Call for Papers

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:

  1. What role does management education play in preparing responsible and ethical leaders?
  2. How are African institutions and organizations responding to, and preparing for, the realities and challenges of climate change and other grand challenges?
  3. How can African countries and communities become resilient in the face of the volatile, uncertain, and complex environment in which we are living?
  4. How are different types and sizes of businesses in the continent responding to, and mitigating against climate change? How are they engaging their various stakeholders in their sustainability efforts?
  5. In what ways can leadership development help to prepare responsible ethical leaders?
  6. How is sustainability and ethics reflected in public policies in Africa? How can public policy initiatives advance sustainability in management education and practice in the continent?
  7. What is the role of African leaders and managers in addressing inequalities based on gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation? How can management help governance in Africa through leadership, values, ethics, and culturally-appropriate practices to transform the African enterprise?

The conference will be organized around the following tracks:

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and International Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Social Issues in Management
  • Sustainability and Green Management
  • Management Practice
  • Public Policy, Administration and Non-Governmental Organizations

Author Guidelines


Proceedings Editor(s): Dorothy Mpabanga, University of Botswana, Botswana(

Accepted papers may be published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Conference. There will be a best paper award for each track. Winners will receive a certificate and the paper will be highlighted in the conference program. Best papers will also be considered for publication in the Africa Journal of Management (AJOM) subject to the journal’s blind review process.

Please check the AJOM website at


Please follow these guidelines and formatting instructions to prepare your paper.

  1. Each paper can only be submitted to ONE track. If a proposed idea does not seem to fit any of the tracks described above, authors should contact the Program Co-Chairs: Samuel Aryee ( and Lilian Otaye-Ebede, University of Liverpool Management School (email: Your submission will be directed to the most appropriate track.
  2. All papers and proposals should be submitted electronically via the conference website at
  3. Submitted papers must NOT have been previously published and if under review, must NOT appear in print before the AFAM 2023 Conference.
  4. Paper submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors should therefore remove all author-identifying information, including acknowledgements from the text, and document properties.
  5. The paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in one document created in a PDF format.
  6. The maximum length of a paper must be 40 pages (including tables, appendices and references). The paper format should follow the Africa Journal of Management’s style guide (APA Style Guide 6th Edition (
  7. Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, and 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around.
  8. Number all the pages of the paper.
  9. No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper can occur after the submission deadline.
  10. Check that the PDF File of your paper prints correctly and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  11. Submissions will be done on-line on the AFAM 2023 conference website, from January 30, 2022 - April 30, 2022. All submissions must be submitted by the extended deadline of June 30, 2022.
  12. Only submissions in English shall be accepted for review.
  13. Once a submission is accepted, all panelists in a PDW/Caucus and Symposia, and at least one author of each co-authored paper must register for the conference by September 30, 2022. If authors/panelists do not register by the deadline, their submissions will not be included in the Conference Program or Proceedings.
  14. RULE OF 3: A participants may be listed as an author or co-author on up to 3 submitted papers.
  15. Those submitting work to the conference are expected to serve as reviewers and are invited to register as both an author and reviewer on the conference website.

NOTE: Papers that do not follow these formatting instructions WILL NOT be sent out for review.

Enquiries about the conference may be directed to the:

Program Co-Chairs:
Samuel Aryee ( and Lilian Otaye-Ebede (L.E.

Local Organizing Committee (German University in Cairo):

  • Ahmed Amin (
  • Nancy Bouchra (
  • Hania Morsy (



Submissions for this conference were closed on 2022-08-09.