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(In Conjunction with the 14th Edition of the DBA-Africa Management Review Journal)


Conference Aims and Objectives

Evidence has shown that there are opportunities to bridge the “silo” divide between researchers and policy makers, and learn from these experiences through accelerating the integration of research into the policymaking agenda. In order to facilitate this integration, in October 2024, The Department of Business Administration (DBA) will host the 9th Virtual DBA-Africa Management Review (DBA-AMR) Conference aiming to bring together academic scientists; leading researchers and research scholars; policymakers; and, government/industry representatives to discuss how to  fully harness research in shaping the future of management for sustainability of communities. The aim of the conference is to enable inclusive problem solving that brings together researchers and theorist from different business and management disciplines with public policy specialists and the many stakeholder communities in redouble policy efforts guided by evidence  as a real change mover in strengthening  the research-policy interface.


THEME:  Harnessing Management Research for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities


  1. Governance and Policy Research for Sustainability of Communities.
  2. Marketing Research for Sustainability of Communities.
  3. Innovation and Disruption: Strategies for Successful Sustainability of Communities
  4. Adopting to a Changing Human Resource Landscape for Sustainability of Communities.


Benefits to participants

  1. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with academicians, researchers and practitioners in Business Management and Administration.
  2. Paper presenters will get an opportunity to present their study findings and get useful feedback from the participants.
  3. All participants will get a certificate of participation.



  • Conference abstracts to be published as a special edition of the “Book of Abstracts”.
  • Selected papers will be invited to publish in the DBA- Africa Management Review Journal Special Conference Edition (ISSN: 2224-2023).



Paper presenters should submit abstracts of not more than 300 words to: dbamr­ or Prof. Kennedy Ogollah email:


We welcome both empirical and theoretical academic papers and strongly encourage that abstracts and papers are aligned with any one of the above themes.



  1. All papers be submitted in .doc or .docx format (such as Microsoft Word). We will not accept PDF submission.
  2. During the conference proceeding, the listed approaches will be acceptable; research papers, presentations, TED talks, fishbowls, and any other creative/innovative methods of sharing ideas.
  3. Full paper articles should be approximately 7,000-8,000 words in length and should not exceed 10 pages.While we understand some papers must be longer, if a paper (except for data and instructions) is longer than the aforementioned length it may be rejected without review.



Abstract submission deadline 30th July, 2024
Notification of Abstract acceptance 5th August, 2024
Full paper submission 13th September, 2024
Notification of Full paper acceptance 27th September, 2024
Registration Presenters 5th August, 2024 – 30th September, 2024
Registration Non-Presenters 5th August, 2024 – 14th October, 2024




University of Nairobi undergraduate students Kshs 600
University of Nairobi postgraduate students Kshs 1,000
University of Nairobi Staff Kshs 1,200
Participants from East Africa Kshs 2,000
Other participants USD 50


Conference Coordination:

Prof. Kennedy Ogollah:  : Minneh Kamau:

For details on registration for the DBA-AMR Conference 2024, please visit the UON Research week registration website:


Conference Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Conference offers an opportunity to corporate organizations to become a sponsor during the Conference.