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Call for Chapters - Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Organizational Development

Prof Neeta Baporikar of Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB) is currently in the process of editing a forthcoming publication entitled ‘Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Organizational Development’ and cordially invite you to submit your work and is certain that your contribution would enhance the value of the book.

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Africa’s Overall Growth has slowed but New Research shows Long-Term Fundamentals are Strong

Six years ago when the McKinsey Global (www.McKinsey.com/mgi) Institute first looked in detail at Africa’s diverse economies, almost all of them were experiencing accelerating growth.The picture today is more mixed. MGI’s new report Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies finds that Africa’s economies’ growth paths have diverged.  
 

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Call for Papers - African Journal of Management

THE STATE OF THE ART IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

RESEARCH IN AFRICA  

 
Experiencing unusually high economic growth rates, African countries are now in the spotlight regarding infrastructure, globalization, and business development. The ability of African societies to prosper from these opportunities and ensure sustainable economic and social development depends on the existence of leadership and management capabilities to unlock capacity of the workforce and achieve strategic goals.  

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Dr Grafton Whyte elected on to AABS Board

Dr Grafton Whyte Spends some time with us to tell us about his experience, how this will benefit AABS and how business schools are impacting businesses and economic growth

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Dr Adri Drotskie, MBA Director of Henley Business School Africa tells us about Retaining MBA Graduates

An ongoing survey by Henley Business School Africa has revealed that just over 50% our MBA students who completed their studies from 2011 onwards were still employed at the same company.

75% of students who received full corporate sponsorship were still employed by the same company. However, 60% of graduates whose employer did not sponsor their MBA had moved to another company. Retention of a newly graduated MBA employee is important. What can businesses do to retain their MBA graduates?

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Dr. Karim Seghir appointed as Chancellor of Ajman University

Dr. Karim Seghir has been appointed as Chancellor of Ajman University, the oldest private university in the United Arab Emirates, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Seghir has served as Dean of the School of Business at the American University in Cairo since July 2014. Seghir has also served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration at the AUC School of Business from June 2011 to June 2014 and was in charge of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) among other things. 

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Emerald AABS Case Study Competition 2016-17

For Event: Case Teaching & Writing Workshop, Namibia 2016-11-03

Emerald and the Association of African Business Schools are delighted to announce that the 2016-2017 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition is now open! 

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The Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy

Gifting is an age-old practice in Africa and plays a central role in most communities across the continent. The Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy, a joint initiative with the Southern Africa Trust, is the first of its kind on the continent.

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Policy and governance failures in key infrastructure sectors widen space for corruption and undermines growth

Despite having dodged a recession this week, South Africa’s long term prospects for growth and development don’t look good, as a result of poor policy decisions around the country’s economic infrastructure.

“Any one instance of government dereliction is troubling, but the cumulative effect of multiple areas of insouciant neglect, or deliberate abuse, of our infrastructure industries indicates a government that has little appreciation of the importance of energy, telecommunications, transport and water for economic growth, employment creation and poverty reduction,” says UCT GSB professor Anton Eberhard.

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High heels and hard hats: How to lead like a woman in a man’s world

Farana Boodhram has made her mark in the male-dominated fields of mining and transport in South Africa and has been recognised for her achievements by being selected for a prestigious Vital Voices leadership fellowship last month.

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