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AFRA 2013 Conference Call for Papers

Call for papers
AFRA is becoming more successful in its mission of “bridging the gap between the world of research and the world of application in accounting and finance”  with two high-rated conferences sponsored by renowned organizations such as Emeralds Group Publishing, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chapel Hill Denham, Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa, among others. Benue State University, Makurdi has joined the host of sponsors for the 2013. The theme for this year’s conference: “Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance in Developing Economies” aims to bring together leading academic scientists, practitioners, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on the current accounting and finance practices in developing economies for sustainable growth and development.
We invite you to join us in investigating the critical issues in accounting and finance in emerging economies in terms of, but not limited to:

  • The journey to IFRS and the cost implications of compliance
  • Macroeconomic and microeconomic impacts of globalization
  • Financial systems development and its impact on economic growth
  • Challenges of developing sustainable financial institutions
  • The adaption and response to the accounting scandals
  • Financial crisis and innovations
  • International and internal capital flows  
  • Regulatory impacts
  • The role of Accounting in capital market reporting
  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Challenges of effective risk management
  • Ethical and cultural issues in accounting and finance
  • Opportunities and challenges for accounting and finance practitioners

Doctoral Colloquium
The organizers plan to bring together PhD students working on topics related to the theme of the conference. The goal is to provide a forum for doctoral students to present ongoing theses to exchange ideas and to get feedbacks from experienced scholars under an international atmosphere.

Journal of Accounting and Finance, and Nigerian Journal of Banking and Finance have accepted to review the best papers for publications.

Guest Speakers

  1. Professor O. Okafor
    Professor (Emeritus) of Finance, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

  2. Samuel T. Ukura
    Auditor-General for the Federation, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Best Paper Awards
There will best paper awards to the most outstanding papers in the following categories:

  • The best paper award of $200
  • The second best paper award of $150
  • The best doctoral award $120
  • The second best doctoral award $100


  • Deadline for Submission: June 20, 2013
  • Notification to Authors: July 20, 2013
  • Camera Ready Version: September 4, 2013
  • Dates of Conference: November 4-7, 2013

Submissions should be done electronically to: conference@afra.org.ng and jachua@afra.org.ng

Makurdi - Tourism and Recreation Potentials
Makurdi town is the capital of Benue state, east-central Nigeria and just one hour flight from Abuja. It lies on the south bank of the Benue River which has a man-made beach with palm trees and other vegetation situated at the bank of the River Benue, near the new bridge. The beach is suitable for picnics, boat riding, sightseeing and recreation. The facilities include amusement parks, holiday resort, and entertainment centre among others. The beautiful River Benue Beach at Makurdi serves as a recreational spot. One can hardly keep away tourists who love recreational swimming and boating in the calm waters of Rivers Benue, characterized by a very peaceful environment.
Benue State possesses a rich and diverse cultural heritage which finds expression in colourful cloths, exotic masquerades, sophisticated music and dances. Participants will be treated to the performing Troupe of the Benue State Council for Arts and Culture which has won acclaim at national and international cultural festivals to provide a memorable entertainment to participants at the Senior Staff Club of Benue State University.

There are several good hotels such as Hallydays Hotel and Resort, Benue Hotels, Plaza Hotel, Royal Choice Inn, Empire Suits, Country Suits Hotel and Resorts, Smile View Hotel, Doo Palace Hotel, HAF Haven, Hotel Lucia, and many other excellent hotels which tourists can enjoy. Information on Makurdi Airport, Makurdi – Nigeria: http://www.prokerala.com/travel/airports/nigeria/makurdi-airport.html

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Accounting and Finance Research Association (AFRA) 2013 Conference

3 – 6 November, 2013
Royal Choice Hotel
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