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Call for Papers - SAJBM Women in Business in Africa

Submitted by AFAM Mensah on Thu, 02/06/2020 - 1:14am

The South African Journal of Business Management (SAJBM) has been disseminating research that has real significance for management and leadership theory and practice. The focus of the journal falls into two categories within the business environment, namely managerial and leadership theory and management and leadership practice. A review of the articles published in the SAJBM, specifically relating to women employees, managers, leaders and entrepreneurs, revealed that twelve articles were published over a 40 year period, with the first, authored by Sandra van der Merwe and titled “A portrait of the South African woman manager”, appearing in 1979, ten years after the initiation of the SAJBM. 

Unveiling Entrepreneurial Activity in the Informal Economy

Submitted by AFAM Mensah on Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:41pm

Program description

The informal economy, defined as business activities that occur outside of formal institutional boundaries but within the boundaries of informal institutions, is a massive force in the engine of the world economy, but it remains largely shrouded in secrecy and hidden from sight. The goal of our research program is to unveil entrepreneurial dynamics in the informal economy.

In collaboration with a local NGO, we will explore the role of non-market institutions in driving informal economic activity in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. We will be working with and collecting both quantitative and qualitative data on all enterprises in a particular township. This will include novel sets of survey, visual, and geospatial data.

AFAM NEWS 17th December, 2019

Submitted by AFAM Mensah 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 Mensah 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 Mensah 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 Mensah 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 Mensah 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 Mensah 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 Mensah 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.

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