Hosted by: Makerere University Business School, Kampala – Uganda


Deadline for submission of papers: June 20, 2018

2018 Conference Chair
Dr. Isaac Nkote

2018 Deputy Chair
Assoc. Prof. Stephen Nkundabanyanga

The 23rd Annual International Management Conference provides an important forum for interaction of different ideas in business and management between the academician, researchers, government and practitioners. It enhances the understanding of all functional areas of business and management. This conference offers an outlet for high quality refereed research on all aspects of business and management.
The theme of the conference is: THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY

Conference Tracks >>

Panel Discussions at the Conference
Topic 1: Emerging Issues in the Financial Sector (Prof. Yunus Mohammed, Grameen Bank)
Topic 2: Current Issues in the Accountability Sector in Africa
Topic 3: Public Private Partnership and Development Impact

Scientific Committee

Assoc. Prof. Jimmy Senteza
Dr. Rachel. Mindra. K.
Dr. Twaaha Kawaase
Prof. Waswa Balunywa
Prof. Peter Rosa Ms.Rebecca Namatovu
Ms. Waliya Gwokyalya
Dr. Anthony Kakooza Assoc. Prof. Laura Orobia
Dr. Joseph Kizito Bada
Assoc. Prof. Muhammed Ngoma
Assoc. Prof. Vincent Bagire
Assoc. Prof. Moses Muhwezi
Dr. Rogers Matama
Dr. N. Rudaherwana
Prof. Pascal Ngoboka
Dr. Annet Nabatanzi
Dr. Timothy Esemu
Dr. Isaac Magoola
Dr. Ernest Abaho

Paper submission
The expected paper submissions should be related to the sub-themes under a specific track and authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the conference in September 11-14, 2018.

Doctoral symposium –September 11, 2018
i. The PhD symposium is a forum that enables doctoral students present their research work to peers and with a panel of experts engage in critical discussions and get constructive feedback. Further, the PhD Symposium will discuss the emerging paradigm of the statement of opportunity verse statement of problem.
ii. PhD students are invited to send full concepts paper, or extract of their proposal and pilot stage work of up to 6-8 pages of technical content. The papers will be reviewed for overall quality and expected benefit to the other doctoral students attending by the MUBS, Director of PhD programme for acceptance of the paper.
iii. Preference will be given to students who are at concept, proposal and middle of their PhD work while for those students at the end of their PhD are encouraged to submit papers for the main conference tracks.
Academic Conference – September 12-13, 2018
An academic forum aimed at bringing together scholars to present their research work and findings, exchange professional critique and network.
Business forum – September 14, 2018
This forum addresses topical business, management and economic issues with a view to transferring the learning to intellectual business development and growth.

Call for Papers schedule
Timely submission of the papers is critical to the success of the conference. Therefore the following dates should be considered as critical.
Important Dates:
Deadline           Expectation
June 08, 2018    Submission of full paper
June 20, 2018    Notification of and feedback on paper
July 14, 2018      Deadline for submission of revised paper

Presenting the Paper
Authors will be invited to present their papers at the Conference. We encourage every invited author to make efforts to attend and present his/her paper.

Publication in the Makerere Business Journal (MBJ) series
Best papers will be published in the MBJ after review by the Editorial Committee to conform the required quality.

Submission Guidelines
Papers must not be more than 7,000 words and should be prepared in accordance with the standard Research Paper Template.

Registration Information
Registration fees will be as per the table below to cater for meals and conference materials.
Participant category                                                 Fees per person
International (Non-Ugandan/ East African)                            $300
East Africa (Ugandans/Residents)                                          $150
Students (International)                                                         $150
East Africa (Students)                                                             $100
Students attending only the Doctoral Symposium                 $50
Accompanying persons (Children/Spouses)                              $100
Excursion-Optional (destinations to be announced later)        $100

The Participants will have an excursion to the Queen Elizabeth National Park in South Western Uganda. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. You will be able to see Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest. The Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill stork. (Participant will just pay the Park entrance fees of $35)

Airport Pickup and Hotel Accommodation

  • International delegates will be picked from Entebbe International Airport. MUBS will provide transport to and fro Mbarara in comfortable buses.
  • Hotel Accommodation ranges from 30 dollars to 100 dollars in Mbarara and arrangements have been made to book you into hotels of your choice.
  • Delegates who wish to be resident are advised to secure accommodation at a hotel selected by the Organizing Committee at discounted rates or within the conference venue proximity. The Organizing Committee can make accommodation arrangements for individuals on request.Welcome to the 23rd Annual International Management Conference in Mbarara, Uganda.

    Conference ContactsFor correspondence and enquiry, please contact the Conference Chair or Coordinator via;
    Makerere University Business School, Plot 21A, Portbell Road P. O. Box, 1337, Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256-414-338112; Fax: +256-414-505921 Email:;
    Website: for Authors >>

Submission of full papers
Full papers should be submitted taking into account the following format:
1. Each submission should be related to the major theme or at least one of the sub-themes.
2. Each submission should have a title.
3. Abstracts should have 200 to 600 words.
4. Full papers should have 2000 to 7000 words, in English.
5. Author(s) with names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses should be included.
6. Each author making a submission should necessarily suggest at least one or two (accordingly to the submission option selected) and a maximum of two reviewers for the open review of the submitted abstract or full paper according to the acceptation policy stated above.
7. Authors should submit their work with the following font type and size.
– Times New Roman Font Type
– 12 Font Size
Full papers should be sent via the conference web site by filling the respective form and uploading the respective paper. If the conference web site is not accessible for you, you can also make your submission by email.

Audio visual Equipment
The audio visual equipment provided for most meetings will be a screen, LCD Projector, and a laptop. Any other equipment, if needed, will have to be supplied by the presenter.

Submission of Papers
Conference Activities
Conference Tracks