Background Information

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), in collaboration with Birmingham City University, the University of Sunderland in London and the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), proudly presents the 4th Financial Innovation and Enterprise Conference. Building upon the legacy of the annual Financial, Innovation and Enterprise (FIE) conferences traditionally held at Birmingham City University, with the backing of ISBE, the research conference is set to be a landmark gathering. The conference aims to delve into the intricate relationship between entrepreneurial education, the business environment, and financial systems to promote sustainable enterprises in developing and emerging economies. The event will bring together the brightest minds from academia, policy-making, and practice, united in their mission to tackle regional, national, and global enterprise challenges, steering the path towards sustainable prosperity.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Registration Opens: 25th September 2023
Abstract Submission Opens: 30th September 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st October 2023
Abstract Feedback: 15th November 2023
Conference Registration Closes: 8th December 2023

Conference Format

Hybrid (In-person and Online)

Call for Abstracts

Contributors are invited to submit abstracts for papers or posters in the broad context of Financial Innovation and Enterprise. Although not exhaustive, themes may be in the areas of:

Focus Area 1 (FA1): Emerging Issues in Finance, Enterprise and Innovation
Focus Area 2 (FA2): Entrepreneurial Education and Training
Focus Area 3 (FA3): Sustainable Entrepreneurial Finance

Please submit your abstracts here:

Journal Publication Opportunity

Presenters of selected exceptional papers will be granted the opportunity to participate in a special session with the Editors of the associated journals during the event. Additionally, these papers will be considered for a fast-track review and potential publication in:
• Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Scopus, ABDC/ABS ranked, Scimago
• Venture Capital, Scopus, ABDC/ABS ranked, Scimago

All manuscripts submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or be currently under consideration elsewhere.

Side Event

Research Workshop
– Postgraduate Research Training

Conference Fees

International Participants: $300
Host Country Participants: $100

Conference Registration

To sign-up to attend FIE2023, please register here:

For More Inquiries

Tel: +233209071765 / +233243710245 / +233502672146
Email: [email protected]

Local Affiliate University Partner(s)

Ghana Communication Technology University