The Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) would like to announce a continuation of the Africa Faculty Development Workshops (AFDW) that were held in conjunction with the Academy of Management (AOM) in Kigali, Rwanda and Accra, Ghana. The next workshop will be hosted by The American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt) from 9 to 13 June 2019. Applications for this workshop are welcomed through 1 February 2019.
The Africa Faculty Development Workshops are a series of programs aimed at promoting excellent PhD and new faculty research, assisting with the advancement of research scholarship, and helping to develop the next generation of Africa’s academic leaders. The first two workshops sponsored and funded by the Academy of Management were held in Accra, Ghana in 2011; and Kigali, Rwanda in 2012. The third workshop was held in Pretoria, South Africa in 2015, with sponsorship from the University of Pretoria, while the fourth workshop took place in Kumasi, Ghana in 2017, with sponsorship from the Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). The history of this exciting initiative, please visit the AOM AFD Workshops website: http://aom.org/Meetings/Africa-Faculty-Development-Workshops.aspx
AFAM invites scholars from across the African continent to engage in an intensive weeklong workshop to improve upon the theory, methodology, and presentation of their research projects. This workshop includes interactive paper development sessions, presentations and discussions with local leaders, and networking opportunities.
How to Apply
Africa Faculty Development Workshops are open to participation by junior faculty members and advanced PhD students whose research focuses on organizational and management issues in business, government, and civil society in Africa. For more information about the workshop details, please review the document, Call for Applicants for the workshop (9-13 June 2019).
About the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM)
AFAM is a not-for-profit association of academics and practitioners interested in advancing research and education about management in Africa. Its membership is comprised of academics, students and practitioners in all regions of Africa and the diaspora. In 2016, AFAM became an affiliate of the Academy of Management. AFAM believes management knowledge can make a significant contribution to productivity and prosperity of Africa. Several studies have identified the inadequate state of management research and scholarship about Africa relative to other regions of the world. Our mission is to help close this gap by promoting research and education about management and organizations in Africa. This includes the mentoring of doctoral students, guiding and developing junior faculty, building collaborative networks among scholars, and advocating interest and focus on Africa internationally. Since its founding, AFAM has held four successful international conferences in San Antonio, TX, USA in 2011, at the University.
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