African Mobile Money Research: Call for Papers
September 19, 2011 Editor 0
Mobile Money use has spread rapidly in developing countries with a significant impact on financial inclusion and the lives of people in these countries. This has created a need to explore ways to further scale Mobile Money.
The University of Nairobi through the Organizing Committee of the African Mobile Money Research (AMMREC) has made a call for papers to be presented in their 2012 Conference. The conference, whose theme is Evidence of Financial Inclusion through Technology, is planned to take place in Nairobi, Kenya on April 5th and 6th 2012. These papers should be original and unpublished, based on ongoing or just completed work under the following thematic areas:
- Theoretical frameworks for studying mobile financial services in society
- Financial services for the poor
- Impact of Mobile Money products
- Adoption of Mobile Money products in society
- Design and development of innovative Mobile Money products
- Implementation of Mobile Money products and lessons learnt.
AMMREC invites Academia, Government, Private Industry and NGO practitioners to submit papers on the above thematic areas in the following manner:
- Academia – Theoretical and methodological frameworks on mobile money, including practical experiences and lessons in utilizing these frameworks.
- Government – Experiences, case studies and lessons learnt when regulating Mobile Money or implementing Mobile Money projects.
- Private industry and NGOs (practitioners) – Mobile Money products and tools and experiences in implementation.
The important dates to note are:
31st October 2011: Deadline for submission of 500 word abstracts, to be reviewed by the program committee to establish suitability for the conference,
30th January 2011: Submission of the full paper (minimum 5,000 words and not more than 7,500 words) for review by paper committee
29th February 2012: Submission of final papers.
Acceptance notifications for abstracts and the full paper will be sent to the authors by 15th November 2011 and 10th February 2012 respectively.
The conference aims at providing an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share knowledge and experience with potential research or practitioner partners while focusing on mobile money academic research from across the globe with significant emphasis being given to developing markets.
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