AABS supports graduate business schools through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement programmes for deans/directors and faculty from African Business Schools.
The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) was formally established in October 2005 and was registered as a Non-Profit Organization in September 2007.
Our programmes aim to help with building effective business schools in order to improve management education in Africa and to enhance the relevance and contribution of business schools to African development.
AABS hosts an annual business schools conference for business school and business leaders across the continent called AABS Connect. AABS Connect rotates around the continent on an annual basis and also includes a workshop for deans and directors of business schools as well as the AABS annual meeting.
AABS Connect provides an opportunity for discussion, expression of members views and interests and an opportunity for thought leaders in management education to gather and share ideas. For more information on AABS Connect click here
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Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) 2014 Conference
The Africa Academy of Management’s 2014 Conference was held at the University of Botswana and hosted by the Centre of Specialization in Public Administration and Management (CESPAM) in the Faculty of Social Sciences was very successful. The conference theme was: Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice. We were impressed with the number of academics and practitioners from all over the world who attended the conference. There were participants from 24 countries covering Africa, Australia, The Caribbean, Middle East, Europe, and North America who attended the conference. Ten (10) of these countries were in Africa representing the North, South, East, and West of the continent. Most of the participants from Africa were junior faculty (Lecturer and Senior Lecturers) and doctoral students in African Business Schools, and several of them commented on the quality feedback they received for their research both before and during the conference.
Professor Stella M. Nkomo
Professor Stella M. Nkomo is the Deputy Dean for Research and Post-Graduate Studies and a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria.