About the Journal

The Academy of African Business and Development (AABD) invites researchers, business practitioners, consultants, community leaders, and policy makers to submit full papers, abstracts, and special session proposals for the 21st AABD annual conference which will be hosted online by MacEwan University, Canada from May 18 to 20, 2021. All conference activities will take place between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., GMT.

AABD annual conferences aim at facilitating multidisciplinary research by stimulating collaborations between Africa based researchers and professionals and their counterparts around the world, broadening and deepening global understanding of various issues relevant to Africa’s business and development, as well as advancing solutions to some of her challenges. The conference theme, “Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises, and Economic Sustainability in the African Context,” originates from the belief that the private sector can play a critical role both in stimulating economic growth in a socially responsible manner and in eradicating poverty in Africa. The discrepancy between the observed reality and this belief suggests there is a need to maintain an ongoing dialogue on these topics among major stakeholders, including researchers, business practitioners, community leaders, and policy makers if the goal of transforming Africa for better is to be realized.

You are invited to submit any original theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and managerial contributions that address the conference theme or fit into one of the conference tracks below. You are also encouraged to volunteer as a session chair and/or a reviewer by contacting any track chair. Authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their submissions should contact the Program Co-Chairs.

Full papers, abstracts, and special session proposals should be submitted directly to the 2021 conference submission portal. Full papers will be peer-reviewed to be published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts will be considered for presentation only.