Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 31 May - 2 June 2013
Regent Business School
The demands of a global economy have changed the requirements for international, national and business success. The global economic crisis has had a catastrophic effect on all economies of the world, albeit with differing levels of impacts. The biggest concern is that the growth crisis may degenerate into an overall development crisis, especially as recession deepens. Much of the conventional understanding of business education is being challenged.
It is time to take stock and reflection what is taking place. Consequently, Regent Business School is leading an industry redefinition of the traditional business education debate by leveraging its mission and vision, core values, academic strength and brand image to present an International Conference with a difference.
The prime purpose of the conference is to critically review the impact of the global crisis on emerging economies, in general, and African economies, in particular, and to extrapolate these findings to chart new directions in business education theory and praxis.
It is envisaged that in the conference deliberations, emphasis will be given to country-specific issues, case studies, the differential effects across sectors and countries, and to explore a wealth of issues related to economic development. Perhaps, more importantly, Regent Business School is hopeful that the participants at the conference will strive to examine strategies for repositioning emerging economies, inclusive of the African continent, favourably, and to take advantage of country-specific lessons in economic recovery.
• To robustly discuss and debate the effects of the global economic crises and critically examine how it has impacted on both developed and emerging economies of the world;
• To identify through comparative analysis of critical areas that have been radically affected by the global recession and suggest possible strategic and sustainable policy measures to remedy the situation;
• To examine the impact that the global economic crisis has had on business and management education and learning; and
• To use the opportunity at the conference to network, discuss, socialise, create lasting friendships and to explore the extraordinary beauty and the cosmopolitan nature of the City of Durban - the Gateway to Africa.
Professor Dhiru V Soni: firstname.lastname@example.org