Research Articles

Why Africa Journal of Management and Why Now?

Published in: Africa Journal of Management
Volume 1, issue 1, 2015, pages: 4–26
DOI: 10.1080/23322373.2015.994419
Author(s): Stella M. NkomoDepartment of Human Resource Management, South Africa, David ZoogahEarl Graves School of Business, USA, Moses AcquaahDepartment of Management, Bryan School of Business and Economics, USA

Abstract

In this article, we provide the background as well as the rationale for the decision to establish the Africa Journal of Management. We begin by telling the story of the genesis of AFAM and its aspirational mission. Next, we discuss the forces and realities that make it the right time to introduce a journal dedicated to management and organizations in Africa. Thereafter, we describe our views on the challenges of doing research on management in Africa. We close with AFAM's aspirations for Africa Journal of Management.

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