AFRICA ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT (AFAM) CONFERENCE
JANUARY 6 – 7, 2016
Theme: AUTOCHTHONOUS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Recent reviews of management in Africa show overreliance on Western management theories and practices. Consequently, some scholars have begun to advocate for reliance on African theories and practices. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of knowledge on not only the significance but also the process of such research. In advocating for high impact research in the context of Africa, some have proposed autochthonous management scholarship, management research that is independent of its imported origins, and which stands on its own in addressing local problems and in providing its own local training and scholarship. Autochthonous management research focuses on the generation of theoretical and practical knowledge to solve local management problems.