Pan-African Journal of Business Management Special Issue calls for papers on Developing Competitive Economy.


Tanzania has the potential to build a strong and competitive economy through energy, mining, industry, tourism and agricultural sectors. Science, technology and innovation should enable Tanzania’s economy to attain; diversity, semi-industrialized with a substantial industrial sector comparable to typical middle-income countries; macroeconomic stability manifested by a low inflation economy and basic macroeconomic balances; a growth rate of 4.3 %; adequate levels of physical infrastructure in all sectors, active and competitive standing in regional and world markets, with the capacity to articulate and promote national interests and to adjust quickly to regional and global market shifts. Relevant research on these areas should set the pace for the country to be one of the emerging economies globally.

We are thrilled to invite papers to be considered for a PAJBM special issue on “developing competitive economy” This special issue intends to showcase advanced knowledge and discussion on the role of various sectors in handling economic challenges and highlights their impact on business sustainability to relevant stakeholders, including SMEs, suppliers, customers and community at large. We welcome interdisciplinary studies not only from all business areas, including management, marketing, entrepreneurship, economics, international business, project management, and human resources management but also from other disciplines such as law, health, nutrition, education and international development.

We invite researchers for a special issue to be published in September 2022.

The timeline will be as follows:

31st July 2022 Deadline for paper submissions.

August 2022, Review Process

30th September 2022, Publishing PAJBM special issue online

Authors are advised to follow PAJBM Guideline

Complete contact information of the author(s) to whom all correspondence regarding the manuscript should be addressed must be included.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers looking for the scientific quality of the submitted papers.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to accept or reject any manuscript and also the right to edit the manuscripts as it sees fit.

A decision on every manuscript should be made in a timely manner and communicated to the authors.

Submission guidelines

To facilitate the double-blind peer-review process, each submission should be broken into two separate files: (1) Title Page and (2) Main Document. Identifying information should not appear anywhere within the main document file.

FILE 1: Title Page

1) Title

2) Author(s) name, title, institution, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. State to whom (if more than one author) correspondence should take place

3) Abstract (max 200 words)

4) Keywords (max four)

FILE 2: Main Document

1) Title

2) Abstract  (max 200 words)

3) Keyword  (max four)

4) Main text (max 15 pages)*

5) References (APA style)

6) Appendixes

*The main text should include introductionmethods, results and discussion, conclusion and recommendations, and acknowledgements.

The set-up of the manuscript should be on A4 or 8.5” x 11” paper, double spaced. 1-inch margin:

left, right, top and bottom. Font: 12 Times New Roman, written in Word program.


References to used sources must be identified in the text appropriately. When the author's name is in the text, cite (Smith, 2014). When there are dual authors to the publication, give both names but with more than two uses et al. When a citation is made to several publications, separate with a semicolon and arrange them in alphabetic order (Jones, 2013; Smith, 2014; Taylor & Jaensson, 2009).

For the list of references, use the APA style.

There are no submission fees.

Please, send your submission to Chief Editor e-mail at or to Co-editor at

We look forward to receiving your papers.

Dr. Bukaza Chachage

Chief Editor, PAJBM