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1 6 TH AFRICA BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE CONFERENCE PROGRAM APRIL 16, 2015 Africa Business Forum 3:00-3:30 Registration (Free for Conference Registrants) 3:30-5:30 Doing Business in Africa: Panelists from: U.S. Department of Commerce, New York State ESD, regional companies Milton Room, room 411, Whitman School of Management 5:30-7:00 Networking APRIL 17, :00 8:30 Whitman School of Management Flaum Grand Hall Breakfast and Registration 1st floor 8:30 8:45 Opening Remarks Peter Koveos, Director, Kiebach Center for International Business Studies & Africa Business Program, Whitman School of Management, Professor of Finance Kenneth A. Kavajecz, Dean, Whitman School of Management 8:45 9:45 Opening Keynote Address: Chinese social transformation and its implications for the African Reconstruction by Horace G. Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, Syracuse University, and Visiting Professor, School of International Relations, Tsinghua University, Beijing 9:45-10:00 Coffee Break 2 nd Floor 10:00 Group Photo Flaum Grand Hall

2 10:00 12:00 Paper Presentations Sessions Session 1: Entrepreneurship and Market Development 1. Gray Matters in the Growth of Markets by Valentina Assenova and Olav Sorenson, Yale University 2. Transforming sub-saharan African Countries from Aid Recipients to Wealth Creators: A Construct of Creative Capitalism by Constant Beugré, Delaware State University; David Zoogah, Morgan State University; and Moses Acquaah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 3. Bricolage as a means of firm growth in extremely constrained environments in Africa by Rebecca Namatovu and Kerrin Myers, Gordon Institute of Business Science University of Pretoria, South Africa. 12:00-1:00 Luncheon Whitman School of Management Olsten Café Room 211 1:00 2:45 Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship Education in Africa First Presentation: Entrepreneurship Training Programs in Sub- Saharan Africa: Case Studies in Kenya, Ghana, and Mozambique by Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation; Alexandria Valerio, World Bank; and Brent Parton, National Governors Association Second Presentation: Business Education in Africa: Implications for Future Research by Lutisha Vickerie, Rutgers University Moderator: Minet Schindehutte, Syracuse University Panelists: 1. Brent Parton, National Governors Association 2. Lutisha Vickerie, Rutgers University

3 2:45-3:00 Coffee Break 2 nd Floor Whitman School of Management 3:00 4:20 Paper Presentation Sessions Session 2: Social Entrepreneurship I 1. Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Integrative Model by Constant Beugré, Delaware State University 2. Success Stories of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa: Comparing South Africa and the Rest of Sub Saharan African by Edward Bewayo, Montclair State University 3. The Accounting Information Needs of the Indigenous Micro- Entrepreneur by John Parkinson, York University, Canada, George K. Riro, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya, and Nelson M Waweru, York University, Toronto, Canada 4:30 6:00 Paper Presentation Sessions Session 3A: Business initiatives 1. VCU French West Africa Project: Languages for Business and Entrepreneurship by Patricia Cummins, Virginia Commonwealth University 2. Public Service Delivery in Kenya by Irene Ngunjiri, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya 3. Information Technology and Fiscal Capacity in a Developing Country: Evidence from Ethiopia. Merima Ali, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) Norway, Bergen and Syracuse University; Abdulaziz Shifa, Syracuse University; Abebe Shimeles, African Development Bank and Firew Woldeyes, Ethiopian Development Research Institute 4. Implications of Customer Service on Customer Lifetime Value in Tourism by Arvinlucy Onditi, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo, Kenya

4 Room 002 Session 3B: Evolution de l entreprenariat en Afrique 1. L'entreprenariat au Niger des indépendances à nos jours: bilan et perspectives by Mahamane Sabiou ElhadjiKaka, IUT de l'université de Tahoua, Niger 2. Les freins au développement des PME camerounaises: Qu'en pensent les entrepreneurs camerounais? by Josée St-Pierre, Luc Foleu, Georges Abdul-Nour and Serge Nomo, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada 3. La microfinance communautaire: utopies d'hier, réalités d'aujourd hui et promesses de demain. Etudes comparatives en milieu rural au Mali by Mamadou Diallo, USSG, Bamako, Mali 6:30 8:00 Dinner Genesee Grande Hotel APRIL 18, :00 8:30 Breakfast Milton Room 8:30 10:00 Paper Presentation Sessions: Session 4: African Markets and Foreign Direct Investment 1. Competitiveness of African Economies: How Companies Analyze and Select African Countries for Foreign Direct Investment by Van Wood and Whitney Harrison, Virginia Commonwealth University 2. Human capital endowment and foreign direct investment in Africa by Teresia Kaulihowa and Charles Adjasi, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 3. The Diffusion and Impact of Cloud and Big Data among Organizations in Sub-Saharan African Communities by Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

5 10:00 11:130 Paper Presentation Sessions Session 5: Social Entrepreneurship II 1. Does Business Strategy Moderate the Relationship between Innovative Capability and Competitive Advantage? Evidence from Micro and Small Family Businesses in Ghana by Moses Acquaah, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Ahmed K. Agyapong, KNUST Business School, Kwame Nkrumah University for Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana 2. Social resources and enterprise success among micro and small women entrepreneurs in Uganda by Celestine Katongole, Makerere University Business School and John C. Munene, Makerere University Businesss School 3. Factors affecting the formation of social entrepreneurial intentions among Egyptian students by Yara Yehia, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt 4. Factors of total business success of Women Entrepreneurship. Nermine Atteya, HEC School of Business, University of Montreal and SUNY-Oswebo 11:30-1:00 Paper Presentation Sessions Session 6: Environnement Economique et l Entrepreneuriat 1. Gouvernance, investissements et croissance économique dans l'uemoa by Alexis Abodohoui, Gildas K. Magbonde and Charles Fahinde, Université d'abomey Calavi, Benin 2. Intermédiation financière et prise de risque par les banques de l'union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine by Fatimatou Bizo, Université de Tahoua, Niger 3. Constitution et mobilisation du réseau personnel des enseignants autoentrepreneurs au Sénégal: cas des enseignants créant des affaires en campagne by Serge Simen Nana and N. Ndiaye, Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP) de Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

6 1:00 2:00 Lunch Milton room 2:00-3:00 Business Meeting Milton room Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society

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