The effective management of organizations and institutions in Africa has never before been so important in realizing the continent’s potential for growth and socio-economic development. However, the management capabilities of institutions in Africa frequently appear uncertain, despite a growing need for good governance, higher standards and increasing professionalization. These outcomes can only be realized through high quality local research that advances theory and practice about management in Africa.
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The continuing Covid-19 pandemic poses considerable challenges for effectively organizing our usually small interactive conferences with their hallmarks of lively intellectual exchanges in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Given the uncertainties about when the pandemic will be tamed and normal life resumed, the AFAM executive team (in consultation with the German University in Cairo’s Local Organizing Committee) has decided to postpone the scheduled AFAM 2022 conference to January 2023. We are grateful to the German University in Cairo for agreeing to host the rescheduled conference.
Are you coming to the 6bth Biennial AFAM Conference in Cairo, Egypt in January 2022? Are you a junior scholar who is interested in getting feedback on your paper? Are you interested in exploring the opportunities and processes for developing theories of management and organization that are indigenous to Africa.?
Sinergie and Sima’s common aim is to develop the contribution of Italian scholars to the international debate on management issues. Since 2016, Sinergie and Sima work together to organize the annual conference, a scientific event based on the experience that Sinergie has matured over 30 years of activity and on Sima’s academic network. The Sinergie-Sima conference is therefore a well-established scientific meeting that brings together scholars from the field of management to present and discuss their research in a collaborative and friendly environment.
As we usher in a new decade, our nations, insti-tutions, and communities are facing grand chal-lenges that include the impact of climate change, corruption, poor governance, persistent inequali-ty, and political instability which collectively, de-fine the context of management education and practice.
ANSES (African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars) is an academic network committed to enabling the capacity of scholars to conduct research on social entrepreneurship in Africa. To this end, ANSES has put together a webinar series and invites you to sign up. While mainly targeted at social entrepreneurship scholars, the webinar series is open to anyone who wishes to attend. The series is sponsored by VLIR-UOS’ Social Enterprise project, which is a collaboration between the University of Pretoria and KU Leuven.
The majority of Africans live in the bottom of economic pyramid (Acheampong and Esposito, 2014). This has contributed to the prevalence of hunger and malnourishment in much of Africa that has persisted from 2010 and worsened in recent times (Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2018). The prevalence of undernourishment in Africa is approximately 22.8% which is about 12% worse off from the global average of 10.8%. In terms of food insecurity, about 53.1% of Africans face food insecurity and 22% worse off from the global average of 25.4% (United Nations, 2019).
The Africa Academy of Management - AOM 2020 (Virtual) Business Meeting
Sunday, 9th August 2020 at
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT
Location: AOM Virtual Meeting
https://aom2020.aom.org/meetings/virtual/ (Then Search for AFAM)
2020 AFAM Emerging Scholar Publishing Workshop
9 August 2020, 1:00PM to 2:00PM