African Management Sciences International Conference



Hosted by the School of Management Sciences

Call for papers

This is the first call for papers for the 1st African Management Sciences International Conference (AMSIC 2019) to be held at the University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa on the 8-10TH of December. We invite the submission of Full Research Papers (FRP); Short Research Papers (SRP), Reflection Papers (RP), Student Posters (SP), Workshops & Tutorials (WT), Invited Talks (IT), Showcases & Exhibitions (SE) to the AMSIC 2019. The AMSIC 2019 theme, “Change, Innovation & Growth” invites submissions that explore the changing nature of our society, particularly in the global south. Noticeably, the African continent is undergoing unprecedented change, not only politically, but also socially, economically and technologically.

Key dates

Abstract Submission Open: 15th August 2019
Paper submission: 15th October 2019
Notification to authors: 30th October 2019
Final Paper Due (Camera Ready): 15th November 2019
Early bird registration deadline: 15th November 2019

Abstract Submissions

Submissions should be emailed to:


Submissions should focus on, but not limited to the following tracks:

Accounting & African Development

• Neoliberalism & Management Accounting & Taxation
• African Finance and Financial development
• Accountability and Accounting for Social, Environmental and Non-Profit Organizations
• Public Sector Accounting & Finance in Emerging Markets

Information Systems in the Era of the Sharing Economy

• Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics
• Digital Government, Open Government Digital Business Models
• Strategy & Value of Information Systems
• Information Technology Project Management

Global Development & Governance

• Sustainable Development & Development Leadership
• Access & Inclusion in Regional & Local Development
• New Policy Making & Evaluation Approaches
• Public Sector Reforms & Local Development

New Perspectives on Economic Development in Africa

• Political Economy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
• Regional Economic Development & Integration in Africa
• Economics Modelling & Evaluation Methods in Africa
• Growth & Efficiency in Growth Economics

Business Management & Transformation for Change & Growth in Africa

• Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Corporate Strategy & Management
• Business Ethics
• Dynamics of Competition & Business Model Development

Tourism & Hospitality Development in the Era of the Sharing Economy

• ‘Smart’ Tourism & Hospitality Innovations
• Co-Creation in Tourism & Hospitality in Africa
• Nature-Based Solutions in Tourism & Hospitality
• Innovative Strategies in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Human Capital Development & Economic Growth in Africa

• Human Resources Management Practices in Africa
• Developments in Industrial Psychology
• Exploring Human Capital Brands
• Human Resources Information Systems

Special Contributions in Transformation of Economic & Management Science Education
General Topics in Economics & Management Sciences

Registration Fees

Conference Participants: R 4000
Student Participants: R 2000

Prof Nghamula Nkuna (PhD)

Prof Nghamula Nkuna (PhD)

Conference Chairperson


Prof. Nixon Muganda Ochara (PhD

Prof. Nixon Muganda Ochara (PhD


Research Professor, School of Management Sciences, University of Venda
Tel: +27721704560 / +27(15) 962 8216
E-Mail: /
Skype: nixon.ochara

Sponsors and Exhibitors
Directions to Conference Venue

Organising Committee

Dr. Ephraim Mahole (PhD), University of Venda
Prof Sunday Babalola (PhD), University of Venda
Dr. Willard Munyoka (PhD), University of Venda
Dr. Willard Munyoka (PhD), University of Venda
Mukondoleli Manuga, University of Venda
Dr. Zvikomborero Nyamazunzu, University of Venda Grace Ramavhona University of Venda
Dr. Arthur Reynolds, University of Venda
Hlanganipai Ngirande, University of Venda
Maleshoane Sepeame, University of Venda

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