Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1th Ph.D. and Post-Doc Seminar and Conference

11th Ph.D. and Post-Doc Seminar and Conference

Global and Cross-Cultural Organizational Research

Sponsors: Hofstede Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University;
Department of Management, The Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS)

PhD workshop/conference contains lectures and discussion sessions on:

·         Fundamental Assumptions in Cross Cultural Research

·         Cross Cultural Research Origins: Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Psychology

·         Early Comparative Organizational Analysis

·         Culture’s Consequences (with Geert Hofstede)

·         Recent Comparative Organizational Research

·         Methodology in Comparative Organizational Study

·         Controversies about Cultural Boundaries

·         Participant Presentations

Guest Lecturers:

Geert Hofstede, Michael Minkov, Sjoerd Beugelsdijk


Mark F. Peterson and Mikael Søndergaard

Dates and Location:

Sunday, May 29th – Friday, June 3rd 2016

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Application and Fee

Please apply before April 1, 2016 to Mikael Soendergaard; e-mail: The fee of 500 euros covers instructional expenses and lunches. Inexpensive student accommodation is available.

Recommended ECTS Credits: 5

11th PhD and Post-Doc Workshop and Conference on
Global and Cross-Cultural Organizational Research
Maastricht, May 29 – June 3, 2016
The Workshop and Conference is designed for business, public administration, and social science Ph.D. students doing culture-related research, and for recent Ph.D. graduates who hold post-doctoral appointments doing such research. Applications from others will be considered based on available space. Please provide the information requested below in order for the coordinators to evaluate eligibility.
HIGHEST ACADEMIC DEGREE (Date, University, Field):
DATE OF PHD ENROLMENT (month/year): 
Participants agree to arrive in time for the reception on Sunday, May 29 and to attend all morning and afternoon sessions through the end of the program on Friday, June 3.
WORKSHOP FEE € 500 to be paid in cash during registration. Fee includes welcome reception, Thursday night conference dinner, and lunches.
Special diet requirements (conference dinner)
Please attach a CV (max. ½ page) and a description of your doctoral/post-doctoral research (max. 500 words)
Please complete this form and email it with all supporting documents before April 1, 2016 to:
Prof. Mikael Soendergaard; e-mail:
Applicants will be notified about the acceptance decision by April 8, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Call for Papers on Leadership and Organizational Development in Africa - African Journal of Economics and Management Studies

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


                                                                                                                                                                   Confident in Africa’s Future


11th to 14th May 2016, Arusha, Tanzania

 Organized by
International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) and Logistics by Shades of Green Congresses

Hosted by
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology


The annual conferences of the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) are open to scholars, professionals, and graduate students of any nationality who are interested or actively engaged in the research and performance or administration of business and economic development issues as they relate to Africa.  These conferences aim at facilitating multidisciplinary research on Africa’s related issues, stimulating collaborations between Africa based researchers and their counterparts around the world, broadening and deepening global understanding of the various challenges facing African business and development, as well as advancing alternative solutions to Africa’s business and development challenges.
Conference Theme: "Good Governance and Business Policies towards Sustainable African Business and Development."

The 2016 conference focuses on the contributions attributed to good governance and good business policies and how these may stimulate new investments, economic growth and sustainable business and development in Africa. You are therefore invited to submit any original theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and managerial contributions that address the conference theme as well as other related areas of business and development. All papers, abstracts, and proposals for special sessions should be submitted electronically to the IAABD submission portal in Microsoft Word by February 15, 2016.  

Submission of Manuscripts

  1. Papers, abstracts, and proposals for special sessions should be submitted electronically to the IAABD submission portal in Microsoft Word by February 15, 2016 for full papers; March 15, 2016 for Abstracts and special sessions.

  1. Full papers should not be longer than 10 single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, font 11), including the title, tables, figures, appendices, references, and other illustrative materials.

  1. All papers should have an Abstract (maximum of 200 words), as well as an Introduction. Each paper should indicate the title of the paper, author(s) names and institutional affiliation, and email addresses.

  1. Use single column, one-inch margins (1”) all-round: Top, bottom, left, and right. References and citations should be prepared in accordance with APA Publication Manual 5th Edition.

  1. View previous papers at Past IAABD Conferences (open hyperlink) for presentation illustrations. All full papers will be peer reviewed and selected papers will be included on the Proceedings CD and considered for the Conference Best Paper Awards.

