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Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society in collaboration with The American University of Paris and other partner institutions, are organizing the 13th Africa Business Conference to be held from May 23 to 25, 2024 at The American University of Paris, in France.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts covering topics related to business, entrepreneurship, and governance in Africa.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 amongst various countries, as well as transborder business or entrepreneurship. Case studies are also welcome.


Papers may address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

Papers drafted in English or French will be considered for presentation.

Foundations of promoting entrepreneurship in Africa Innovation in business and social development
Entrepreneurship and business development in Africa Small and medium-sized enterprises and microenterprises
Entrepreneurship and healthcare Innovation in small business
Entrepreneurship and technology Leadership strategy in business
Entrepreneurship and clean energy SMEs and international business
Entrepreneurship and social justice Business incubation/accelerators
Entrepreneurship and processing of raw materials Chinese and Indian business engagement with Africa
Rural entrepreneurship Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
The Diaspora investment, remittances and entrepreneurship Business financing and Sustainable financing: Private equity, Microfinance, Impact investing, etc.
Connecting research and entrepreneurship in Africa Governance issues and business development in Africa
Fintech and entrepreneurship in Africa Business education and world languages
University partnerships and entrepreneurs Intercultural communication and business
Entrepreneurship education Development of Space Technology and its business applications in Africa
Foundations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting entrepreneurship in Africa Doing business in Africa: public policy options for a business-enabling environment
Language, culture and entrepreneurship Sustainable business development and practices
Social entrepreneurship Gender, youth and entrepreneurship


The best papers will receive an excellence award (depending on availability of funds) and selected papers will be published in Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) and Journal of Comparative International Management (JCIM). Please submit your abstract or paper below.  

For more details on the presentation guidelines for abstracts and full papers please contact.


Dr. Evelyn Odonkor Email: eodonkor@aup.edu Tel: +33 140 62 06 42 Prof. Patricia Cummins Email: pcummins@vcu.edu Tel: +1(804) 536-0429 Prof. Issouf Soumaré Email: issouf.soumare@fsa.ulaval.ca  Tel: +1(418) 656 3423