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Since my last message, a number of new and exciting developments have taken place that project a bright future for the continued growth of the Africa Academy of Management. First, our partnership with Emerald Publishing has led to AFAM becoming a sponsor of the annual Africa Research Awards. Their continued support has also assisted us in obtaining a three-month trial access to all of their electronic data for members. This access is available to anyone who becomes a member of AFAM until the end of March. We are also continuing discussions with Emerald about ways they can further partner with us to advance management scholarship and education in Africa.
AFAM was one of the supporters of the Academy of Management’s Africa Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 6-10 January. The conference that brought together over 250 scholars and practitioners from around the world also had excellent participation from management scholars from Africa. AFAM also assisted with the hosting of a pre-conference doctoral workshop that was led by faculty from around the globe. The workshop attracted thirty-six participants of whom 26 were from Africa. A number of AFAM members also had sessions on the program for the conference.
During the conference we announced our second conference to be held at the University of Botswana in January of 2014. More details about how to submit papers and participate in this conference are available through the links on this website. We also plan to host pre-conference workshops prior to the conference.
This year also saw a number of books published by members that focus on management and organization behaviour in Africa. We want to congratulate David Zoogah and Constant Beugré on the publication of their book entitled, Managing Organizational Behavior in an African Context (published by Routledge) and Terri Lituchy, Betty Jane Punnett & Bill Buenar Puplampu on the publication of their book, Management in Africa: Macro and Micro Perspectives. We encourage all of our members teaching in Africa to consider prescribing these readings as part of your courses.
In addition to focusing on hosting a successful conference in 2014, the executive committee will be focusing on two key priorities: (1) Fund raising to continue the Africa Faculty Development Workshops done jointly with the Academy of Management in Accra and in Kigali; and (2) Growing the membership AFAM. We believe a strong membership is fundamental to the mission of AFAM. We encourage all of our present members to please tell your colleagues about AFAM and its activities and urge them to become members today.