Call for Papers


4th International Conference of Eastern Africa Business and Economic Watch (4th EABEW-2019)

Theme: “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation”

June 12-14, 2019, College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda, Kigali

Call for Papers


The University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics (UR-CBE) and Jönköping University-Jönköping International Business School (JU-JIBS) announce the fourth in its series of international conference of Eastern Africa Business and Economic Watch under the support of UR-Sweden –Economics and Management Sub-programme during 12-14 June 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.  The theme of the conference is “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation”. Original evidence based theoretical, methodological, empirical research, policy or practice oriented research papers on the theme are invited from researchers, academicians, industry practitioners for presentation in the conference. The papers must be evidence based, original and never submitted elsewhere for publication. The domains of the papers should be in the areas of economics and business management and any other interdisciplinary fields that contribute to socio-economic transformation that may fall in any of the defined tracks. Priority will be given to Rwanda based studies, but submissions from the rest of Africa and elsewhere are also welcomed, provided that they discuss the implications of the research findings to the Rwandan context.

Original evidence based papers are welcome in the following topics but not limited to:

  • Assessment of achievements of Vision 2020 of Rwanda
  • The Vision 2050 (the Rwanda We Want)
  • Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Agenda 2063 of Africa
  • Millennium Development Goals and the aftermath
  • Vision 2050 of East Africa
  • Energy-Growth-Environment Nexus
  • Inequality-Poverty-Growth-Environment Nexus
  • Multidimensional poverty, inequality, vulnerability, well-being
  • Productivity, growth and their social dimensions
  • Inclusive growth and development
  • Welfare program and policies
  • Effects of regional cooperation and integration
  • Intra-African trade, opportunities, challenges and barriers for Rwanda
  • Urbanization and development of infrastructure services
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Economics
  • Applied Economics (Health, Energy, Utilities, Gender, etc.,)
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Managing family business enterprises
  • Small business management
  • Private sector development and Triple Helix effects
  • Competitiveness of firms, industry and nations
  • Role of government in promotion of SMEs
  • Corporate governance
  • Marketing and branding
  • Leadership and organizational behavior
  • Strategic management
  • Supply chain management
  • Human resource management
  • Human capital development
  • Labour market dynamics
  • Migration and labour market nexus
  • Financial management, micro-finance and development
  • Fintech
  • Services Management (Banks, Insurance, Financial, Consultancy etc.,)
  • Management of Cooperatives
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial policy and management
  • Accounting and Management Control
  • Agribusiness management
  • Information technology in management
  • Indigenous knowledge, homegrown solutions, innovation, development and job creation
  • Rural development and agribusiness
  • Sustainable tourism and tourism management
  • Ecotourism and Hospitality Management
  • Knowledge-based economic development
  • Accountable institutions, governance and economic development
  • Leadership
  • Women in Management and Leadership


A selection of high quality papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in international peer reviewed journals, as special issues. No conference fee is applied, but participants are expected to cover their travelling and accommodation expenses.





Venue and dates of the conference


University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, Rwanda. The specific venue of the conference is Nobleza Hotel in Kicukiro-Bugesera Road ( The conference will be held during 12-14 June 2019. 


Preconference Roundtable:


There shall be a Pre-conference Roundtable on Corporate Governance consisting of researchers, practitioners and industry stakeholders from USA, Europe, and Africa on the evening of 11th June 2019.  It shall take place at UR-CBE Gikondo campus.


Full Paper Submission

Save your full paper in a file with your name _title of the paper. Then the full papers should be uploaded before 30th April 2019 by clicking either UR link or Drop Box Link:

Drop Box Link:


The contacts (email and mobile number) of the corresponding author should be clearly mentioned on the coverage of the paper.



Submission of full papers (preferably 6,000-10,000 words, typed, 1 spaced in Times New

Roman, 12 Font Size, 3 cm margin all around, in PDF format): 30th April 2019

Deadline for participation registration: 10th May 2019

Publication of conference programme: 15th May 2019

Conference days: 12-14 June 2019

Submission of Revised Full Papers for publication: 26th August 2019

Registration and Fees 

All participants (authors and general public) will be required to register by 10th May 2019 on payment of prescribed fees in USD or equivalent Rwandan Francs to access the conference venue.  Apply by indicating the thematic area of interest and indicate the mode of payment of the registration fee (Bank transfer or on-site). Registration Fees cover 

  • Entrance to all sessions
  • Conference materials
  • Local transport to and from the Conference Venue

Discounts are available for early registration and students as indicated in the table below:



Early registration:

Standard registration:

Late registration: 

Until May 14th 2019(included) USD

May 15th-June10th 2019 (included) USD

paid at the gate on arrival

11th-14th June 2019 (USD)












4th EABEW 2019 International Steering Committee


  • Prof. Phillip Cotton, Vice-Chancellor, UR, Patron
  • Dr. Gasheja Faustin, Acting Principal, CBE-UR, Chair
  • Prof. Jerker Moodysson, Dean and MD, JIBS, JU, Co-Chair
  • Prof. Almas Heshmati, Department of Economics, JIBS, Member
  • Lars Hartvigson, Team Leader, E&M Sub-Programme JIBS, Member
  • Prof. Bideri Ishuheri Nyamulinda, Acting Director Research & Innovation, CBE-UR Member
  • Prof. Rama B. Rao, Team Leader, E&M Sub-Programme, CBE-UR, Secretary


4th EABEW 2019 Scientific Committee


  • Prof. Almas Heshmati, Department of Economics, JIBS, Chair
  • Prof. Herman Musahara, Department of Economics, CBE-UR, Co-Chair
  • Prof. Scott Hacker, Department of Economics, JIBS, Member,
  • Prof. Olof Brunninge, Department of Business Administration, JIBS, Member
  • Prof. Ethel Brundin, Associate Dean of Research, JIBS, Member
  • Prof. Yitbarek Takele, Business Administration, Addis Ababa University, Addis, Ethiopia, Member
  • Dr. Liberata Mukamana, Department of Economics, CBE-UR, Secretary                       


4th EABEW 2019 Organizing Committee


  • Prof. Rama B. Rao, Team Leader, E&M Sub-Programme, CBE-UR Chair
  • Prof. Bideri Ishuheri Nyamulinda, Acting Director Research & Innovation, CBE- UR Member
  • Dr. Francois Niragire, Acting Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, CBE-UR, Member
  • Dr. Jonas Barayandema, Acting Dean, School of Business, CBE-UR, Member
  • Dr. Muhoza N. Dieudonne, Acting Dean, School of Economics, CBE-UR, Member
  • Mr. Mupenzi Gashugi Celestin, Budget Officer, UR, Member
  • Dr. Johnson Bosco Rukundo, Deputy Team Leader, E&M Sub-Programme, CBE-UR, Secretary


For further details please contact:


Prof. Rama B. Rao                                                              Dr. Johnson Bosco Rukundo

Chair, Organizing Committee                                             Secretary, Organizing Committee

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