  1. A paper template is attached ON PAGE 6 to make your paper ready for publishing in the IAABD Conference Proceedings (open hyperlink).

Authors are also invited to submit extended abstracts of their research-in-progress for exclusive presentation. The abstracts prepared in Microsoft Word should not exceed two pages and should strictly follow the formatting in point 4 above.

People interested in organizing a special session should prepare a description of its overall purpose and include the abstracts of the different contributions. A special session should have either 3 or 6 contributions. In addition, proposals must state the purpose, format and names of contributors. All special session proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Track.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit their papers to the Track Graduate Student Paper. This track will provide graduate students with the opportunity to share their work with their current and future colleagues. Also, Conference attendance will provide participating students with the opportunity to network with many of today’s leading scholars.

Graduate students papers will be considered for Graduate student best paper awards.

NOTE: Full papers, abstracts, and special session proposals should be submitted directly to the 2016 conference submission portal. Authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their papers should contact the Program Chair: Emmanuel Cleeve at

Final revised papers/abstracts should be sent back to the Track Chairs who will forward them to the Proceedings co-editors at

2016 IAABD Conference Tracks and Chairs

Track 1: Accounting, Finance, and Investment (Pat Obi, Purdue University Calumet, USA.  Email:

Track 2: International Aid, Economic Policies and Strategies (Jacob Musila, Athabasca University, Canada.  Email:

Track 3: Entrepreneurship, Small Business and the Informal Sector (Norma Juma, Washburn University, USA.  Email:

Track 4: Exporting, Internationalization and Foreign Direct Investment (Frederick Mmieh, Brunel University, UK. Email:

Track 5: Public Policy and Health Care Management (M. Femi Ayadi, University of Houston, USA.  Email:

Track 6: Human Resources, Management and Organization (Moses Acquaah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.  Email:

Track 7:  Sustainability, Business Ethics, Law and Social Responsibility (Judy N. Muthuri, Nottingham University Business School, UK.  Email:

Track 8: Marketing and Consumer Behavior (Aihie Osarenkhoe, University of Gavle, Sweden. Email:

Track 9: Operations and Logistics/Supply Chain/Project Management (P D Rwelamila, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa.  Email:

Track 10: Graduate Student Paper (Simon P. Sigue, Athabasca University, Canada.  Email:

Track 11: Research Methods (Kofi Q. Dadzie, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.  Email:

Track 12: Special Sessions (Zelealem Yiheyis, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA.  Email:

Registration Information

Registration fees below include a $60 annual IAABD membership fee for participants outside Africa and a $30 annual IAABD membership fee for participants based in Africa. Also included are a single paper in the proceedings, breakfasts, coffee breaks, and receptions. Authors with multiple papers will pay $120 for each additional paper to be included in the proceedings.

Registration fees (U.S. dollars)

Based in Africa
Outside Africa

April 10, 2016
After April 10, 2016
$ 462
Optional for all delegates
A Day Excursion will be organized and announced closer to the conference date

Optional Accompanying Person
Each breakfast
$ 10
Each lunch
$ 20
Each evening reception
$ 30
Awards banquet
$ 30

The registration fees and all other fees MUST be paid either by Paypal, US check, Wire transfer or Cash, if payment is made in Arusha.  Early registration means that one must have completed the registration form and made payment before April 10, 2016.
For conference registration, please go For inquiry on membership fees and conference registration fees, please contact VP for Finance and Treasurer: O. Felix Ayadi at
For OTHER OR UNRESOLVED MATTERS: Please contact Program Chair, Emmanuel Cleeve,

Important Dates
Full papers and special session submissions
February 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance
March 6, 2016
Abstract submission
March 15, 2016
Early registration fee payment
April 10, 2016
Final Payment of registration fee
Final submission of revised Full Paper and Abstract to be included in program and proceedings/Book of Abstracts (Registration fee MUST be paid to have your paper/abstract in proceedings /program)

April 20, 2016

Conference Key Contacts:
Conference Co-chairs:   Liliane Pasape:
                                            Gadi Mbuya:
Program Chair:                Emmanuel Cleeve:
Proceedings Co-Editors:                      Anita Spring & P D Rwelamila:

Conference Organizing Committee:
Dr. Liliane Pasape – Chair, School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Dr. Bukaza Chachage - School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Prof. Raymond Mosha - School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Mr. Karimu Meshack – Communication Department, NM-AIST
Dr. Eliamani Laltaika - School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Mr. Willy Lyimo – Tanzania Tourist Board
Mr. James Jackman – Shades of Green Congresses, International taskforce Australia
Mr. Gadi Mbuya - Shades of Green Congresses – Conference Secretariat
Ms. Hilda Nyangi - Business School University of Arusha
Ms. Grace Buri – East African Business Council
Mr. Msuke Mtoka - East African Business Council
Emmanuel Cleeve - IAABD Program Chair
Anita Spring - The IAABD Proceedings Co-Editor
P D Rwelamila - The IAABD Proceedings Co-Editor

NOTE: Further information on accommodation and logistics will be posted on the IAABD Conference webpages as it becomes available.


Author: First Name Last Name
University, Location
email address

Author: First Name Last Name
University, Location
email address


Abstract (200 words)
Key Words:
Theoretical and Empirical Literature Review (or whatever)
Methodology and Sources of Data (or whatever)
Data Presentation and Discussion of Findings (or whatever)
Examples of Tables: Need Titles, Source(s); Notes/ Sig. levels, etc.
Table 1 Title XXXXXXXX

Source: xxxx (date)
Table 2: Title XXXXXXXX

*Sig. Level=xxxxx
Conclusions and Implications (or whatever)

Saturday, February 6, 2016


International Business Center

First Call for Papers
Sixth Aalborg International Business Conference
“Embracing the Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization
-         from the West, the East and the South

DATES: 1 – 3 June, 2016
VENUE: Comwell Conference Center in the beautiful Rebild Hills near Aalborg

HOST: International Business Center
Department of Business and Management
Aalborg University
About the Theme
Globalization is here to stay and it gives us as researchers both challenges and opportunities for generating new insights into the phenomenon. Most often, we talk about globalization as a generic process. This is important in order to reveal the true nature of the phenomenon that has an impact on all corners of the world. It is equally important to discuss how firms from different parts of the world – the West, the East, and the South engage in the globalization process and how this engagement and the interplay between companies from all corners of the world form the very globalization process. The new multinationals from emerging economies are interesting new players that can be seen as a phenomenon on their own or as players in the global interaction between multinationals. We should not forget the importance of other actors – the state, the multinational institutions, the global and local civil society organisations, all of which seem to create new, global dynamics as a crucial platform for growth. If global dynamics is the interplay between firms from different contexts, we have no choice but to discuss this interplay – coming with our views and findings from various contexts and corners of the world. Please, accept our invitation. Without your coming, the discussion and thereby the insights into globalization will be incomplete.

About the Conference and the host
Organized by the International Business Center (IBC), The IBC-conference is a medium-sized international conference where the focus is on deeper discussions on important thematic areas; where renowned scholars have time to meet and discuss with new scholars coming from the East and the South (see also the PhD-programme), and where excellent final research results compete with new ideas – not yet fully documented.

The themes of the conference include (but are not restricted to):
- Internationalization of Companies and Global Strategies
- Culture, Inter-Cultural Management and Leadership
- Consumers, Branding and International Marketing
- Innovation and Creativity Management and Organization
- Industrial Dynamics, Global Value Chains and Institutional Contexts
- E-business

Full papers, working papers, case studies and suggestions for panel sessions relating to international business are invited. For the submission procedure, please refer to the overview table below.

Submission, Review Process and Announcement of Acceptance:
Please submit your paper and cases (excl. slides) by 31. March 2016. For full academic papers and working papers, use the paper template available on our web page. All paper submissions will be double blind reviewed. Paper templates, information on the submission procedure, etc. can be found on our webpage at: Feedback will be provided by 30 April, 2016.

Awards and Conference Proceedings:
The best paper award will be announced for full academic paper submissions, including a separate announcement for the best full paper made by doctoral students. Conference proceedings will be published. All participants will be issued participation certificates.

Important Deadlines:
Full Academic Paper Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2016
Academic Research Working Papers, Case Studies and
Industry Practices Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2016
Acceptance Notification: 30 April, 2016
Registration Deadline: 15 May, 2016

Further Information and Conference Contact Person:
For further information, please visit our webpage. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference secretary:
Michael K. Simonsen
International Business Center at Aalborg University
Phone: +45 99 40 8432

Conference Chairs: Professor Marin A. Marinov and Professor Olav Jull Sørensen