Africa Academy of Management (AFAM)
2021 Online Webinar Series

Topic: Decolonizing Business Schools in Africa

Date: Friday 12 March, 2021
Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) 11.00-12.30 (WAT) 7.00- 8.30 (EST)

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Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof. Mehdi Boussebba, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr. Mundia Kabinga, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. Shaun Ruggunan, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr. Baniyelme D. Zoogah, AFAM President, Xavier University, USA

Dr. Nceku Nyathi, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

The global support of the Black Lives Matter movement re-ignited discussions on the role of institutions, including Business Schools, in propagating racial, tribal and social injustices.  Historical legacies of injustice and inequality are often perpetuated through what is taught (including a Eurocentric curriculum) or not taught, the kind of research undertaken, and the nature of external partnerships forged by business schools and accreditation bodies in Africa. Moreover, the cultures of inequality and silencing of voices is often perpetuated through internal structures, systems and processes of institutions.  This reality calls for reimagining business schools for the future and their role in Africa’s development.  This webinar will discuss decolonization and indigenisation efforts within institutions in Africa, and how they might transform business schools in Africa to develop a more equal, prosperous and just society.

Webinar Series Organisers:
Prof. Amanuel Tekleab, Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Judy N. Muthuri, Nottingham University Business School, UK