SBF International Entrepreneurship Conference explores best methods of teaching entrepreneurship for Southern Africa
The School of Business and Finance (SBF) will host its 5th UWC Entrepreneurship Conference at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton, Cape Town on 28 – 29 September 2017.
We invite all academic scholars, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, at all levels, to join in exploring Evidence-Based Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education in the Southern African Region.
The scholarly debates of the last decade or so have produced some consensus around the value of entrepreneurship education - as management guru Peter Drucker noted, entrepreneurship is “a discipline and, like any discipline, it can be learned (and of course, taught)”.
But one thing has remained unclear about entrepreneurship education: determining which curriculum and pedagogy best fits an economy or sub-region. Without resolving this fundamental aspect of entrepreneurship education as a discipline, we might find it difficult to determine any measure of progress to advance the discipline.
So this conference is an opportunity to hold debates, talks and discussions around the School’s vision of nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.
The aim is to elicit evidence-based debate and conversation which will suggest best practices for the future of entrepreneurship education for optimal economic benefits and human development in the SADC region.
Contributions covering any of the following or related sub-themes are welcome:
- Sub-Theme 1: Entrepreneurial Learning
- Sub-Theme 2: Township Economy
- Sub-Theme 3: Entrepreneurial Finance
- Sub-Theme 4: Sustainable Rural Development
- Sub-Theme 5: Critical Skills required for Members of Co-operatives in Fishing Communities
This is not an exhaustive list, and papers are welcome in other related areas.
Registration for South African entrepreneurs, academics and researchers costs R1 000, and students can be part of the conference at R500 each. The cost for international delegates is $100.
Submission of Abstracts: 30 June 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 2 weeks after submission
Registration for Presenters & Delegates: 31 July 2017
Submission of Full Papers: 31 August 2017
All submissions should be made to: email@example.com using the abstract and full paper templates available on the conference website
For any organisational issues regarding the conference (accommodation booking, transfers from and/or to the airport, visa letters, special dietary needs, etc.) please contact the UWC School of Business and Finance on + 27 (0)21 959 2595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.