela, Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. The Impact of Entrepreneurial Empowerment Development Program on Youth Unemployment in Katsina State, Nigeria, Dr. Muhammad Yusuf, Umaru Musa Yaradua University Katsina, Nigeria
  5. Rural entrepreneurship and value creation: an analysis of its dynamics in manufacturing industry in Tanzania, Jasinta Msamula, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hawa Tundui, School of Business, Mzumbe University, Mzumbe-Morogoro, Tanzania
  • Session 3B: International markets and African businesses

Room 404

  • Moderator: Saliha J. Loucif, Senior International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Presentations:
  1. Examining Adaptation Strategies of African Immigrant Entrepreneurs in China: An Exploratory Study in Guangdong, Abdoulkadre Ado, University of Ottawa, Canada, Elie Chrysostome, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Zhan Su, Laval University, Canada
  2. Chinese Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Framework and a Typology of Entry Strategies, Abhijit Roy, University of Scranton
  3. Can intellectual property rights protection be source of growth in Africa, Sassire Napo, Togolese Revenue Authority, Jean Joel Ambagna, University of Paris 2 Pantheon-Sorbonne
  4. Exploring the Link between Exchange Rates and the Prices of Primary Export Commodities: The Case of US-Liberian Dollar Exchange Rate, George P. Gonpu and Ciana Hamlett, Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  5. Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Aid and Income Inequality in Selected African and South American Countries, Basu Sharma and Joe Abekah, Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

6:30 – 8:00 pm           Dinner

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel

Saturday 21 May 2016

8:00-8:30 am              Breakfast

Milton Room

8:30 – 10:00 am         Paper Presentation Sessions:

  • Session 4A: Business financing and microfinance

Room 402

  • Moderator: Ben Amoako-Adu, Professor at School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
  • Presentations:
  1. Crowdfunding and New Venture Financing in Developing Economies: An African Perspective, Constant Beugre, Delaware State University
  2. The influence of entrepreneurial competencies of micro clients on loan repayment in microfinance institution: a case study on uniCredit Ghana, Daniel Agbeko, Vincent Blok, Dr. Gerben Van Der Velde and Prof. Onno Omta, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg, Netherlands
  3. How microfinance impacts on entrepreneurship development in Côte d’Ivoire post conflict?, Olivier Zohore Koudou, Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny d’Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  4. The multiplier effect of micro finance banks in Niger State, Leonard Onyibo Ndibe, Mercy Modupe Adeyeye, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, Anthony Chidi Igboke, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • Session 4B: Innovation and entrepreneurship

Room 404

  • Moderator: James Katzenstein, California State University, Dominguez Hills & Executive Director HealthSpan International Foundation
  • Presentations:
  1. Innovation system in Algeria: performance and development prospects, Ait Atmane Foudil and Achouche Mohamed, University of Bejaia (Algeria)
  2. Organisational Learning Capability and social innovation: a study of hybrid social enterprises in South Africa, Elena Gaffurini and Boris Urban, Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. Comment Detecter la Fraude Dans Les Reseaux de telecommunication par l’approche “Data Mining”? Cas d’une societe de telephonie mobile au Cameroun, Sassire Napo, Togolese Revenue Authority, Jean José Rakotoasimbola, National Institute of Statistics (Madagascar)
  4. Engaging the African diaspora to improve healthcare on the continent-A case of crowd-sourced telemedicine, Pratap Kumar, Institute of Healthcare Management, Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya
  5. Telecommunication market in Sub-Saharan Africa and economic growth. The case of the Congo Republic, Katarzyna Andrzejczak, Poznan University of Economics and Business

