There is a lot of good news to share since my last message.  First, we are happy to announce that we have become an affiliated association of the Academy of Management.  We were welcomed as the latest affiliate by President Deborah Shapiro at the annual meeting held in Anaheim, California in August.

 While all affiliates operate autonomously, there will be opportunities for us to collaborate with AOM on specific projects.  Another benefit of our affiliate status is being able to provide opportunities for our members to engage with one another at annual meetings of AOM.


I would like to thank all of the members of the Executive Committee who have worked hard since the inception of AFAM for the progress we have made.  In our application for affiliate status, we were able to point to a number of accomplishments that support our mission to become the premiere association for academics who focus their teaching and research on management in Africa. We also want to thank each of you for being a faithful member of AFAM. Your continued support is important to our future success.

Three of our executives with Deborah Shapiro at AOM 2016

Celebrating our new affiliate status with Deborah Shapiro at AOM 2016

Second, after a rigorous process we have selected the School of Commerce, at Addis Abba University in Ethiopia to be the local hosts for our 2018 conference.  The conference will be held from 3-6 January 2018.  Please see the call for papers.  We hope you will submit a paper, symposium or professional development workshop proposal. Below are some images from the Nairobi conference in January 2016. 


Finally, the Africa Journal of Management will soon be completing its second year of publication.  We are working on getting the journal on the SCOPUS index and hopefully the Web of Science (ISI).   We are most grateful for the excellent work our founding editor, Professor Moses Kiggundu and Senior Associate Editor, Professor Bruce Lamont.  They have put together several excellent issues with the help of an outstanding international editorial board.  We encourage you to please send your research papers to the journal.




Professor Stella Nkomo 


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