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Author Guidelines

Participants are invited to submit their full papers under two streams: peer reviewed [longer papers from academics] and non- peer reviewed [shorter papers from practitioners].


Management in the private and public sector, practical applications of successful management models, and future development and emerging trends in the management of private and public sectors. The topics can include but are not limited to: general management, resource management, quality management, planning and budgeting, management performance, monitoring and evaluation, leadership, management competencies, self-management, ethics, sustainable development, change management, risk management, knowledge management, human capital development, business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship and innovation, human resource management, organizational behaviour, organizational theory, and business and organizational research methods.

1. The full paper should be prepared as follows:

  • Designation:
  • Affiliation with full address:
  • Telephone
  • E-mail Address:


  • The paper should be in ONE MS WORD FILE only.
  • When emailing, the SUBJECT COLUMN should indicate: Conference Paper for review in the area of (please specify area in terms of the above mentioned topics)
  • Abstract alone will not be considered for review. The author is required to submit the complete paper including the abstract.
  • The paper should be original and authors’ own work. It should not have been published previously

2. PAPER TITLE: The title of the paper should be in a 13 point Times New Roman Font. It should be bold typed, centred and fully capitalised.

3. AUTHOR NAME(S) & AFFILIATIONS: The author(s) full name, designation, affiliation(s), address, phone number, and email address should be in italics and in 12 point Times New Roman. It must be centered underneath the title.

4. ABSTRACT: Abstract should be fully italicized, not exceeding 300 words. It must be informative and a good summary of the entire paper.

5. KEYWORDS: Abstract must be followed by a list of five keywords.

6. PAPER: The paper should be in BRITISH ENGLISH prepared on a standard A4 size PORTRAIT SETTING PAPER. It must be prepared on a single space and single column with 1” margin set for top, bottom, left and right. It should be typed in 12 point Times New Roman Font with page numbers centred at the bottom of every page. It must be thoroughly edited and should be free from grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.

7. HEADINGS: All the headings should be in a 13 point Times New Roman Font. These must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalised. Leave a blank line before each heading.

8. SUB-HEADINGS: All sub-headings should be in a 12 point Times New Roman Font. These must be bold-faced, left aligned and fully capitalised.

9. MAIN TEXT: The main text should follow the following sequence:

  • REVIEW OF LITERATURE [for peer reviewed paper by academics]
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS [optional]

The main text should be in 12 point Times New Roman Font, single spaced and justified. The paper should preferably not exceed 6000 words for peer reviewed papers. The paper should preferably not exceed 3000 words for non-peer reviewed papers.

10. FIGURES and TABLES: should be simple, centered and separately numbered and embedded in the body text. Titles must be above the table/figure. Sources of data should be mentioned below the table/figure. Please ensure that tables/figures are referred to in the main text.

12. REFERENCES: The list of all references should be alphabetically arranged. The author(s) should mention only those references that have been utilized in the preparation of the paper. Follow Harvard Style of Referencing

The author(s) are supposed to follow the references as per the following:

All works cited in the text (including sources for tables and figures) should be listed alphabetically.

  • Use (ed.) for one editor, and (eds.) for multiple editors.
  • When listing two or more works by one author, use --- (20xx), such as after Kohl (1997), use --- (2001), etc, in chronologically ascending order.
  • Indicate (opening and closing) page numbers for articles in journals and for chapters in books.
  • The title of books and journals should be in italics. Double quotation marks are used for titles of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, reports, working papers, unpublished material, etc.
  • For titles in a language other than English, provide an English translation in parentheses.
  • The location of endnotes within the text should be indicated by superscript numbers.

Full Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2014.

Papers can be submitted online via this link

Full papers should be forwarded by email to: 

Conference Coordinator
Dr Jashwini Narayan
Email: narayan_ja(at) 

Conference Secretary
Susan Tafuna’i-Mani
Email: tafunaimani_s(at)


The conference review committee will consider all papers received by the submission deadline to ensure the topic is relevant to the conference theme. All papers will also be blind reviewed by members of the committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the outline described has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, that the standard of English is adequate, and that the paper is appropriately referenced. The authors of abstracts that are accepted for presentation will receive a notification of paper acceptance by 15 October 2014


The copyright of the accepted papers resides with the authors. Please advise if you DO NOT wish your accepted paper to be published electronically in the conference proceedings on the conference website and/or in CD-ROM.

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