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Africa Journal of Management

ISSN: 2332-2373 (Print)
            2332-2381 (Online)
Publication frequency: 4 issue per year

1.3 (2022) Impact Factor
2.0 (2022) CiteScore (Scopus) 
0.498 (2022) SNIP
0.393 (2022) SJR

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Co-published with RoutledgePublication of this journal is supported by the Africa Academy of ManagementClick here for Open Access options on this journal

Aims & Scope

The beginning of the Twenty First Century has witnessed Africa’s rise and progress as one of the fastest growing and most promising regions of the world. At the same time, serious challenges remain. To sustain and speed up momentum, avoid reversal, and deal effectively with emerging challenges and opportunities, Africa needs better management scholarship, education and practice. The purpose of the Africa Journal of Management (AJOM) is to advance management theory, research, education, practice and service in Africa by promoting the production and dissemination of high quality and relevant manuscripts.

AJOM is committed to publishing original, rigorous, scholarly empirical and theoretical research papers, which demonstrate clear understanding of the management literature and draw on Africa’s local indigenous knowledge, wisdom and current realities. As the first scholarly journal of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM), AJOM gives voice to all those who are committed to advancing management scholarship, education and practice in or about Africa, for the benefit of all of Africa.

AJOM welcomes manuscripts that develop, test, replicate or validate management theories, tools and methods with Africa as the starting point. The journal is open to a wide range of quality, evidence-based methodological approaches and methods that “link” “Western” management theories with Africa’s indigenous knowledge systems, methods and practice. We are particularly interested in manuscripts, which address Africa’s most important development needs, challenges and opportunities as well as the big management questions of the day. We are interested in research papers, which address issues of ethical conduct in different African settings.

Manuscripts should include data or viewpoints from more than one country or at the very least demonstrate relevancy for the wider African context. Of particular interest are manuscripts which focus on Africa’s productive enterprises, including locally owned businesses, the informal sector, start-ups, scale-ups, state owned enterprises, foreign (e.g. multinational corporations) businesses, non-government organizations, or combinations thereof (e.g. public-private partnerships, international joint ventures, intergovernmental agencies), organizational and human capital development, and current development management topics. AJOM is not only about geography, but also shared experiences and common heritage: we seek contributions globally.

AJOM operates an international double anonymized peer-review process and publishes four times a year both in print and online. The journal also publishes research notes, book reviews and insights, and comments and debates from readers on published papers or important management questions of the day. It serves as a medium for recognizing excellence and exceptional service for advancing management scholarship, widely defined, and education and practice in Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world. 


Founding Editor

Moses N. Kiggundu Carleton University, Canada

Senior Associate Editor

Bruce Lamont Florida State University, USA

Associate Editors

Christopher OLH Porter Indiana University, USA 
Lena Zander Uppsala University, Sweden

Assistant Editor

Vincent Bagire Makerere University, Uganda

Editor, AJOM Insights

Amon Chizema Loughborough University, UK

Assistant Editor, AJOM Insights

Constant Beugré Delaware State University, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

Walter Baets University of Cape Town, South Africa 
Harry Barkema London School of Economics/Erasmus University, UK/Netherlands 
Robin Ely Harvard University, USA
Michael Hitt Texas A&M University, USA
Tim Judge University of Notre Dame, USA 
Gelase Mutahaba University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Stella Nkomo University of Pretoria, South Africa 
Mike Peng University of Texas at Dallas, USA 
John Ddumba Ssentamu Makerere University, Uganda 
Jim Walsh University of Michigan, USA

