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LBS to Host AIB-SSA Conference on Africa’s Competitiveness


LBS to Host AIB-SSA Conference on Africa’s Competitiveness

The Academy of International Business (AIB) Sub-Saharan Africa will be holding a three-day conference which will be hosted at Lagos Business School from Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to Friday, August 19, 2016.

The conference themed ‘Driving Organisational Performance in The New Economy’ aims to increase the understanding of the urgent need for a boost in competitiveness of Africa in global markets as a result of the persistent global economic shutdown of the Sub-Saharan African region.

On the first day, there will be an opening plenary with world renowned scholars and leading local executives. The second day will be divided into two sessions; an afternoon and evening session.  The afternoon session, sponsored by CIEBS, will discuss Africa-China relations and the evening session will feature a conference gala and awards ceremony. There will be a 6-hour Paper Development Workshop on the third day as well as a Teaching International Business workshop.

Speakers expected at the event include: Prof. Elizabeth Rose, Professor & Associate Dean at University of Otago, New Zealand; Professor  Kevin Ibeh, Professor and Assistant Dean at  Birkbeck, University of London, UK; Professor  Yaw Debrah,  Professor at Swansea University, UK;  Professor  Robert Rolfe, Professor at University of South Carolina, USA; Professor  Amon Chizema, Professor at  University of Birmingham, UK and Professor  Lilac Nachum, Professor  at Baruch, City University of New York, US.

The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars, consultants and specialists in the field of international business. Established in 1959, the AIB now has over 3,000 members in 87 countries. The AIB has 18 chapters around the world, including the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Chapter. They welcome conceptual and empirical papers, as well as teach case studies and panel symposia from scholars, business professionals, policy makers and students.

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