10th African Accounting and Finance conference: Contribution of Accounting and Finance to African Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Sep 01, 2020
Cairo, Egypt
Apr 30, 2020





10th African Accounting and Finance conference
Contribution of Accounting and Finance to African Sustainability and Entrepreneurship
First Call for Papers
The African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA), established in 2011, is Africa’s continent-wide accounting and finance academic association. One of the distinguishing features
of AAFA is to embrace all African regions including Anglophone and Francophone countries. The quality and reputation of AAFA’s activities are reflected in its wide membership across Africa and the close involvement of leading African Diaspora academics from universities across the globe.
The African Accounting and Finance Conference brings together established scholars (from within the continent, the diaspora and beyond), early career researchers (including graduate students), policymakers, and practitioners to debate on contemporary issues in accounting and finance. The Conference will feature parallel sessions in English and French. The University of Cairo is very proud to host the 10th edition of the African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) Conference. University of Cairo is the second oldest institution of higher education in Egypt. It was founded and funded as the Egyptian University by a committee of citizens with royal patronage in 1908 and became a state institution in 1925. Following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, it was renamed as Cairo University. The University currently enrolls approximately 250,000 students in 26 faculties. It counts three Nobel Laureates among its graduates and is one of the 50th largest institutions of higher education in the world by enrolment and is ranked among the 301-400 universities (Shanghai Ranking, 2019).
Research areas of interest to the Conference
The conference welcomes full paper submissions in area(s) of accounting and finance including, but not limited to:
· Financial Accounting and Reporting
· Auditing and Internal Audit
· Financial Management
· Management Accounting and Control
· Taxation
· Accounting Information Systems
· Integrated Reporting
· International Financial Reporting Standards
· Accounting History and Developments
· Public sector accounting and finance
· Accounting Education and Training
· Professional Ethics and Standards
· Non-profit Accounting
· Sustainability Accounting and/or Reporting
· Social and Environmental Accounting
· Corporate finance
· Corporate Social Responsibility
· IFRS for Small and Medium Entities (SMEs)
· International Finance and Financial Markets
· SME accounting and finance
· Regulation of Accounting and Financial Services
· Accountability and Governance
· International Public Sector Accounting Standards
· Accounting and Finance in Oil and Gas
Submission of Manuscripts
Submissions in English should be sent electronically to conference@aafassociation.com with subject line: 2020 AAFC English Track. Submissions in French should be sent electronically to conference@aafassociation.com with subject line: 2020 AAFC Français. Only full papers, including an abstract of no more than 300 words, will be considered. Authors’ names and details (affiliations and addresses, including that of co-authors), and email address of the corresponding author should appear on a separate cover page. By submitting a paper, you agree that, if the paper is accepted, you or one of your co-authors undertakes to present it during the conference.
In addition, one author should not be listed as presenter for more than two submissions. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is Thursday 30 April 2020. Authors are encouraged
to register upon acceptance of their paper, and in any case the corresponding author (or the presenter) must register no later than 30 June 2020 (also deadline for early bird registration/payment). For enquiries, please contact the AAFA Secretariat. For local enquiries, please contact Dr. Nancy Mahmoud at the Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University nancy_m_mahmoud@foc.cu.edu.eg.
Emerging Scholars Colloquium
The 2020 AAFA Annual Emerging Scholars Colloquium will take place on Monday, 31 August 2020 at the Faculty of Commerce, University of Cairo. The colloquium aims to bring together
young researchers (doctoral and MPhil Students) to present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from established scholars in the field and to network with their peers and other delegates. Submissions to the Colloquium (in English or French) should be sent electronically to conference@aafassociation.com with the subject line: 2020 AAFA ESC. Submissions should include a full paper, including an abstract of no more than 500 words, and a cover paper with details of the author(s). The deadline for submission of manuscripts for this session is Thursday 30 April 2020. The Emerging Scholars Colloquium will feature a qualitative and quantitative research methodology workshop led by established scholars in the areas.
Supporting Journals
AAFA 2020 is supported by a number of high-profile journals including Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE), Cogent Business & Management (Accounting, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics), Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, and Audit Comptabilité Contrôle: Recherches Appliquées (Association Francophone de Comptabilite). Furthermore, AAFA has its own peer-refereed journal – African Accounting and Finance Journal (AAFJ).

Key dates

· Deadline for conference and colloquium papers Thursday 30th April 2020

· Notification of acceptance for papers and submissions: Friday 29th May 2020

· Early bird registration: Monday 30 June 2020

· Final date for registration: Monday 3rd August 2020

· Emerging Scholar’s Colloquium: Monday 31 August 2020

· Main Conference: 1st – 3rd September 2020

Registration and Fee

Please see the attached leaflet

Accommodation and other practical information


Delegates should make their own accommodation arrangements with Safir Hotel and details of

how to access preferential rates will be communicated in due course. There are also a number of

cheaper hotels around the conference venue and a list will be communicated in due course.

Organizing Committee

Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen (President AAFA, University of Essex, UK)

Professor Magdy Abdel-Kader (Conference Chair, University of Cairo, Egypt)

Professor Tarek Hassaneen (Conference Coordinator, University of Cairo, Egypt)

Dr Ibrahim Bedi (Vice President AAFA, University of Ghana, Ghana)

Professor Stephen Nkundabanyanga (Treasurer AAFA, Makerere University, Uganda)

Ms Mariaan Roos (Secretary AAFA, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Dr Olayinka Moses (Diaspora Representative AAFA, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

Dr Philippe Lassou (Francophone Representative AAFA, University of Guelph, Canada)

International Scientific Committee

Professor Ven Tauringana, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Jane. O. M. Ande, University of Jos, Nigeria

Dr Philippe Lassou, University of Guelph, Canada

Dr Serge Agbodjo, Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, France

Professor Lesley Stainbank, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Professor Shahzad Uddin, University of Essex, UK

Dr Kemo Balde, CESAG Business School, Senegal

Dr Allasane Ouattara, CESAG Business School, Senegal

Professor Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, UK

Dr Jyoti Devi (Brinda) Mahadeo, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Professor Trevor Hopper, Universities of Sussex & Essex, UK

Professor Mathew Tsamenyi, China Europe International Business School, Ghana.

Mr Heri Rakotovololona, ESC Rennes, France

Pr. Alain Kenmogne Simo, Université de Yaoundé II, Cameroon

Professor Tony van Zijl, Wellington School of Business and Government, New Zealand

Associate Professor Noor Houqe, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Professor Stephen Nkundabanyanga, Makerere University, Uganda

Professor Charles Cho, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.

Dr Bedi Ibrahim, University of Ghana, Ghana

Professor Kabiru Dandago Isa, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

Dr Dimu Ehalaiye, Massey University, New Zealand

Dr Dila Agrizzi, University of Essex, UK.

Dr Salisu Abubakar, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Dr Surendranath Rakesh Jory, University of Southampton, UK.

Dr Jean-Michel Sahut, IDRAC Business School, France.

Dr Olayinka Moses, Wellington School of Business and Government, New Zealand.

Dr David Mathuva, Strathmore University, Kenya

Dr Siasa Mzenzi, University of Dar Es Salaam Business School, Tanzania.

Dr Kayode Fasua, Nigerian College of Accountancy, Nigeria.

Professor Hisham Farag, University of Birmingham, UK.

Professor Hakim Ben Othman, American University of Malta, Malta

Professor Said El Mezouari, Universite Hassan 1er, Morocco.

Professor Khaled Hussainey, University of Portsmouth, UK

Dr Zakaria Benghazala, Universite Hassan 1er, Morocco.

Dr Karim Sorour, Northumbria University, UK

Dr Hadiza Moussa Saley, CESAG Business School, Sénégal


Miss Laura Achiro

Secretariat Manager 

African Accounting and Finance Association 

Email: info@aafassociation.com 

 Dr Yinka Moses

AAFA Diaspora Representative

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Email: yinka.moses@vuw.ac.nz


Dr. Nancy Mahmoud

Faculty of Commerce

Cairo University

Email: nancy_m_mahmoud@foc.cu.edu.eg


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