Editorial Review Board

Moses Acquaah University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA 
Garry Adams Auburn University, USA 
Duncan Angwin Oxford Brookes University, UK
Chi Anyansi-Archibong North Carolina A&T State University, USA 
Kurt April University of Cape Town, South Africa
Herman Aquinis Indiana University, USA 
Africa Ariño IESE Business School, Spain 
Winfred Arthur Texas A&M University, USA 
V.V. Baba McMaster University, Canada 
Sureth Babu International Food Policy Research Institute, USA 
Ted Baker North Carolina State University, USA 
Talya Bauer Portland State University, USA 
Paul Beamish Western University, Canada 
Sekou Bermis University of Texas, USA 
Dharm Bhawuk University of Hawaii, USA 
Richard Blackburn University of North Carolina, USA 
Garry Bruton Texas Christian University, USA 
Sue Canney Davison Pipal Ltd, Kenya 
Atira Charles Florida A&M University, USA 
Donald Conlon Michigan State University, USA 
Margaret Jemima Crabbe Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana 
Rian Drogendijk University of Groningen, Netherlands 
Bryan Edwards Oklahoma State University, USA 
Kimberly Ellis Florida Atlantic University, USA 
Walter Ferrier University of Kentucky, USA 
Gerald Ferris Florida State University, USA 
Michael Frese National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Brett Gilbert Rutgers University, USA 
Zhang Haisen University of International Business and Economics, China 
Angela Hall Michigan State University, USA 
Ralph Hamann University of Cape Town, South Africa 
Oscar Holmes Rutgers University, USA 
Benson Honig McMaster University, Canada 
Tomas Hult Michigan State University, USA 
Terence Jackson Middlesex University, UK 
Carla Jones Sam Houston State University, USA 
Karsten Jonsen IMD, Switzerland 
K. Michele Kacmar Texas State University, USA 
Kenneth Kamoche University of Nottingham, UK 
David Ketchen Auburn University, USA 
Phyllis Keys Morgan University, USA 
Adelaide King University of Virginia, USA 
David King Iowa State University, USA 
Ronald Klingebiel Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany 
Eileen Kwesiga Bryant University, USA 
Tomi  Laamanen University of St. Gallen, Switzerland 
Frannie  Leautier MKOBA Private Equity Fund, Tanzania 
Kevin Lowe University of Auckland, New Zealand 
Gundula Lücke Uppsala University, Sweden 
Catherine Maritan Syracuse University, USA 
Jennifer Marrone Seattle University, USA 
Anca Metiu ESSEC Business School, France 
Elham Metwally American University of Cairo, Egypt 
Alan Meyer University of Oregon, USA 
Christopher Meyer Baylor University, USA 
Angela Miles North Carolina A&T, USA 
Toyah Miller University of Texas-Dallas, USA 
Will Mitchell Duke University, USA 
Michael Mol Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 
Judy Muthuri University of Nottingham, UK 
Sucheta  Nadkarni Drexel University, USA 
Hermann Ndofor Texas A&M University, USA 
George Njenga Strathmore Business School, Kenya 
Faith Njugiri Concordia College, USA 
Nceku Nyanthi University of Cape Town, South Africa 
Anthony Nyberg University of South Carolina, USA 
Anne O'Leary-Kelly University of Arkansas, USA 
Dt Ogilvie Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Pam Perrewe Florida State University, USA 
David Ralston Florida International University, USA 
Annette Ranft University of Tennessee, USA 
Kira Reed Syracuse University, USA 
Rhonda Reger University of Tennessee, USA 
Taco Reus Erasmus University, The Netherlands 
Miguel Rivera-Santos Babson College, USA 
MB Sarkar Temple University, USA 
Paul Sears University of Findlay, USA 
Jason Shaw Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
Anne Smith University of Tennessee, USA 
Christine Spitzmuller Lagos Business School, Nigeria 
Christian Stadler University of Warwick, UK 
Lance Stringer University of Cape Town, South Africa 
Isaiah Ugboro North Carolina A&T, USA 
Craig Wallace Oklahoma State University, USA 
Justin Webb Oklahoma State University, USA 
Curtis Wesley Indiana University, USA 
Margaret White Oklahoma State University, USA 
Jane Williams Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis, USA 
Ian Williamson University of Melbourne, Australia 
Geoffrey Wood University of Warwick, UK 
David Zoogah Morgan University, UK


Publishing Manager

Contact regarding all aspects relating to the production of the journal, including scheduling and copyright issues:

Dr Kelly-Anne Frith
NISC (Pty) Ltd
4 Speke Street
PO Box 377
Makhanda 6140
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)46 622 9698
Fax: +27 (0)46 622 9550

Latest Issue

Volume 10, Issue 1, 2024


Africa Journal of Management: A decade in the making
Author(s): Bruce T. Lamont Florida State University, USA , Hermann A. Ndofor Indiana University, USA , Moses N. Kiggundu Carleton University, Canada
Pages: 1–5

Research Articles

10 years of the Africa Journal of Management: A bibliometric analysis
Author(s): Katia M. Galdino Georgia Southern University, USA , Diane Lawong University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Pages: 6–23
Driving green procurement in a developing country: The roles of corporate environmental ethics, environmental training, and top management commitment
Author(s): Emmanuel Kwabena Anin Kumasi Technical University, Ghana , Daniel Etse Kumasi Technical University, Ghana , Gilbert Anyowuo Okyere Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana , Darlington Bright Yao Adanfo Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, Ghana
Pages: 24–49
Dynamic pathways to SMEs performance: Unraveling the influence of organizational learning capability, innovation, market dynamism and market responsiveness in an African emerging economy
Author(s): Ahmed Agyapong Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, , Moses Acquaah University of North Carolina at Greensboro, , Gladys E. Abiew Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Koforidua Technical University, Ghana , Hubert N. Zan Ghana Energy Commission,
Pages: 50–74

Keynote Address

Building hope for the poor with digital services: Providing prosperity, justice, and dignity for ALL
Author(s): M. Barrett University of Cambridge, UK , S. Liyala Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya , E. Oborn University of Warwick, UK , K. Prince University of Cambridge, UK
Pages: 75–88


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