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Business Research for Africa by Africans


Tuesday 2 May

9:00 – 10:00 EST


Hosted on Zoom.


Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

Many African business schools have been adopting research models that are popular in the United States and Europe. Demonstrating success with such models has many benefits, including increasing legitimacy (e.g., international accreditation) and reputation/rankings. But is it a good fit? Are there trade offs, especially when it comes to relevance and impact? This session will explore this question and offer insights to scholars and leaders of business schools for navigating the complex and changing research environment in Africa. 



Thursday, 2 May, 2023

  • 9:00am Washington D.C.
  • 3:00pm Paris
  • 2:00pm Lagos
  • 6:30pm Mumbai
  • 9:00pm Singapore


African Academy of Management

The mission of Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) is “to foster the general advancement of knowledge and scholarship in the theory and practice of management among African scholars and/or academics interested in management and organization issues in Africa”. This exciting organization brings together people with an interest in management in Africa. Membership in AFAM provides a platform for building collaborative and supportive relationships for and with African and other scholars in the Diaspora who engage in, or who have an interest in research on management and organizations in Africa.