10:00-10:15 am          Coffee Break

Milton Room

10:15 – 11:45 am       Paper Presentation Sessions

  • Session 5A: Informality and business development

Room 402

  • Moderator: Peter Koveos, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Presentations:
  1. Entrepreneurial orientation of small firms in the informal sector in developing economies: Empirical evidence from Benin, Ahoudou Waliou Yessoufou, Vincent Blok, Onno S.W.F. Omta and Gerben Velde van der, Management Studies Group, Wageningen University
  2. Factors Affecting Business Informality Among Egyptian Opportunity Entrepreneurs: An Exploratory Study, Kareem El Hennawi, School of Management, University of Bradford (UK)
  3. Efficience Du Secteur Informel Non-Agricole Et Reduction De La Pauvrete: Cas Du Cameroun, Pierre Joubert Nguetse Tegoum, Ministere de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Amenagement du Territoire (MINEPAT), Justin BEM, Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (BEAC), Yaounde, Cameroun
  4. Informal Sector Heterogeneity and Tax Compliance in Cameroun / Civisme Fiscal dans le Secteur Informel: Acte Isolé ou Effet d’entrainement: Le Cas Du Cameroun, Melaine Yoffo, University of Auvergne, Cerdi France
  5. Understanding informality across developing and advanced economies: Case studies of African and Caribbean entrepreneurs in Newark, NJ, Lutisha S. Vickerie, Rutgers University School of Business – Newark & New Brunswick

 

  • Session 5B: Human resources and diversity in business development

Room 404

  • Moderator: Evelyn Odonkor, The American University of Paris
  • Presentations:
  1. Relationship between Trust in Organizational leaders and entrepreneurship: Roles played by work and individual factors, Olufemi Adigun Lawal, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria
  2. GRH dans les regroupements d’entreprise du secteur informel dans un contexte de développement local: une étude exploratoire des travailleurs du fer de Reubeus à Dakar, Mamadou Silla, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
  3. Assessing The Impact Of Entrepreneurial Team Diversity On Enterprise Performance: Evidence From Deaf Entrepreneurs In Kenya, Atlanta Munyite Kufwafwa, Strathmore University
  4. Experimental Research On The Factors To Promote Employment Creation, Essivi Amehon and Xiaokang Zhao, Donghua University

11:45 – 1:00 pm          Paper Presentation Sessions

  • Session 6A: Business financing and diaspora investment

Room 402

  • Moderator: Abdoulkadre Ado, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Presentations:
  1. Effect of Financial Intermediation and Regulations of Financial Deepening and Growth: Evidence from Nigeria, Sebastian Ofumbia Uremadu
  2. Analysis of the Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Central and West Africa, Issouf Soumare, Universite Laval, Fulbert Tchana Tchana, The World Bank, Thierry Martial Kengne, Universite Toulouse 1
  3. Investissement de la Diaspora en Algerie: Quelles Perspectives et Quelle Realite, Aziz NAFA, CREAD, Algeria
  • Session 6B: Business development and value creation

Room 404

  • Moderator: Etienne Musonera, Mercer University
  • Presentations:
  1. Les contraintes des entreprises en Afrique de I’Quest; le cas de la Cote d’lvoire après la sortie de crise, Hugues Kouassi Kouadio, ENSEA, Ivory Coast
  2. Generative influence, Positive Deviance, Informational Differences and Novelty-Ecosystems: The key intrapreneurial behaviour convolution stimulants among employees, Moses Mpiima Kibirango, Bugema University, John C Munene, Makerere University Business School, Peter Rosa, The University of Edinburgh Business School, Waswa J Balunywa, Makerere University Business School
  3. Les pratiques de la resilience organisationnelle en periode de crise : Cas des PME marocaines, Mohamed Binkkour, Lahoussine Aboudrar, FSJES, Universite IBN ZOHR, Morocco
  4. Creating Shared Value in Moroccan Companies: A Case Study of OCP SA, Jamal Elamrani and Morad Lemtaoui, ENCG Settat – University of Hassan 1st

1:00 – 2:00 pm           Lunch

Milton room

  • Meet the Editors
  1. Hugh Dang, Managing Editor, Transnational Corporation Review.
  2. Peter Koveos, Editor, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
  3. Peter Rosa, Editor, Journal of Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research

2:00-3:00 pm              Business Meeting

Milton room

  • Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society (ABERS)

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