Research Opportunities

Call for Research Abstracts: Philanthropy at an Inflection Point

We invite researchers and academics to submit abstracts and research papers to be considered for the 2nd African Philanthropy Academic Conference which will take place in Dakar, Senegal on Monday 31 July to Tuesday 1 August 2023.

Important dates

  • Submission closing date – Friday, 9 June 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance – Friday, 23 June 2023
  • Conference Registration Deadline – Friday, 7 July 2023


Global events such as the war in Ukraine, slowing economies, the persistence of COVID-19, and rising nationalism continue to challenge the world order. Consequently, sectors like philanthropy have been forced to undergo a transformation challenging the established order of the ecosystem. These shifts, coupled with the myriad of issues African philanthropy is currently grappling with such as localisation, developing a south-south approach, and inward-looking (harnessing the local capacity) for resource mobilisation need a dedicated platform for deliberation. The events occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic witnessed African philanthropy responding in unprecedented ways. Technology and innovative ways of giving became ubiquitous almost overnight. However, clear disparities were also observed as some philanthropic institutions flourished while others were totally decimated and may not resurface.

Other urgent issues the sector is facing head-on include climate change, climate advocacy, climate change adaption vs climate change mitigation, governance, technology, and many other new fronts. These issues have the potential to refocus and pivot how philanthropy is practiced, lived, and experienced especially in Africa. They are simply the inflection points that will continue to shape the future of the ecosystem in Africa.

At this inflection moment, evidence is suggesting that philanthropy is gradually moving away from a relationship-driven to a value-driven system – there is a realisation for sustainability. This is changing the logic of the philanthropic field and has the potential to create an increasingly efficient social capital over time. Given the magnitude of social and environmental needs, a new way of thinking must be devised for the sector to truly realise its potential and impact. Although there has hardly been a broad consensus on efficiency and effectiveness, systematic shifts and systems thinking are likely to enable philanthropies to achieve greater impact at this inflection point.

The 2nd African Philanthropy Academic Conference will be charged with the responsibility of unpacking some of these questions and potentially devising the future for philanthropy, especially in Africa. This question and the sub-themes will be used to guide and reflect on the inflection points depicted.

The Africa Business School (ABS) – Mohammed IV Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco) is recruiting PhD Students

Established in 2016, with the aim of being the leading business school in Africa, ABS is part of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). ABS supports the transformation of organizations through Research, Advisory and Learning, thus shaping the strategies, operating models, and societal impact of Moroccan and African organizations.

Dedicated to creating the continent’s future leaders through training, research, and innovation, ABS aspires to make its graduates confident in responding to the most crucial challenges facing Africa and the world.

Africa Business School introduces a distinctive perspective to leadership and research aiming for its graduates to develop analytical and practical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, cognitive, and emotional, managerial and technological.

Target Candidate:

  • Recent research-minded graduates with a completed Master’s degree or equivalent and a strong academic background who wish to pursue research in an African context.

Faculty and researchers from African universities, who do not have a PhD degree yet are also encouraged to apply.

Location: Rabat – Salé – Technopolis – Morocco


  • Access to world-class research and training: Our PhD students will benefit from access to cutting-edge research, training, and expertise.
  • Global competitiveness: Our PhD students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in a global job market.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities: Our PhD students will have the opportunity to develop their professional networks by engaging with peers from around the world
  • International network of world-class partner business schools.
  • PhD co-supervision by leading international scholars available for the best candidates.
  • International conference participation is integral part of the program.
  • Supplementary PhD research training at a top-rated international partner business school for the best candidates.

Multiple fully-funded PhD positions at Africa Business School

The Africa Business School (ABS) at Mohammed IV Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco, Rabat Campus) is recruiting PhD Students in Energy Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Supply Chains, Organizational Behavior, Sustainability, and Tourism.

We are looking for recent research-minded graduates with a completed master’s degree or equivalent and a strong academic background who wish to pursue research in the African context. Faculty and researchers from African universities, who do not have a PhD degree yet are also encouraged to apply.

The program is delivered in English and offers:

  • A unique emphasis on research, with limited teaching requirements.
  • Extensive Research Training (mandatory and complementary coursework).
  • A generous compensation.- Partnerships with top business schools.
  • The potential for unique, corporate, and public partnerships for research.
  • Supervision by experienced researchers with international track records in collaboration with professors of professional practice.
  • Co-supervision by top academics at partner universities, research internships at international top universities for the best candidates.
  • Participation in at least two international academic conferences, among other benefits.

Please find details on the program and the application process below.

