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AFAM Newsletter - October 2020

Submitted by AFAM on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:56pm

As we usher in a new decade, our nations, insti-tutions, and communities are facing grand chal-lenges that include the impact of climate change, corruption, poor governance, persistent inequali-ty, and political instability which collectively, de-fine the context of management education and practice.

Social Entrepreneurship Webinar Series on Research Skills

Submitted by AFAM on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:30am

ANSES (African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars) is an academic network committed to enabling the capacity of scholars to conduct research on social entrepreneurship in Africa. To this end, ANSES has put together a webinar series and invites you to sign up. While mainly targeted at social entrepreneurship scholars, the webinar series is open to anyone who wishes to attend. The series is sponsored by VLIR-UOS’ Social Enterprise project, which is a collaboration between the University of Pretoria and KU Leuven.

Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Communities of Africa

Submitted by AFAM on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 11:43pm

The majority of Africans live in the bottom of economic pyramid (Acheampong and Esposito, 2014). This has contributed to the prevalence of hunger and malnourishment in much of Africa that has persisted from 2010 and worsened in recent times (Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2018). The prevalence of undernourishment in Africa is approximately 22.8% which is about 12% worse off from the global average of 10.8%. In terms of food insecurity, about 53.1% of Africans face food insecurity and 22% worse off from the global average of 25.4% (United Nations, 2019). 

Presidential Address: Embracing the Secular in our ‘Sacred Scholarly World’

Submitted by AFAM on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 11:27pm

In this Address, I reflect on the journey of AFAM with regard to its past, present and future. As a new scholarly community, AFAM is called to the sacred society. Its future therefore should be based on the use of the legitimacy associated with that calling to enact its strategic role – facilitating transformation of African societies – by assuming the paramount duty of parrhesia. 

Egypt 2022 - Call for Papers

Submitted by AFAM on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:43am

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:

Call for AFDW 2021 Hosts

Submitted by AFAM on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 1:17am

The Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) is seeking proposals to host its Africa Faculty Development Workshop (AFDW) to be held in mid-2021 (May-June). The 2021 workshop is a continuation of the Africa Faculty Development Workshops that were first held in conjunction with the Academy of Management (AOM) at GIMPA in Accra, Ghana, in 2011 and the University of Rwanda in Kigali in 2012. Subsequent workshops have been held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Business School, Kumasi, Ghana, and most recently at the American University in Cairo (Egypt).

Call for Book Chapters: Of Walls and Borderlands

Submitted by AFAM on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:10am

In many countries managing and developing diversity is on the political and business agenda and has become an area of knowledge and practice in its own right. Yet all too often, diversity management and diversity research has been found to be US-centred, monoculturally infused and biased (e.g., Jonsen et al., 2011; Nishii & Ozbilgin, 2007). At the same time, we know that diversity and equality at work cannot be treated as a unifying concept, nor be interpreted uniformly across cultures and countries. This has also been highlighted, for example, by the former volumes on country perspectives on equal treatment and diversity, edited by Klarsfeld (2010) and Klarsfeld et al. (2014).

AFAM Newsletter - March 2020

Submitted by AFAM on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 4:44pm

We at AFAM have closely monitored the continuing spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19.  Nothing matters more at this time than your health and that of the people close to you. We want you to prioritise this, listen to the updating government advice and health authorities where ever you are. 

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