Rising Africa

Post-COVID-19 Challenges: Lessons Learned and Opportunities
May 19 to 22, 2021
Joint Conference of the Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society, the Institut panafricain de la gouvernance économique et financière and the CEDIMES Institute USA
 CALL FOR PAPERS 
The Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society (ABERS), the Institut panafricain de la gouvernance économique et financière (IPAGEF) and the CEDIMES Institute USA, in collaboration with Université Laval’s Faculty of Business Administration and other partner institutions, are organizing the 10th edition of the Africa Business Conference to be held from May 19 to 22, 2021 at Université Laval, in Québec City, Canada. 
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts covering topics related to business, entrepreneurship and governance in Africa. Submitted papers may cover a single country, comparisons between various countries, as well as transborder business or entrepreneurship. Case studies are also welcome. 
Papers drafted in English or French will be considered for presentation
 
PAPER TOPICS 
Papers may address (but are not limited to) the following topics: 
The best papers will receive an excellence award and selected papers will be published in Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR). 
Please go to the conference website (www.fsa.ulaval.ca/2021-abers) for more details on the presentation guidelines for abstracts and full papers. 
IMPORTANT DATES 
Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2021 
Reduced registration fee payment deadline: March 14, 2021 
Full paper submission deadline: April 5, 2021 
Conference dates: May 19 to 22, 2021 
Submit your Abstracts 
 
CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 
Committee Chair 
Prof. Issouf SOUMARÉ 
Vice President in charge of ABERS conferences 
Co-President, IPAGEF 
Faculty of Business Administration, Université Laval, Québec, Canada 
Tel.: 1-418-656-3423 
Email: conference@africabusiness.org or Issouf.Soumare@fsa.ulaval.ca 
Committee Co-Chairs 
Prof. Charles ADJASI 
Vice President, ABERS 
University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa 
Prof. Elie CHRYSOSTOME 
Director, CEDIMES Institute USA 
State University of New York– Plattsburgh, Plattsburg, United States 
Prof. Patricia CUMMINS 
President, ABERS 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, United States 
Prof. Charles MOUMOUNI 
Co-President, IPAGEF 
Université Laval, Québec, Canada 
Other Committee Members 
Prof. Van R. WOOD 
Vice President, ABERS 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, United States 
Prof. Pierre YOUROUGOU 
Executive Secretary, ABERS 
Institut national polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB), Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire 
Dr. Noufel GHIFFI 
Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco 
Dr. Hugues KOUADIO 
École nationale supérieure de statistique et d’économie appliquée (ENSSEA), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 
Dr. Evelyn ODONKOR 
Vice President, ABERS 
American University of Paris and Université Paris Dauphine, Paris, France 
 
PARTNERS 
  • Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society (ABERS) 
  • Institut panafricain de la gouvernance économique et financière (IPAGEF) 
  • CEDIMES Institute USA 
  • Delaware State University, Dover, United States 
  • École nationale supérieure de statistique et d’économie appliquée (ENSEA), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Faculty of Business Administration, Université Laval, Québec, Canada 
  • Institut national polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny, Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda 
  • State University of New York–Plattsburgh, Plattsburg, United States 
  • State University of New York–Oswego, Oswego, United States 
  • Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco 
  • Université Paris Dauphine, Paris, France 
  • University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
  • University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, United States 
  • Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, Syracuse, United States 
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada 
  • Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa