• President's inaugural speech at the 20th Conference



The official Youtube channel for the AABD, with content from our conferences.



AABD Constitution

The official constitution for the African Association of Business Development.

AABD Constitution

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About The AABD

The Academy of African Business and Development is an annual conference attended by renowned scholars and practitioners with interest in Africa. There were other participants from leading global academic institutions across the globe.

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Summer 2020 update from the President

Welcome to this website! I hope you are keeping safe from the coronavirus.  Because of COVID-19, we had to cancel our 2020 annual conference planned for Edmonton, Canada. We were expecting more than 200 delegates for this conference and this number of attendees would have made the conference one of our most attended conferences in recent years

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Join The AABD today!

You are invited to join Academy of African Business and Development today. Your membership benefits includes subscription to the AABD-sponsored Journal of African Business, the premier academic and professional publication on African business and development research.

Ways to Get Involved



Journal of African Business receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its Editorial Manager site located at http://www.editorialmanager.com/wjab. Editorial Manager allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-base platform. Editorial Manager technical support can be accessed at http://www.editorialmanager.com/robohelp/10.1/index.htm.

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Past Conferences

AABD Proceedings are the official publication outlet for peer/blind-reviewed manuscripts for AABD annual conferences. Unless decided otherwise by the AABD Executive Committee, AABD Conference Proceedings will publish only fully conceptualized and complete papers, not abstracts or works in progress. Correspondence regarding AABD Conference Proceedings should be addressed to the AABD Proceedings Editor, email: aabdproceedings@aabd.org

  1. 19th IAABD Annual Conference, 2018

    Graduate School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa

    Sustainable African Development and Self Reliance: Building Economic Bridges in a Multi-Polar World
  2. 18th IAABD Annual Conference, 2017

    Georgia State University, Department of Marketing

    Accelerating Sustainable Development in Africa: The Roles of Businesses, Entrepreneurs, the Middle Class and Global Partners
  3. 17th IAABD Annual Conference, 2016

    Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)

    Good Governance and Business Policies towards Sustainable African Business and Development

Simon Pierre Sigué (PhD, HEC Montreal)


Norma Juma (PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, USA)


James B. Abugre (PhD, Swansea University)

Executive Secretary

Kobby Mensah (PhD, Sheffield)

Vice President – Communications