Tracks

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

The entrepreneurship and SME track welcomes both empirical and conceptual papers examining issues relating to emergence, growth, and sustainability in both entrepreneurial, family, and small business research in Africa and a comparative analysis of the African context with other parts of the world.

Program Chairs
  • Brett Gilbert, American University
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Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

This track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers including all aspects of both organizational behavior and human resource management, preferably in an African context, and a comparative analysis of the African contexts with other parts of the world.

Program Chairs
  • Bella Galperin, University of Tampa
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Public Policy, Administration and Non-Governmental Organizations

This track encourages conceptual and empirical papers that investigate any aspect of public and non-governmental organizations. The papers may address topics related to any of the following: public governance; public service quality including health administration and management; public management; E-government; public administration and policy; educational leadership; non-governmental organizations; stakeholder engagement; and public-private partnerships.

Program Chairs
  • Jean Kabongo, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
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Strategy and International Management

The Strategy and International Management track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers that focus on all areas of strategy and international management in an African context both in the private and public sector; and a comparative analysis of the African environment with other contexts of the world. Papers focusing on supply chain management and technology strategy should also be submitted to this track.

Program Chairs
  • Tahiru Liedong, University of Bath, UK
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Social Issues in Management

The Social Issues in management track explores the extent to which management research can be used to address social issues, such as poverty, healthcare, armed conflict, disputes, sustainable development, and child labor in the African context. This track examines how management can play an important role in helping to address these issues. We also examine how social issues can integrate the management of ‘unrealistic’ expectations from different social groups including unions, students and teachers.

Program Chairs
  • Augustine Lado, Clarkson University, USA
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Sustainability and Green Management

The Sustainability and Green Management track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers that focus on all areas of sustainability – economic, social, and environmental – in an African context both in the private and public sector. Studies that compare the African context with other contexts of the world are also welcome.

Program Chairs
  • Chris Ogbechie, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
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PDW/Caucus/Symposia

Entries can be either a proposal for a structured discussion on a topic of common interest, or for a workshop. Proposals should be aimed at helping fellow attendees by providing a forum through which they can engage each other. PDW sessions will not appear in the proceedings.  Submissions should describe the activities, goals and time/equipment required.

Program Chairs
  • Hamid Kazeroony, Minnesota State
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Management Practice

This track welcomes papers that focus on the intersection of research and practice, practitioner engagement with organizations, and management consulting. Studies that focus on issues of interest to practitioners in management in the African context, and between the African and other environments are also welcome.

Program Chairs
  • Olayinka David-West, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
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Doctoral Consortium & Junior Faculty Consortium

These consortia are designed to provide ideas, tools, and strategies to be successful by drawing upon the experiences of senior faculty colleagues. Research in the early stages of development will also be considered to assist members in improving their works for publication. Sessions will be structured as roundtable discussions to facilitate additional development and coaching. This is an excellent way for doctoral students to become involved in AFAM. These sessions will not appear in the proceedings. Queries about the consortium should be sent to Hermann Ndofor (hndofor@iu.edu) or application Amanuel Tekleab (atekleab@wayne.edu).

Program Chairs
  • Hermann Ndofor, Indiana University
  • Amanuel Tekleab, Wayne State University, USA
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