Management and organization studies have increasingly experienced a pivot towards studying grand challenges. Climate and demographic changes, poverty alleviation, or the recent Covid-19 crisis are examples of such major concerns to the world community. Scholars, studying such grand challenges aim to address the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030. However, no one-size-fits-all solutions exist. To provide practical knowledge, social-cultural, and economic particularities of a local place need to be respected. A theoretical approach that promises to tackle grand challenges in Europe might fail elsewhere. Hence, the distinctive histories as well as the different cultural, political, and economic contexts of the 54 diverse African countries need to be considered when establishing impactful knowledge that works on the ground. Though, how do such African approaches to tackle grand challenges look like?
If you are a scholar working on a research project that strives to address this or a similar question, join via Zoom the virtual Paper Development Workshop (vPDW), taking place on the 14th of October 2022 (3 PM – 6 PM, Central African Time), organized by the Centre for African Smart Public Value Governance in conjunction with the Africa Journal of Management and the Africa Academy of Management. In breakout rooms, you will have the possibility to discuss your working paper with experienced scholars who are familiar with the topic and who will provide guidance and constructive feedback to advance your project.
3:00 PM Welcome and Introduction to the Topic
3:15 PM Aims and Scope: Africa Journal of Management
3:30 PM Breakout Rooms: Two discussants review two/three accepted working papers
5:00 PM Closing Panel with Participating Discussants
To register for the vPDW, submit via the subsequent form a 500-words abstract until the 31st of August 2022. You will receive notification of acceptance in mid of September, allowing you to develop an extended synopsis or full paper that can be discussed during the workshop.
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