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Welcome to the Virtual African Productivity Workshop

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Organized and hosted by the Society and by Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, Sweden, and will be held December 16 - 18, 2021.

There will be NO registration fee for this first African Productivity Conference.

The conference is planned to take place online at this point. For further logistics information and updates, please check this website regularly.

Call for Papers

The leadership at ISEAPA is exited to host the first productivity conference centered around African productivity issues. Per COVID-19 precautions, the conference will be run entirely virtually. We expect a large and diverse body of participants to attend in 2021. Submissions on efficiency, productivity, growth, sustainability, development infrastructure, energy, population growth, urbanization and labor market are highly encouraged. Our aim is to have a conference program that features all popular techniques and methodologies within the field, including stochastic frontier analysis and data envelopment analysis. We also welcome papers on broader issues related to measuring, understanding, incentivizing and improving the productivity and performance of firms, public services, and industries within Africa.

Interested scholars can submit an extended abstract (300-500 words) through the Paper Submissions. Priority will be given to submissions with a full length paper. All submissions will be considered by the scientific committee. Keynote speakers will be announcee shortly.

Important Dates

Submission dates: August 15 - October 31, 2021

Decision deadline: November 15, 2021

Registration deadline: December 1, 2021

Paper Submission FAQ

How do I add coauthors with my submission in Conference Maker?

You can add coauthors after submitting your paper by logging in to Conference Maker. Click on the paper ID, then click on Add Modify Authors. Click on Add New Author. In the search screen, enter the first name/last name of the person. This will return a list of people. Chances are your coauthors may already have a free account with Conference Maker. Click on the userID of the person you wish to add and follow the remaining prompts.

Please note that no submitter is required to enter coauthors if they do not want to do this. Generally, only the presenter and not all coauthors need to register for the conference; however, the registration form does not prohibit the coauthors from registering as participants if they want. By default, the submitter of a paper is assumed to be the presenter, and if a submitter cannot present, they should ask one of their coauthors to register and switch the submitter ID for their submission to be the ID of the coauthor who will present the paper.

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