Africa Faculty Development Workshop


*Call for Workshop Participants*

Africa Faculty Development Workshop [Pretoria, South Africa]



The Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) would like to announce a continuation of the Africa Faculty Development Workshops (AFDW) that were held in conjunction with the Academy of Management (AOM) in Kigali, Rwanda and Accra, Ghana.  The next workshop will be held from 29 June to 3 July, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa.  Applications for this workshop are welcomed through 28 February 2015.


The AFD Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, invites scholars from across the Africa continent to engage in an intensive weeklong seminar to improve upon the theory, methodology, and presentation of their research projects.   This meeting will feature interactive paper development sessions, presentations and discussions with local leaders, and networking opportunities.


AFD Workshops are open to participation by junior faculty members and advanced PhD students whose research focuses on organizational and management issues in business, government, and civil society in Africa.  For more information about the AFD Workshop in Pretoria, please review the attached document, Call for Applicants for AFD Workshop or visit the AFAM Website at: 


The Africa Faculty Development Workshops are a series of programs aimed at promoting excellent PhD and new faculty research, assisting with the advancement of research scholarship, and helping to develop the next generation of Africa’s academic leaders.  Two previous workshops sponsored and funded by the Academy of Management were held in Accra, Ghana in 2011 and in Kigali, Rwanda in 2012.   To learn more about the history of this exciting initiative, please visit the AOM AFD Workshops website


About the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM)


AFAM is a not-for-profit association of academics and practitioners interested in advancing research and education about management in Africa.  Its membership is comprised of academics, students and practitioners in all regions of Africa and the diaspora.  AFAM believes Management knowledge can make a significant contribution to productivity and prosperity of Africa.   Yet, there is a dearth of knowledge about management in Africa and several studies have identified the inadequate state of management research and scholarship about Africa relative to other regions of the world.  Our mission is to help close this gap by promoting research and education about management and organizations in Africa.   Our initiatives focus on building and strengthening research capacity and education about management in Africa.    This includes the mentoring of doctoral students, guiding and developing junior faculty, building collaborative networks among scholars, and advocating interest and focus on Africa internationally.  Since its founding, AFAM has held a successful international conference at the University of Botswana in 2014.  Planning for the biennial conference is underway for 2016 at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya.  AFAM is also launching the Africa Journal of Management (AJOM) in 2015 published by Taylor & Francis.  



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