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AFAM NEWS 17th December, 2019

Submitted by AFAM on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 12:49am

AFAM (Africa Academy of Management) is an international group of academics and practitioners who are interested in knowledge about management and organizations in Africa. Alongside AFAM News, we also have a biennial AFAM Conference, the Africa Journal of Management (AJOM), and the AFAM website www.africaacademyofmanagement.org.

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Message from AFAM President

Submitted by AFAM on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 1:19pm

We are about three weeks away from the 5th Biennial conference to be held at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria from January 8-11, 2020. The conference theme is Globalization, Pan Africanism, and the African Business Climate. A draft preliminary program is on our website. I apologize for the delay in getting the completed program to you earlier than now. It is because of coordination challenges with our host. Nonetheless, I believe your will find the conference very meaningful and enjoyable. We have exciting activities including symposia, caucus, professional development workshops, and experiential trips. As you prepare to join us in Lagos, Nigeria, for the conference, I suggest you review the travel information (included in this newsletter) about hotel, transport, logistics, and general comport.

AFAM AOM Call for PDW Proposals

Submitted by AFAM on Sun, 11/24/2019 - 11:57pm

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 “2020: Broadening our Sight”. 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.

Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium on Decolonising Management and Organisational Knowledge

Submitted by AFAM on Sat, 08/24/2019 - 1:21am

The Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium on Decolonising Management and Organisational Knowledge is calling for the submission of abstracts for presentation at the Colloquium scheduled for Durban, South Africa, from 05 to 06 November 2019. This Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium is supported by Organization Special issue “Decolonising Management and Organizational Knowledge.

Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium on Decolonising Management and Organisational Knowledge

Submitted by AFAM on Sat, 08/24/2019 - 1:21am

The Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium on Decolonising Management and Organisational Knowledge is calling for the submission of abstracts for presentation at the Colloquium scheduled for Durban, South Africa, from 05 to 06 November 2019. This Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium is supported by Organization Special issue “Decolonising Management and Organizational Knowledge.

Call for proposals: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in Africa, EthicsLab 1st Anniversary Conference, Yaounde, Cameroon 17-18 March 2020

Submitted by AFAM on Sat, 08/24/2019 - 12:57am

The discourse on corporate accountability for human rights violations has been shaped to a great extent by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), resulting from the work of John Ruggie, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights. The UNGPs were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011 and rest on three pillars: the State duty to protect against human rights violations; the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in their operations; and greater access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial, for human rights violations.

Global Org Theory Conference, ASQ-South Carolina 2020

Submitted by AFAM on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:40pm

Organization theory developed its key theoretical tenets through scholarship on organizations in North America and other Western, developed contexts. As a result, organization theory is rooted in a relatively small subset of the world’s many possible organizational forms and institutional environments. Nonetheless, a growing number of organizational scholars are responding to social and economic globalization with increased interest in organizations outside these traditional contexts, particularly in developing countries.

LEAD Book Discount

Submitted by AFAM on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:44pm

LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the African Diaspora

  • Presents an original, research-based model of studying African leadership based on a distinct research project
  • Offers diverse perspectives and leadership examples from a wide range of African countries
  • Closely examines the African Diaspora’s current role in shaping leadership principles and practices

This book considers the new business environment of modern-day Africa, addressing how management styles must adapt to societal changes across the continent. As investment in the continent grows and African businesses begin to look beyond their own borders, there comes a real need to understand leadership from an Afro-centric perspective. 

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