As we usher in a new decade, our nations, institutions, and communities are facing grand challenges that include the impact of climate change, corruption, poor governance, persistent inequality, and political instability which collectively, define the context of management education and practice. In considering the theme of management praxis through the lens of sustainability, responsibility, and ethics, our aim is to explore answers to questions such as:
- What role does management education play in preparing responsible and ethical leaders?
- How are African institutions and organizations responding to, and preparing for, the realities and challenges of climate change and other grand challenges?
- How can African countries and communities become resilient in the face of the volatile, uncertain, and complex environment in which we are living?
- How are different types and sizes of businesses in the continent responding to, and mitigating against climate change? How are they engaging their various stakeholders in their sustainability efforts?
- In what ways can leadership development help to prepare responsible ethical leaders?
- How is sustainability and ethics reflected in public policies in Africa? How can public policy initiatives advance sustainability in management education and practice in the continent?
- What is the role of African leaders and managers in addressing inequalities based on gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation? How can management help governance in Africa through leadership, values, ethics, and culturally-appropriate practices to transform the African enterprise?
The conference will be organized around the following tracks:
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Public Policy, Administration and Non-Governmental Organizations
- Strategy and International Management
- Social Issues in Management
- Sustainability and Green Management
- Management Practice
- Doctoral Consortium & Junior Faculty Consortium
- Brett Anitra Gilbert, American University, United States
- Bella Galperin, University of Tampa
- Dr. Jean Kabongo, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA, United States
- Tahiru Liedong, University of Bath, UK, United Kingdom
- Raghda Mohamed Mamdouh El-Ebrashi, German University in Cairo, Egypt
- Ali Awni, American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Mohamad Saad, German University in Cairo, Egypt
- Sherwat Elwan, American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Hermann Ndofor, Indiana University, United States
- Amanuel Tekleab, Wayne State University, USA, United States