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AFAM AOM 2022 PDW Call For Papers

Submitted by AFAM on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 11:25pm

PDW Co-chairs: Moses Acquaah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (acquaah.afam@gmail.com) and Anastacia Mamabolo, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria (mamaboloa@gibs.co.za)

2022 Affiliate PDW Program: Call for Submissions

The African Academy of Management (AFAM) invites submissions for Professional Development Workshops (PDW’s) at the 2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA.

The workshops will take place any day during the Annual Meeting, Friday, 5 th August – Tuesday, 9 th August 2022.

 We encourage members of all Academy divisions, interest groups, and theme committees to submit PDW proposals that explore the African dimensions of management theory and practice and integrate the theme of “Creating a Better World Together”. We look forward to proposals that advance knowledge and scholarship in the theory and practice of management among African scholars and/or academics interested in management and organization issues in Africa.

As the Program Chair for AOM 2022 states, “many organizations and the world’s social structures have been vastly challenged, and, in some cases devastated, by the COVID-19 global pandemic and the broad social unrest of the last couple of years. The resulting uncertainty has stunned and shaken us all. Governments became polarized as millions of people lost their lives during the COVID 19 pandemic while riots over social inequity swept the world. The events that have shaken the world make it clear that if it affects one of us, it affects all of us. While governments have played a key role in responding to these world events, business organizations have been important in leading the world from darkness to better days.”

We invite PDW proposals that broaden our sight on “Creating a Better World Together”, especially with the rise of uncertainty within organizations, institutions, and governments in the African context. Will artificial intelligence render management obsolete? When facing an unanticipated disruption, how much of a manager’s response could lead to creating a better world for Africans and the rest of the world together? How will the Covid 19 pandemic change the role of managers and leaders in African businesses and organizations? What does the future hold for African businesses and organizations? What technologies and methodologies will help us better understand managerial issues to leads to the creation of a better world for Africans? How can businesses and organizations in Africa engender sustainable practices by helping to solve the problems of environmental degradation, inequality, and poverty. How should businesses and organizations manage employees in a