Call for Proposals: The SWIFT Institute and GBSN Grant Competition

Case topic:  Bank Management, Cybersecurity & Risk Management in Latin America


The threat of cybersecurity raises a number of questions for financial institutions and how they interact with each other, especially for those based in emerging economies. The SWIFT Institute – GBSN Case writing grant will support the development of 1 teaching case and 1 research case developed by faculty based in the below target countries in Latin America. These case studies will examine ways in which local financial institutions minimize this risk. The geographical focus will be on the following countries:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Dominican Republic

Grant Terms

GBSN invites its faculty, PhD students, and researchers with a background and/or interest in finance, cyber security, and/or risk management to submit a proposal.  The selected applicants will be awarded:

  • $5,000 USD for the production of one teaching case (for classroom teaching purposes)
  • $5,000 USD for the production of one research case (for publication and online distribution purposes)
  • or $10,000 USD for the production of both case studies

The case studies should include financial institutions from all countries of interest.

Applicants do not need to be from a GBSN member school, but must be originally from or have greatly studied, one of the listed countries.

Case Requirements

(The SWIFT Institute and / or GBSN can be of assistance in introducing the case writers to potential case protagonists in their country of preference. It is expected that aliases will be used in order to preserve the financial institutions’ privacy)

  • For the teaching case: the final production should be 6-10 pages in length, with the incorporation of appendices and a 2-page teaching note that must include the following sections:
    • Learning objectives
    • Target group
    • Teaching strategy
    • Questions for discussion 
    • Analysis of data
    • Any additional background reading
  • For the research case: the final production should be 6-10 pages in length, with the incorporation of graphs in the document, and without appendices for online publishing and distribution

The cases will be owned and distributed by GBSN and the Swift Institute. Permission to publish and release will be provided on a case by case basis.

The development of the case(s) can be conducted in Spanish, however the final written cases must be in English.

Proposal Requirements

  • Proposed title and brief abstract of case study
  • Financial institution representation from one (or more) of the Latin American countries
  • Resume/CVs of all participating authors and/or researchers

Application Small Grant Review Criteria

  • Experience of the individual Case Writer or Team (30 Points)
  • Overall Quality of Proposal Submission (30 Points)
  • Relevance of Case Topic Proposed (20 Points)
  • Relevance and Applicability to Latin America (20 Points)

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022 11:59 PM EST.

Please Note: Applicants do not need to be from nor represent Latin American schools or countries, but must have an adequate knowledge and experience working in the target country.

Notifications for winning submissions will be made by mid-February 2023. Finalized cases will be delivered by August 2023.

Submission Portal


For more information or questions, please email Maddie Handler at

The SWIFT Institute

The SWIFT Institute, set up by SWIFT, funds independent research, supports knowledge-led debate and provides a forum where academia and financial industry practitioners can learn from each other. Its primary focus is transaction banking, covering the areas of payments & banking, capital markets, cyber security, technology & innovation, regulation & compliance and leadership. The SWIFT Institute aims to extend the understanding of current practice and explore future needs in global financial services. The SWIFT Institute is proud to partner with GBSN, helping to support efforts to improve the quality of education in the developing world. Our current efforts include the creation of case studies designed to enable business students to make informed leadership decisions based on real-world situations within the global financial industry. Additionally, we run Student Challenges whereby we seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and showcase those ideas to financial industry practitioners.  Our collaboration with GBSN is designed to shape and tap into the minds of future thought and business leaders.  Our research is freely available to download and share at

IIM invites applications for Scholar in Residence Program, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and Faculty Positions

Scholar in Residence Program Contact

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Contact

Scholar in Residence Program

IIM takes pride in active collaboration with prestigious management institutes around the world. IIM invites applications under the “Scholar in Residence” program, where a faculty member can spend about two weeks at IIM Indore for collaborative research with a host faculty member, engage in various academic & research activities such as research seminar, interaction with Ph.D. students and related area faculties. The Institute will cover the economy class flight tickets and local hospitality within the campus. Interested faculty colleagues are requested to send an email to

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

IIM is looking for young, motivated individuals for doing research in different specializations of management. A PDF will work with a mentor who is expected to provide ample opportunities to develop the fellow as an independent researcher. The fellow will be expected to conduct high quality academic research with the mentor and engage in teaching activities at the institute. Interested candidates are requested to send an email to

Faculty Positions

IIM Indore invites application for faculty position at all levels in all areas. The applications are accepted all year round and processed periodically. Interested candidate are requested to check the website for more details.

Call for Chapters – Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum – Volume 4

Editors: Kemi Ogunyemi, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

Email Address:

Please send a one-page chapter proposal, dealing with or related to the themes to the editor’s email address

About the Book

Title: Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum (Volume 4)

Summary: This book series goes beyond the current literature by providing unique insights into the experience of seasoned academics regarding embedding business ethics into their teaching of the practice of management, especially in the light of new global happenings.The series provides faculty in business schools with knowledgeable discourse about the current ethical issues within their fields. Specifically, this call is soliciting chapter proposals from a multidisciplinary array of scholars. 

