Attn SEED PhDs: COD International Conference: Nairobi, Kenya – 26-28 August 2015

Centre for Organizations in Development International Conference

26-28 August 2015 – Nairobi, Kenya

The Centre for Organizations in Development and Africa Research Group are delighted to welcome you to our Fourth International Conference which will be held at Daystar University. Nairobi, Kenya. This standing biannual conference is dedicated to advancing research on Africa, and it has always been the aim of the ARG to host our biennial conference in Africa. We would like to thank Dr Muturi Wachira, Dean of Business and Economics at Daystar, for kindly agreeing to work with us to co-host this very exciting event.

AFRICA RESEARCH GROUP
The Africa Research Group is an international and interdisciplinary community of scholars interested in furthering the understanding of the management, organizational, socio-economic, investment, innovation, and entrepreneurial issues relevant to African countries. Established in 2012 at Nottingham University Business School, the Group aims, inter alia, to conduct high quality research through collaboration; inform and influence investors, managers, and policy makers about the management and investment climate, opportunities, and challenges in Africa; disseminate research in high impact journals, books, and conferences; and enhance awareness of the role of the African Diaspora in the continent’s economic and industrial rejuvenation.
This conference seeks papers that examine the challenges of managing people and organizations in Africa from a wide variety of perspectives. We welcome papers that shed new light on, but are not limited to:

leadership and managerial expertise in Africa

      •       managing a diverse cultural workforce
      •       innovative HRM solutions unique to the African context
      •       the place of indigenous knowledge and home-grown solutions
      •       innovation, entrepreneurialism and knowledge management
      •       management of SMEs and the informal sector
      •       management in the NGO and development agency sectors
      •       Human and Social capital in the development context
      •       Corporate governance, CSR and business ethics
      •       the effect of globalization and the role of MNCs
      •       the Africa-Asia engagement, and South-South dialogue

Submission procedure:
Please submit either extended abstracts (not less than 1,500 words) that will have been developed into full papers by the time of the conference, or full papers (about 8,000 words). All submissions will be subject to double-blind review.
For all submissions from the Americas: newenham-kahindi@edwards.usask.ca
For all submissions from Africa: mnjagi@daystar.ac.ke
For all submissions from Europe: Qixun.Siebers@ntu.ac.uk
For all submissions from the rest of the world: Sereh.Akelola@ntu.ac.uk
Registration fee: Standard fee: £100 (US$160); Student fee £60 (US$100). Link to registration will follow later.

Keynote speakers: tbc
Accommodation details: tbc

Key dates:
Deadline for all submissions: 31 May 2015.
Announcement of results: 12 June 2015.
Registration deadline: 26 June 2015.
Submission of final papers: 15 July 2015.

Conference dates:  26-28 August 2015.

Organizing Committee: Professor Ken Kamoche, University of Nottingham; Dr Aminu Mamman, University of Manchester;  Dr  Chris Rees, University of Manchester,Dr Muturi Wachira, Daystar University; Mercy Njagi, Daystar University;  Dr Lisa Siebers, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Serah Akelola, Nottingham Trent University; Dr. Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi, University of Saskatchewan.

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