Tracks
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The conference is organized into 12 tracks. Submissions of scholarly and practice papers from academics, researchers, graduate learners, business practitioners and international agencies are encouraged. Submissions should cover conceptual, theoretical and empirical investigations that adopt different methodologies and address any business related issue relevant to any of the tracks. Both co-authored and single authored papers are admissible.

TRACK 1: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Industrial relations and welfare; Corporate social responsibility; Women in business; Managing people in organisations; Project management; Leadership (Change, Entrepreneurship.); Intellectual property and ownership; Performance management and productivity; Business incubation and mentorship.

TRACK 2: FINANCE, ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION.

Risk and Insurance issues; Financial Regulations and market discipline; The Global Finance Development; Accounting for value in business; micro-finance challenges and business development; Intellectual capital accounting and management; Tax and Auditing Issues; Financial integration; Capital markets; International accounting standards; Money Laundering and Combating Financial Crime, Accounting and Society.

TRACK 3: MARKETING.

Marketing strategy; Marketing and consumer well-being; Sports marketing; Social media marketing; Non-profit marketing; Health marketing; Traditional and contemporary marketing communication issues; Responsible consumption and future developments; Marketing to vulnerable and rural communities; Retailing: growth prospects and challenges; Agricultural marketing and rural development; E-marketing; Branding.

TRACK 4: TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT

Tourism, diversification and economic growth; Tourism management; Hospitality Management; Tourism and the society; Tourism and the environment; Natural resource management; Event Management; Sports Tourism.

TRACK 5: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION.

ICT Infrastructure and development; The implications of ICT in business development; CT in SMMEs; E-Culture Community; Human and Societal Issues in Information Systems; Cybercrime and ICT security issues; Web applications in Organizations; Enterprise Systems and Extended Enterprise.

TRACK 6: GLOBALISATION AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

Innovation for Economic reform; International business management strategies; Business Internationalization and Innovation; Mergers and acquisitions; as well as Sustainability and Diversification.

TRACK 7: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION

Knowledge Management; Managing Research and Development; Product Innovation and development; Business innovation and creativity; ICT innovation and Business Development; Knowledge and Innovation management; Indigenous Innovation; Beneficiation and Citizen Empowerment; and Policies on Innovation.

TRACK 8: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Social entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial Leaders; Business Incubation and Mentorship; Women in Business, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development policies.

TRACK 9: GOVERNANCE, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS

Corporate Governance; Corporate social responsibility; Ethics; responsible leadership; Thought leadership; E-Governance; Corruption and mismanagement, Philanthropy.

TRACK 10: BUSINESS EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Entrepreneurship Education; graduate students Research; Importance and Relevance of Postgraduate Programmes; Presentation of research proposal and methodologies. This track accepts submissions of graduate work at different stages of development (i.e. from formative to near complete) with the view to promote scholarly interactions, positive feedback and suggestions for improvement from peers and senior researchers.

TRACK 11: PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS

Public sector employees’ performance; Public sector service deliver; Value chain systems transformation; Protectionism and developing economies; Economic Transformation in Local Government

TRACK 12: GOVERNANCE & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Gender and Politics; Global warming and green technologies; Citizen Empowerment; Poverty alleviation/eradication programs; The Church in present economies.