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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. 


Africa’s top business school seeks free thinkers for radical innovation

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of business is inviting applications to its pioneering MPhil specialising in Inclusive Innovation – a hands-on postgraduate degree that aims to generate practical and scalable sustainable solutions to African challenges.  


GSB conference inspires women to support cause

The 15th Annual Women in Business Conference organised by students at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business to celebrate women’s month, demonstrated the power of what can happen when women support other women.


A potential lifeline for SA’s healthcare crisis

Efficient Human Resource Management (HRM) has been overlooked as one of the ways to address problems in the South African healthcare arena argues new research from the UCT Graduate School of Business.



CMOs Challenged By Marketing Technology Sprawl and Need to Unify Data From Siloed Digital Apps

New CMO Council Study Shows Well-Integrated Marketing Technologies, Impact Business Performance and Increase Marketing Effectiveness

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2014)—Chief marketers are fast becoming expert urban planners fighting enterprise data sprawl in their digital marketing technology portfolios. They are being challenged to bring disciplined development and cross-functional harmonization to what is an ever more crowded, data-producing landscape.


Successful Study Tour A Learning Curve For Participants

MANCOSA’s MBA students and academics who returned from the recent Shanghai Study Tour to China gained insights into international business practices; leadership and how the cultural imperatives impacts on business. 


Grant opportunities from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for the following grant programs – for more information on these programs please visit the grant opportunities page at www.grandchallenges.org


Donation of Sasol Sponsored Supply Chain Management Books to all AABS Member Schools in Africa


MANCOSA Honours Human Rights Activist at GSB Opening

Dr Zweli Mkhize, the ANC National Treasurer, delivered the inaugural Dr Chota Motala Memorial Lecture which coincided with the launch of MANCOSA’s new state-of-the-art Graduate School of Business on 7 November 2014.


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