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Publishing in Quality Journals & Responding to Reviews

Submitted by AFAM on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 12:19am

Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) 2021 Online Webinar Series

Topic: Publishing in Quality Journals & Responding to Reviews 

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021 

Time: 13.00-14.30 (GMT); 11.00-12.30 (WAT); 8.00- 9.30 (EST)

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Prof. Benson Honig, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
Prof. Brian Silverman, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Stella Nkomo, South Africa
Dr. Judy Muthuri, United Kingdom

Are you interested in publishing your manuscripts in quality journals? Have you wondered about strategies to consider to be successful in publishing in these journals? Have you wondered how to respond to editors and reviewers comments when you receive a revise-and-resubmit decision? This webinar aims at addressing these questions.  Two panelists who are already published and who have served as journal co-editors and members of editorial boards in several journals will share their experience to succeed in getting published in quality journals. Prof. Benson Honig will share the strategies in preparing your manuscripts for such journals; and, Prof. Brian Silverman will focus on how to address editors/reviewers comments in revise and resubmits.

Webinar Series Organizers:
Prof. Amanuel Tekleab, Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Judy N. Muthuri, Nottingham University Business School, UK

Panelists Profiles:

Benson Honig (Ph.D. Stanford University) is the Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. His research interests include business planning, nascent entrepreneurship, transnational entrepreneurship, ethics in scholarship, immigration and social entrepreneurship, social capital, and entrepreneurship in transition environments.  He has published in leading academic journals (over 120 peer reviewed articles, well over 13,000 google scholar citations) and serves on numerous editorial boards, including the Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, the African Journal of Management, and five others. Past chair of the Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee, Ethicist blogger, Benson has served on the Babson conference board and on the Entrepreneurship Division of AOM. He has held visiting and permanent academic positions in the USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Uganda, and South Africa. He is a board member of the Africa Academy of Management.

Brian Silverman is the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. His research focuses on the ways that firms’ strategies and organizational structures interact to affect their performance – in particular, their ability to access and exploit technological capabilities. His work has appeared in a range of academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Law and Economics, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal. His research has earned numerous awards, including Strategic Management Journal’s Best Paper Award (2017), American Journal of Sociology’s Gould Prize (2017), and Journal of Business Venturing’s Most Cited Article Award (2010).  He is a Co-Editor at Strategic Management Journal and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. He is also a past Division Chair of the Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management. He holds degrees from Harvard University (AB, economics), MIT (SM, management), and the University of California at Berkeley (MA, economics and PhD, business administration).  His official webpage is available here, and his unofficial page is here.

Facilitators Profiles:

Stella M. Nkomo is a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria.  She holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Massachusetts in the USA. Her research has focused on diversity, difference, and race and gender in organizations, particularly the exclusion of marginalized voices in management and organization studies.  She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Our Separate Ways:  Black and white women and the struggle for professional identity published by Harvard Business School Press and Courageous Conversations:  A Collection of Interviews and Reflections on Responsible Leadership by South African Captains of Industry published by Van Schaik Publishers.   Professor Nkomo’s research has been published in numerous management journals and edited volumes.  She is currently an Associate Editor for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: an international journal.  Professor Nkomo has received numerous awards for her scholarly contributions including the Sage Scholarly Contributions Award (Academy of Management) for her contributions to gender and diversity research in organizations; the Distinguished Woman Scholar in the Social Sciences Award from the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa), and the International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Award.  Professor Nkomo is A-rated South African researcher. She is the founding President of the Africa Academy of Management.


Judy Muthuri is an Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Nottingham University Business School and the Chair of the Social and Environmental Responsibility Group mandated to drive the School’s sustainability agenda.  Her research interests include corporations and sustainable development; corporate social investment, human rights and multinationals in Africa, and CSR in Africa.  She currently leads an interdisciplinary team working with mining stakeholders to co-create a more sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Taita Taveta County in Kenya (  Her published work appears in the British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society Journal, Africa Journal of Management, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Community Development Journal, and Journal of Corporate Citizenship.  She has also published a number of edited books, book chapters, and co-authored a series of practitioner reports on stakeholder engagement and corporate community involvement in the United Kingdom for the Charities Aid Foundation.  She serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Business Ethics, and previously in the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Africa Business.