Dear colleague,

We are delighted to announce that the 5th Africa Research Group international conference will be held in Mauritius, co-hosted by the University of Mauritius. Please share this call with your colleagues and contacts. We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in Mauritius.




VENUE: Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe Aux Piments, MAURITIUS

Key dates:


Announcement of call for papers: 27 May 2016

Deadline for all submissions: 31 March 2017
Announcement of results: 28 April 2017
Registration deadline: 26 May 2017

Announcement of Conference Programme: 30 June 2017
Conference dates:  29-31 August 2017


Conference overview


Africa is now deemed to be ‘rising’, with a number of countries achieving some of the highest economic growth rates in the world. This conference seeks papers that contribute to our understanding of the changing organizational, workplace, socio-cultural, entrepreneurial and investment environment in Africa today. We hope to characterize this renaissance through research which not only challenges the negative stereotypes but which also demonstrates how solutions to Africa’s problems are being developed in ways that enhance the people’s well-being, create employment, build viable businesses, and provide a sustainable investment climate. Recognizing the need to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to socio-economic and industrial development the ARG will collaborate with the School of Engineering at the University of Mauritius. We encourage scholars to submit work which showcases the exciting innovations being generated across the continent through idea-driven technological advancement and entrepreneurial flair.

Papers may draw from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and ideally shed light on how the experiences and unique circumstances of organizations in Africa contribute to theory, practice and policy. We welcome papers that shed new light on, but are not limited to:


·         leadership and managerial expertise in Africa

·         managing a diverse cultural workforce

·         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

·         Corporate governance, CSR and business ethics

·         globalization and its impact on Africa

·         the Africa-Asia engagement, and South-South dialogue

·         Firm internationalization into African countries

·         Management and marketing strategies in Africa

·         Industry 4.0 and Lean

·         big data and supply chain management

We welcome both extended abstracts and full-length papers (maximum 36 pages).


Organizing Committee

Professor Ken Kamoche, University of Nottingham, [log in to unmask]

Professor Kim Hua Tan, University of Nottingham, [log in to unmask]

Mr Devkumar Callychurn, University of Mauritius, [log in to unmask]

Associate Professor Dinesh Kumar Hurreeram, University of Mauritius, [log in to unmask]

Associate Professor Anita Ramgutty Wong, University of Mauritius, [log in to unmask]

Professor Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University, [log in to unmask]

Dr Lisa Siebers, Nottingham Trent University, [log in to unmask]

Professor Abel Kinoti, Riara University, [log in to unmask]

Dr Franca Ovadje, Lagos Business School, [log in to unmask]

Dr Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi, University of Saskatchewan,

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Dr Pratima Sambajee, University of Strathclyde, [log in to unmask]


Accommodation (tbc)


Keynote speakers (tbc)


Registration fee


Standard fee: US$400 (£275), and $215 (£150) for students.


Submissions procedure:

Submissions from Africa: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Submissions from Europe: [log in to unmask]

Submissions from the Americas: [log in to unmask]

Submissions from Asia and the Far East: [log in to unmask]

Submissions from the rest of the world: [log in to unmask]


For all queries, please contact either Ken Kamoche or Devkumar Callychurn/ Dinesh Hurreeram


Africa Research Group:


Further details will be provided in due course.


Professor Ken Kamoche,

Professor of HRM and Organization Studies,

Nottingham University Business School,

Jubilee Campus, North Building,

Wollaton Rd,

Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK.

tel +44 (0) 115 846 6533,

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