Call for Abstracts

The Organising Committee of the inaugural International Conference themed: Global Trends in Management, IT and Governance in an e-World (e-MIG 2017), to be co-hosted by the Open University of Mauritius (OU), Mauritius and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) College of Law and Management Studies, South Africa would like to call for the submission of abstracts for this multidisciplinary conference.

The conference aims to bring together academics and researchers from a range of disciplines in the Management, Information Technology (IT), Law and Governance to share expertise and showcase global trends in an e-World. The Conference also serves as a platform for the development of leadership, capacity, and scholarship in the African region.

As part of the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, its proceedings will amongst others, focus on the following themes and sub-themes:
 e-Management ● Ethics and Business Management ● e-Commerce and Entrepreneurship ● Leadership and Business Performance ● Management in the African context ● Decolonising the Management Teaching Curriculum ● Modern Trends in Marketing ● Modern Trends in Supply Chain Management ● Modern Trends in Human Resource Management ● Legislative Initiatives in Management ● Research Management

 e-Learning ● e-Commerce ● Internet of Things (IoTs) ● Technology in Education ● e-Waste ● Institutional policies on e-learning ● Copyright and Intellectual property ● IT & Plagiarism ● Security, Privacy & Trust ● Cybercrime & Cyber security ● Networks and Communications ● Risk Management ● Big Data & Analytics ● Smart Cities ● Cloud Computing ● Legislative Initiatives in IT ● Biomedics & e- Health ● Software Development ● Biometrics ● Pervasive Computing

 E-Governance ● Legislative Initiatives in Governance ● Democratic Decentralisation ● Capacity Development ● Local Economic Development ● Sustainable Development Goals ● Disaster Risk Management


Anonymised Abstracts are invited for submission in the form of a Microsoft Word document or any editable document format of a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 500 words in English and by no later than 10 April 2017.

Abstracts must include a clear but brief indication of the purpose of the paper, its methodology, major or anticipated results and conclusions or implications. It should provide an indication of what the audience can expect from the paper and the presentation. Empirical, conceptual, local case studies or country studies are also encouraged.


Follow this link: and complete the online form also email your anonymized abstract to

Abstracts will be double blind reviewed by a review panel.  Authors of the abstracts which meet the review criteria will be invited to submit a full paper for review and presentation at the conference and notified of the abstract’s acceptance by 30th April 2017.

Authors of accepted papers will have a choice of having their paper published in the online Conference proceedings with the ISBN 978-0-620-75224-4 or submitting their paper directly to a journal of their choice for publication post the conference.


 Abstract Submissions Open  10 March 2017
 Closing date for Abstract Submissions  18 April 2017
 Notification of Outcome of Abstract Submissions   12 May 2017
 Closing date for Full Paper Submission  10 July 2017
 Revise and Resubmissions Deadline  15 August 2017
 Closing date for submission of final papers  8 September 2017


Early Registration: Begins on 8 September 2017 and closes on 20 September 2017.

Conference Fees:

Presenting delegate - Academics: $350
Presenting delegate - Students: $250
Non-presenting delegate:$350

Late Registration: Begins on 21 September 2017 and closes on 10 October 2017.

Conference Fees:

Presenting Delegate - Academics: $400
Presenting Delegate - Students: $300
Non-presenting delegate:$400

*Fees include attendance of the conference and the Gala Dinner to be hosted on the second day of the conference.

For Enquiries contact Local Conference Chairs: 
Dr Upasana G Singh (UKZN) and Mr Govin Appavoo (OUM) at:

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