Faculty of Management Sciences International Conference

THEME: MANAGING NIGERIA ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION: LESSONS FROM OTHER CLIMES

LEAD PAPER PRESENTER: MR. ISAAC OKOROAFOR (DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION, CBN)

KEY NOT SPEAKER: DR ABRAHAM NWANKWO (FORMER DIRECTOR-GENERAL, DEBT MANAGEMENT OFFICE, ABUJA)

OBJECTIVES:

Nigeria has the potential to become a major player in the global economy by virtue of its human and natural resources endowment. This potential has remained relatively untapped over the years because of over-reliance on the downstream sector of the economy. The growth of Nigeria has continued to be driven by consumption and high oil prices. Previous economic policies left the country ill-prepared for the collapse of crude oil prices and production. The structure of the economy remains highly import dependent, consumption driven and undiversified. The central question in the minds of Nigerians today is: What is government doing to pull the economy out of the present situation? Tough time requires tough and bold actions. This is where economic diversification comes in with the aim of restoring growth and macroeconomic stability, industrialization, Agriculture, Powe sector, energy flow, investing in our people, infrastructural development as well as building a competitive economy.

The conference is therefore a critical effort towards bringing together scholars, researchers and policy makers from all fields of endeavour to search for ideas and proffer solutions to the problem and challenges associated with diversification and lessons from other countries. The conference will be underpinned by the need to generate strong advocacy capable of helping individuals, firms, institutions and Government to pull through the economic stronghold of managing diversification.

VENUE: UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

DATE: NOVEMBER 27TH – 29TH, 2018

TIME: 9AM- 6PM DAILY

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Abstracts should be between 100 – 250 words. Full papers should not exceed 6000 words; Font 12 and 1.5 spacing. APA referencing style (6th edition) is required.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FINAL PAPER: 15TH NOVEMBER, 2018

All submissions must be emailed as word attachment to the Faculty Conference e-mail: 2018fmsintlconference@unizik.edu.ng   All the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. A number of selected and reviewed papers will be considered for publication in sponsoring journals.

SPONSORING JOURNALS

  • Journal of African Business
  • Journal of Management Sciences
  • African Journal of Business and Economic Research

REGISTRATION

Participants based in Nigeria  – N20,000

Participants based outside Nigeria  – $150

Students based in Nigeria  – N10,000

Students based outside Nigeria   – $100

PAYMENT DETAILS:

All payment should be made directly to:

BANK: FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

ACCOUNT NO: 2015931544

ACCOUNT NAME: FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES CONFERENCE

DOLLAR ACCOUNT NO: 2031817954

BANK NAME: FIRST BANK NIGERIA PLC

FMS International Conference Sub-themes

  • Sectoral policies before and during diversification
  • Evolution of Diversification in an economy
  • Development thoughts, policies and economic management during and after diversification
  • Diversification: Quagmire and Solutions
  • Diversification – Cross Country Evidence
  • Diversification: Lessons form other countries
  • Central Bank and the management of Diversification in economies
  • Industrializing Africa Through Economic Diversification
  • Challenges of Mono economy
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Diversification
  • Loan Syndication
  • Exchange Rate Management
  • Export-Import Potentials
  • Agro-preneurship
  • Financial Sector Reforms
  • Interest Rate Management
  • Growth-Led Diversification
  • Green Alternatives
  • Solid Minerals and Extractive Industries
  • After Oil, what next?
  • Accounting for Diversification
  • Leadership and Diversification
  • Budgeting Process for Diversification
  • Diversification and Poverty Reduction
  • Human Capital and Diversification
  • SMEDAN Diversification Issues
  • Curriculum Development and Diversification
  • Micro-finance and economic Diversification
  • Designing and Developing Technological Solutions for Diversification
  • Medical Tourism and economic Diversification

PROF. JOSEPH E. AHANEKU, VICE CHANCELLOR, (CHIEF HOST)

PROF. FRANCIS OKAFOR, FORMER DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR, CHAIRMAN, OPENING CEREMONY   

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS

PROF CHIZOBA EKWUEME, DEAN, FMS (HOST)

PROF PATRIC AKPAN, CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN, 08033373788

DR GIDEON EZU, CONFERENCE SECRETARY, 08032932828