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AFRICA RESEARCH GROUP CONFERENCE, 29-31 AUGUST 2017

Conference overview

Africa is now deemed to be ‘rising’, with a number of countries achieving some of the highest economic growth rates in the world. This conference seeks papers that contribute to our understanding of the changing organizational, workplace, socio-cultural, entrepreneurial and investment environment in Africa today. We hope to characterize this renaissance through research which not only challenges the negative stereotypes but which also demonstrates how solutions to Africa’s problems are being developed in ways that enhance the people’s well-being, create employment, build viable businesses, and provide a sustainable investment climate. Recognizing the need to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to socio-economic and industrial development the ARG will collaborate with the School of Engineering at the University of Mauritius. We encourage scholars to submit work which showcases the exciting innovations being generated across the continent through idea-driven technological advancement and entrepreneurial flair.

Papers may draw from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and ideally shed light on how the experiences and unique circumstances of organizations in Africa contribute to theory, practice and policy. We welcome papers that shed new light on, but are not limited to:

  • leadership and managerial expertise in Africa
  • managing a diverse cultural workforce
  • the place of indigenous knowledge and home-grown solutions
  • innovation, entrepreneurialism and knowledge management
  • management of SMEs and the informal sector
  • management in the NGO and development agency sectors
  • Corporate governance, CSR and business ethics
  • globalization and its impact on Africa
  • the Africa-Asia engagement, and South-South dialogue
  • Firm internationalization into African countries
  • Management and marketing strategies in Africa
  • Industry 4.0 and Lean
  • big data and supply chain management

We welcome both extended abstracts ( at least 2 pages) and full-length papers (maximum 36 pages).

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 Submission guidelines

  • Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing
  • No identifying information (author's names, email addresses, institutions)
  • Include a separate one page document with author details
  • Harvard style referencing
  • No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, etc after the submission deadline
  • All papers will be double-blind review
  • Please note that by submitting a paper to the conference you are agreeing to serve
    as reviewer as well as in the interest of collegiality

Submissions procedure:

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For all queries, please contact either Ken Kamoche or Dinesh Hurreeram

 

 

 

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Key Dates

Announcement of call for papers:
27 May 2016  

Deadline for all submissions:
15 April 2017

Announcement of results:
20 April 2017

Early Bird Registration deadline:
19 May 2017

Registration deadline:
16 June 2017

Camera Ready Papers:
30 June 2017

Announcement of Conference
Programme:
30 June 2017

Conference dates:
29-31 August 2017

Registration Fees:

  Non-Students | Students
 Early Bird  US$ 300 | US$ 150
 Standard  US$ 350 | US$ 175

* The fee includes: attendance at all sessions, all conference materials, all lunches and refreshments, Gala Dinner, and outing, but not accommodation and travel costs.

Africa Research Group:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/businesscentres/africarg/index.aspx
Further details will be provided in due course.

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