1st Chike Okoli International Conference on Entrepreneurship (COICE1)


Location: Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

Event Date/Time: Feb 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 21, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Dec 31, 2007
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Persisting stagnation and in some cases deterioration in the development indices of most countries in Africa has continued to resonate the need for other alternative approaches for development in the continent. Emerging evidence suggests rather forcefully that entrepreneurship is one of those pragmatic approaches that could fast track Africa’s trajectory to development. Entrepreneurship therefore has emerged as a legitimate approach for stimulating economic development and fostering rapid transformation of even the most backward economy. The imperativeness of integrating entrepreneurship culture in the mainstream development plan of economies in Africa is therefore not debatable. Incidentally, limited efforts have been directed in this regard, thus creating serious gap that requires urgent research and policy attention.

Conference Objective

Given the above, the 1st Chike Okoli International Conference on Entrepreneurship hopes to create opportunity for entrepreneurs, scholars, and policy makers to galvanize ideas that would provide credible solutions on the best approach for integrating entrepreneurship into the development agenda of countries in Africa and indeed other regions of the world with development challenges.

Conference Tracks/Sub-themes:

The conference is intended to be broad based and multi-disciplinary. Accordingly empirical and conceptual papers are invited in the following and other areas particularly as they relate to Africa’s development:

  • Entrepreneurship and public policy
  • Entrepreneurship education and development
  • Enterprise development and growth
  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Specialised entrepreneurship (technopreneur, cyberpreneur, agripreneur, bioentrepreneur etc)
  • Entrepreneurship and ethics
  • Entrepreneurship and globalisation
  • Export entrepreneurship
  • Gender entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and strategic thinking
  • Family business and entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Technological entrepreneurship
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Institutional entrepreneurship
  • Drivers of entrepreneurial firms



Additional Information

Format for Submission
  1. Submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. Accepted manuscripts will be published in a Conference Proceedings. Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in any of the sponsoring journals. All papers should have a maximum of 300 words of abstract as well as an Introduction. All papers must not be longer than 20 pages (all inclusive) and double-spaced.
  2. Papers must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review elsewhere
  3. They should be in Times New Roman font, 12pt with 1” margin on all four sides.
  4. All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.
  5. The paper should have two covers. The first cover contains the title, full authorship, institutional affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses. Another cover that indicates the title and the abstract should then follow; this will be used for anonymous reviewing. The full paper should follow the second cover.
  6. All submission should be made be e-mailed to: Dr Anayo Nkamnebe (nkamnebe@yahoo.com) in word document format.
  7. Payment should be made upon acceptance by 30th December 2007 for your paper to be included in the proceeding. Conference registration of N10, 000 for local participants and US$500 for international participants covers conference materials, conference proceedings, tea breaks, and lunch.