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Dear Colleagues,



Call for papers: Second International Conference on HRM and the management of organizations in Africa

Date: 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.

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 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.

Conference fee:

• 2 night package, 270 incl VAT; students, 230

• 3 night package, 340 incl VAT; students, 300

The fee covers participation in all sessions, conference materials, accommodation in a study bedroom with en-suite bathroom facilities, welcome pack with bathroom toiletries, coffee and tea supplies in pantries/bedrooms, full English breakfast, lunches, morning and afternoon tea/coffee/biscuits, and 3 course family served dinner.

• Two-day package, 170 incl VAT; students 120.

The fee covers participation in all sessions, conference materials, lunches, morning and afternoon tea/coffee/biscuits. Delegates taking this option will be provided with details of suitable accommodation within close proximity of the conference venue.


Deadline for all submissions: 15 May 2012

Announcement of results: 15 June 2012

Registration: 30 June 2012

Final papers: 15 July 2012


Keynote speaker: Professor Stella Nkomo, University of Pretoria.


Organising Committee: Professor Ken Kamoche, Nottingham University; 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:

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Nottingham University Business School

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