Day 1

October 24



Learn about how to get your papers published

The ‘Meet the Editors’ virtual session is an opportunity for all conference participant to meet virtually and talk with the editors of the AfRIC 2022 supportive journals: Journal of African Business, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Economies, Recherche et Applications en Marketing, Décisions Marketing, Business & Society Review, Cleaner Waste Systems Journal, Gestion 2000, Management & Sciences Sociales.

While the AfRIC 2022 ‘Meet the Editors’ is aimed at any career level, it will be particularly useful for doctoral students especially first-time writers, early career researchers and those with an interest in reviewing and editing for related journals.

In this AfRIC 2022 ‘Meet the Editors’ virtual session, you will hear from several editors about their respective journals and the publishing process – from submission to acceptance. They will also give their top tips for a successful publication and advise on topics including cover letters, responding to criticisms and how to get involved in reviewing and editing. In addition of writing for journals, the AfRIC 2022 ‘Meet the Editors’ will also focus on two additional special topics including writing monograph and text as well as dissemination and communication.

The AfRIC 2022 ‘Meet the Editors’ is scheduled for October 24, 2022. The session will be moderated by three members of the convener team.

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Join the scholarly debates to make impact in your field

Thanks to our supportive journals, we are also glad to invite you to join the scholarly debates trough the opportunities special Issues. Only the authors targeting the special issues related to AfRIC will need to submit an extended abstract (short paper). A ten-page (maximum) double-spaced document, excluding references and exhibits, to include Abstract, Principal Topic (with the statement of the Problem, Current understanding, and Research question), Method, Results and Contribution/ Practical implication, should be submitted online no later than September 10, 2022. For more information, please check the call for papers associated to the targeting journal. Below, you may also find the links to the journal web page.

Papers will be evaluated by the scientific panel on double-blind basis. Only the authors of the selected short papers will be invited to continue the editorial process after AfRIC 2022.

Current special issues are listed below. The forthcoming special issues will be announced in due time directly on the conference web site.

Submit a manuscript to the journal
Journal of African Business
For a special issue on:
Decrypting the CSR Promises, Challenges and Practices in the SMEs, Start-ups, and Intrapreneurial Initiatives.

Day 2

October 25



Building the next Generation of African Leaders in Business Through Academia

The PHD PROJECT AFRICA Doctoral is scheduled for October 25, 2022. Thirty doctoral students and early-stage researchers pursuing research and teaching careers will have an opportunity to participate in the program and attend the virtual conference for free. Application deadline is September 1, 2021.

Eligibility and Requirements
The program welcomes empirical and conceptual papers as well as developmental research projects examining topics across all areas of Sustainability and Green Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the African context, both in the private and public sectors, and a comparative analysis of the African context with other parts of the world. Research projects examining real life problems from other disciplines but linked to issues in Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are also welcome. Work based on interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary-oriented approaches is a real asset in the selection process.

Candidates will submit a two-page (maximum 900-word) abstract including principal topic, method, and results online to easychair.afric2020 no later than September 1, 2022.
The submission Web page for AfRIC 2022 is
You should make a link to this Web page from your conference Web page. If you specify any other Web site, your authors will be unable to submit to AfRIC 2022. You can find this Web page in your conference configuration page.
Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee.

Guidelines for preparing abstract:

  • Principal topic:
    • Problem: What specific research (clarify the related discipline) problem does the submission focus on?
    • Current understanding: What is known about this problem, who and how has it been tackled before?
    • Research question: What is the submission goal?
  • Method (or research design): How precisely and in detail was/will the work (be) executed. The methodology/approach should be described.
  • Results: What are/will be the main outcomes and results?
  • Contribution: What will the outcomes and results add to current understanding or theory in the related discipline?
  • Practical implications: Who will practically gain what and in which way from the findings?

Authors will be notified via email in September 2022 on acceptance of abstract. For selected candidates,

  • a one-page, maximum 400-word summary is due by October 15, 2022.
  • a six-page max PowerPoint for presentation is due by October 15, 2022.
  • please be sure to register no later than October 15, 2022. If you register late, your summary may not be included in the Conference Abstract Book, and we may give chance to another selected candidate in the top-40 list.

Papers will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and selected for publication. The top-30 selected submissions will have their one-page summary published in the 2022 issue of AfRIC 2022 Best Abstract Book.


Recognizing and promoting the talent and effort of the best of group of doctoral students

An award will be granted to the best paper for PHD AFRICA PROJECT Doctoral consortium. Winners will receive a certificate, and the paper highlighted in the AfRIC 2022 Program. Best papers will also be considered for an extensive training program leading to publication in one of supportive journals of AfRIC 2022, subject to the journal’s blind review process.

Papers will be evaluated by the Board of Reviewers and selected for publication. Particular attention will also be given to successful work with real practical implication or potential significant implication for entrepreneurs and other actors involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and with socio- economic impact in Africa.

Day 3

October 26



Connecting the unconnected for more cross-fertilization, make the difference and have impact.

The Strategic Research Workshop is scheduled for October 26, 2022. The workshop will bring together an extensive network of academics (research, education & training,…), policy makers, industries, Business & entrepreneurs, and community-based organizations to advance new knowledge through connecting real-life problems to the production of scientific knowledge. We are glad to invite you to join us to this vibrant conversation for more impact.

Workshop Format and Activities
The workshop is organized around panel sessions led by one key speaker and about 4 other contributors. The format for the workshop has been designed to meet and help realize its objectives and to address the key themes: In addition to the keynotes, we are working towards the organization of the panel sessions around the following key topics:

Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation

What are the implications for:

  • job creation
  • Inclusivity (Gender & Youth; Public-Private)
  • Health and Environment
  • Knowledge creation
  • Institutional development
  • Resources

Ecosystem Development

What are the implications for:

  • job creation
  • Inclusivity (Gender & Youth; Public-Private)
  • Health and Environment
  • Knowledge creation
  • Institutional development
  • Resources

People & Technology

What are the implications for:

  • job creation
  • Inclusivity (Gender & Youth; Public-Private)
  • Health and Environment
  • Knowledge creation
  • Institutional development
  • Resources