Full Description

The need to embed business ethics in the teaching of management disciplines has at times given rise to a debate as to whether ethics should be taught as a standalone course or in an embedded manner. So far, the majority of the opinions favors a consensus that both approaches are relevant and should be used complementarily for optimal results. This book series goes beyond the current literature by providing unique insights into the experience of seasoned academics regarding embedding business ethics into their teaching of the practice of management, especially in the light of new global happenings.

The series provides faculty in business schools with knowledgeable discourse about the current ethical issues within their fields. The book fits into Area 1, educator guides, of the PRME Collection, as a supplementary textbook for the business student (to highlight ethical dilemmas for all the different managerial functional roles covered in the book) and a handbook for business faculty, and promotes PRME principles 1, 2 and 3. For example, a chapter on embedding ethics in teaching operations management in this digital world would be used by faculty and students as a supplement to the usual textbooks for operations management courses.

Principle 1 states: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. The ‘Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum’ series enables faculty to ensure that their students grasp the moral dimension of running a business whether it be at the moment of drawing up sustainable business plans, of raising finance, of appraising employees, of executing operation strategies, of buying software, or of implementing a customer loyalty plan. This latest addition to the series takes into consideration the ethical questions raised by new realities in today’s world.

Principle 2 states: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact. This objective of this book is precisely to facilitate this task for faculty.

Principle 3 states: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership. The ‘Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum’ series provides a platform for faculty to share their experiences of how to teach ethical profitability with their peers. This contributes to resolving the concerns that faculty in other disciplines may experience when they wish to incorporate ethics into their teaching but may feel that they lack the preparation for doing this or ideas of how to go about it.

Specifically, this call is soliciting chapter proposals from a multidisciplinary array of scholars. Their aim should be to contribute to the knowledge of how to embed ethics in various management disciplines either by sharing knowledge and experiences related to current business realities of a globalized and digitized world, or by providing case studies that embed ethics in the their learning objectives apart from those specified for the course discipline. Thematic ideas about the former are listed in the tentative chapter content segment, below. Regarding the latter, for example, we welcome ethical decision-making cases to be used in teaching Strategy or Business Policy, Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Operations and Service Management, Marketing, Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Management Communication, Team Building, Negotiation, Business Leadership, Project Management, Business Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, etc. The multidisciplinary approach of the book is expected to make its content very rich (actual table of contents to be derived from accepted chapter proposals).

The Plan

Schedule for publication of the book:
· Book chapter proposals received: August 15, 2021
· Notification of accepted chapter proposals: August 22, 2021
· Receipt of full book chapters for review: November 28, 2021
· Peer review of book chapters and revision feedback: December 8 – 31, 2021
· Receipt by editors of final draft of book chapters: January 25, 2022
· Book delivered to the publisher: February 14, 2022
· Anticipated publication: August 15, 2022

Authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit full chapters for publication in this next volume in the series. Authors of accepted full chapters will be required to participate in the review process (two chapters each).

Please submit your chapter proposal as a Microsoft Word document attached to an email to no later than August 15, 2021.

We would appreciate a one-page proposal describing your chapter, identifying your discipline and outlining the broad scope of your proposed chapter content (preferably not exceeding 250 words). Please include as a separate Word file a brief biography covering your current institutional affiliation and position, a listing of your relevant publications and educational background, and or any other pertinent information on your qualifications for contributing to this manuscript (preferably not exceeding 250 words).

Please email all proposals and enquiries to Kemi Ogunyemi Associate Professor, Business Ethics, Sustainability Management, and Managerial Anthropology Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

Call for Chapters – Responsible Management of Work Value Shifts Post Covid-19

Editors: Kemi Ogunyemi and Adaora Onaga, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria
Email addresses:,
Publishers: In review with Emerald Publishing
Please send a 200-word chapter proposal to the above email addresses by August 15, 2021.

About the Book

Title: Responsible Management of Work Value Shifts Post Covid-19
Summary: The Covid-19 pandemic is leaving an indelible mark on history. This book aims to reflect on past and present events influencing its global impact and the shifts towards new directions in responsible management of human relationships and workforce dynamics. Future adaptations to heighten responsibility are explored and recommendations are proffered.

