As you know, we held our 2nd biennial conference at the University of Botswana in Gaborone from 8 to 12 January. Our local host for the conference was the Centre of Specialization in Public Administration and Management (CESPAM) in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Botswana.  The theme of the conference was Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice.

The conference attracted 152 participants from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean, and Europe.  We thank each participant for bringing a passion to understand and inform Africa management scholarship and for making this conference a success. Without the generous support of our sponsors, Emerald Publishing, Routledge-Taylor Francis, Investec, People Management Consultants and Botswana Post, Morgan State University School of Business and Management, and the Department of Finance and Accounting, Morgan State University, this conference would not have been possible. The feedback we received from delegates was very positive. In addition to the paper sessions, there were a number of other activities including a doctoral consortium, pre-conference sessions on corporate social responsibility and SMEs sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as well as experiential learning opportunities. Mrs Linah K. Mohohlo, Governor of the Bank of Botswana provided an insightful and motivating official opening address.  We also took this opportunity to launch our new journal, the Africa Journal of Management that will be published by Routledge.  We are pleased that one of the pioneers of management scholarship in Africa, Dr. Moses Kiggundu, has agreed to be the inaugural editor.

I encourage you to visit the links below to learn more about all of the exciting and stimulating events of the conference.  We are in the process of planning our 2016 conference and hope to see you there.


Stella M. Nkomo, President

Message from the 2014 Conference Programme Chair
Pre-Conference Doctoral Consortium
Corporate Social Responsibility and SMEs Workshop
Experiential Learning Excursions
Conference Proceedings

2014 Conference in Pictures(1)
2014 Conference in Pictures(2)

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