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When we officially launched AFAM in 2011, one of our goals was to create an association that would bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world interested in advancing management knowledge in and about Africa. Thus, we are excited about our upcoming conference to be held at the University of Botswana in Gaborone beginning on 8 January. This is only the first of the many biennial conferences we plan to hold on the continent. The theme of this year’s conference is “Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice.” Hosting of conferences on the continent is integral to our mission to promote and advance knowledge creation and dissemination about management in and about Africa.
We are expecting close to 170 participants from Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. The Program Committee chaired by Dr. Eileen Kwesiga has put together a conference program that includes paper sessions, PDWs, and poster sessions as well as experiential learning journeys and opportunities for participants to experience the culture of Botswana. The papers presented at the conference address various aspects of the theme from the many sub-disciplines that make up the field of management. We have also produced a Best Paper Proceedings that will be available to all who attend as well being posted on our website. There are also pre-conference capacity building activities that will take place prior to the conference. We invite you to take a moment and preview the scheduled programme available on the conference website.
Committee and our local hosts, Centre of Specialisation in Public
Administration and Management (CESPAM) at the University of Botswana have
worked extremely hard over the past year to ensure a successful
conference. I also want to thank our Gold
conference sponsor, Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd. for their continued support
for our activities as well as the Ghana Institute of Management and
Administration, Earl Graves School of Business and the Department of Accounting
and Finance at Morgan State University, and the Routledge Taylor & Francis
Group for their sponsorships.