Full Description

Covid 19 has deepened the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) context of the world we live in globally and thus heightened the need for responsibility, accountability, and ethics in the use and management of resources for the common good of all humanity. Big value shifts have taken place both at individual and collective levels – families, companies, communities, countries, etc. New and wicked problems emerged and tested the moral mettle of many – physically, emotionally and spiritually. While the pandemic has had (and continues having) unprecedented effects on our personal and professional lives, it has surfaced physical, emotional, and spiritual gaps and strengths which may have been previously unappreciated. These changes have had a direct impact on the workforce especially with businesses and healthcare. There is however, no aspect of the globalized society that has been left untouched. Thus, it can be considered a special pandemic which is not only relevant to the present but has future implications and will benefit from lessons from the past. For this reason, in this project, we start with a study of past major pandemics and epidemics in relation to their influence on workplace dynamics. This influence is theorized to be at the same time positive and detrimental to development. An analysis of the reasons for growth or otherwise can help with understanding and directing the future post Covid 19.

The pandemic has forced the rapid actualization, worldwide, of a digital potential that was already considered to be speedily developing. However, the progress already made shows that there is still potential for even swifter technological progress to directly and positively impact personal, professional, and social lives while minimizing externalities. The resulting accelerated progress has led to hybrid work models, the automation of services previously provided by human individuals, and the pressured acquisition of new skills and tools in a relatively short time – in all these, responsible management has sometimes taken a hit. We are interested in unpacking what has happened during the period and also in the future directions of this shift in technological skills and ways of thinking about the workplace and work values. Our interest is particularly directed at organizations that have borne the direct impact of changes with Covid and the health sector responsible for its control and prevention. What did it mean and what does it mean to have responsible management in these new circumstances? Where gender equity, social responsibility, and responsible taxation of businesses were previously relevant before the pandemic, what direction should these discussions be taking?

The future of our post-Covid world is of primary concern. It requires active agency to ensure that it is a world that places work in its right context for growth and development and this entails greater responsibility for those who control and distribute resources or make decisions that affect them. How this is achieved will be influenced by the personal and organizational preparation to make it happen. What impact will the workplace shifts have on our physical, psychological, and spiritual health?

The final section of the work looks at the generational impact, relevant virtues, and the physical, psychological, and spiritual adaptations that may be necessary for directing workplace shifts to a wholesome and fulfilling one for humanity. In the wake of Covid 19, the book will aid businesses by providing further insight into the changes that have been caused by the pandemic and how to proactively and responsibly react to them. It will reinforce the efforts they are already making in this regard and broaden their perspectives and provoke them to think outside of the box to do things right. The case studies showcase best practices to guide others who wish to act responsibly. There is an intentional focus on the future of work and management which are rapidly evolving and require deep reflections about their direction and its quality.

Tentative Table of Contents: Please send a 200-word chapter proposal, dealing with or related to the themes below, to the editors’ email addresses (as above) by August 15, 2021.

Section 1- Pandemics and Workplace Dynamics: A Longitudinal Perspective (Taking the long view)

  • Past epidemics, moral questions raised, and their historical impact on development
  • Ethical leadership in crises and pandemics – a dilemmatic review
  • Shifts in CSR and sustainability imperatives over the years due to ‘natural disasters’
  • The impact of pandemics on governance and public services

Section 2- Covid-19 Impact on Businesses and Organizations (Systemic responsibility)

  • Applying ethical theories and principles in unusual situations – practical approaches to decision making
  • Responsible people management and fairness during Covid 19
  • Working from home and the dynamics for gender equity and the digital divide
  • Expat quotas, knowledge transfer dynamics and work from home

Section 3- Responsible Healthcare: Gains and Challenges with Covid 19 (Health in crisis)

  • Resource management and healthcare accountability with Covid 19
  • New perspectives in occupational health and safety for businesses
  • Responsible personal care and the logic of lockdowns
  • Triaging and managing Covid – ethical decision-making
  • Covid vaccinations and moral questions (production, inclusivity, etc.)
  • Health and business intersections – profitability and the common good

Section 4- People Management in Fluid Workspaces: Transplanting Corporate Values and Ethical Culture into the New Normal (Recreating responsibility)

  • Developing resilient people and upskilling
  • Work ethic from home – (mis)trust and (dis)honesty
  • Tensions and solutions in upholding organizational culture and values; challenges to resilience
  • Responsible private-public partnerships for the pandemic – guiding principles for collaborations

Section 5- Directing the Future of Work Value Shifts Responsibly (Work value shifts and the future)

  • Flexibility as virtue (or vice) in future work dynamics
  • Generational impact for the future of responsible management of the generations
  • Preparing for the next pandemic – legacy learnings
  • Psychological needs for future work value shifts
  • Dealing ethically with legal restrictions and the implications of contractual failures
  • Protecting against abuses of trust – private, public, NGOs, media actors; future trust issues
  • Religion and spirituality in management in a post-Covid world

There is an intentional focus on the future of work and management, which are rapidly evolving and require deep reflections about their direction and its quality. Please send a 200-word proposal to by August 15, 2021.