Call for papers: Second International Conference on HRM and the management of organizations in AfricaDate: 6 - 7 September 2012
The conference will be organised at Nottingham University Business School, in collaboration with the Centre for Organization in Development, Manchester University and co-sponsored by Emerald and the International Journal of Manpower.
Following on from the very successful 2010 conference, this conference seeks papers that examine the challenges of managing people and organisations in Africa. We welcome papers that challenge conventional wisdom about the problems that characterize the organisational landscape in Africa, papers that open new debates on the role of leadership, knowledge-creation and sharing, managerial expertise, cross-cultural and ethnic factors, the effect of globalisation and the role of MNCs, including the emergent Africa-Asia dialogue, the place of indigenous knowledge, the informal economy and home-grown solutions, entrepreneurialism, CSR and business ethics.
Submission procedurePlease 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.
The fee covers participation in all sessions, conference materials, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and Conference Dinner on 6 September.
To register for the event please complete the Registration Form. Please note the deadline for registrations is 30 June 2012.
AccommodationFor suitable accommodation close to the conference venue and the Hotel Reservation Service, please view the Accommodation & Hotel Reservation Service document.
If you would like to make a reservation or require further details regarding accommodation, please contact Beverley Cunningham by:
telephone: 0115 951 3640
fax: 01159 515018 or
Please note that the accommodation rates have been negotiated by the Hotel Reservation Service and a direct liaison with the hotels may incur an increase. All rates are subject to availability and may not always be available.
For available accommodation on campus please download and complete the University accommodation booking form, or contact Sally Hamson by telephone on: 01159 829247.
Deadline for all submissions: 15 May 2012
Announcement of results: 15 June 2012
Registration: 30 June 2012
Final papers: 25 July 2012
Keynote speaker 1: Professor Stella Nkomo, Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria.
Keynote speaker 2: Professor Adrian Ziderman PhD, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Manpower Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor Emeritus in Economics & Business Economics Department, Bar-Ilan University
Keynote speaker 3: Jacqueline Watson-Yarngo, Head of Global Business Development & Support TrainingForChange/MS-Training Center for Development Cooperation (TCDC) ActionAid International Denmark
Organising Committee: Professor Ken Kamoche, The University of Nottingham; Dr Aminu Mamman, Manchester University; Professor Musa Mangena, Dr. Francis Neshamba, Nottingham Trent University; Professor Kamel Mellahi, Warwick University; Professor Amon Chizema, Loughborough University; Dr. Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi, University of Saskatchewan.
Emerald Insight will sponsor the Best Paper Award, including a year's free access to the HRM portfolio.
All enquiries, proposals and submissions should be sent to:
Nottingham University Business School
Jubilee Campus, Nottingham NG1 8BB, United Kingdom
Directions to Jubilee Campus