CFP: Africa Research Group (ARG) 7th International Conference

  • August 27, 2023 - 08:00
  • Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Kicukiro, KK 554 St, Kigali, Rwanda

Mount Kenya University Rwanda will host an international conference in August, 2023 in conjunction with the African Research Group (ARG) of Nottingham University in the U.K. The conference will be held at  Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Kicukiro, KK 554 St, Kigali, Rwanda

Conference theme: Contemporary developments in the management of organizations in Africa: tapping into indigenous knowledge and developing viable partnerships

Conference Dates: 27th to 30th  August, 2023

Key dates:

  • First announcement of call for papers: 15 March 2022
  • Second call for papers: 30 April 2022
  • Deadline for all submissions: 20th April 2023
  • Announcement of results: 20th May 2023
  • Registration deadline: 15 May 2023
  • Announcement of Conference Programme: 30 June 2023

Conference tracks and paper submissions

  1. TRACK 1: Management and organisation theory ; Dr. Nkechi Irechukwu,
  2. TRACK 2: Management practice and HR; Dr. Pratima Sambajee,
  3. TRACK 3: Knowledge Management Technological innovation; Prof Emmanuel Adegbite,
  4. TRACK 4: Sustainable Management, Public Sector and related topics;  Dr. Judy Muthuri,
  5. TRACK 5: Africa in a complex global context :Dr. Samson Njenga Gitahi,

Registration Fee
International: USD 250
Rwanda: USD 150
Africa: USD 200
Students: USD 80

Payment Details
A/C NO: 4401919866
Early bird to get 10% discount (paid by May 30th 2023)

The conference fee will include admission to all academic sessions, conference information pack, coffee breaks and lunches. Welcome Reception on Sunday 27th August 2023.

Submission guidelines

  • Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing
  • Full papers no longer than 30 pages; extended abstracts between 3 and 8 pages
  • No identifying information (author’s names, email addresses, institutions)
  • Include a separate title page with author details
  • Harvard style referencing
  • No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, etc after the submission deadline



Kigali Paramount Hotel ( This is a hotel owned by the University  hence hosted just next to the conference venue). more details will be availed soon. Read more 
Alternative hotels, and distance from the university:
It is recommended that delegates contact the hotels directly.
For Enquiries
Dr. Catherine Wanjiku;
Prof. Ken Kamoche;

Conference overview

In the last few decades, there has been an emergent narrative of ‘Africa rising’, which has gone a long way to dispel misleading perceptions of a continent perpetually needing help. A good number of countries in Africa are now leading the world in terms of economic growth rates, and some organizations/countries have been trailblazers for example in mobile telephony and tele-medicine, including the response to Covid-19. African universities are
also making significant contributions to scholarship, and benefitting from collaboration with scholars and institutions elsewhere. Associations such as the ARG continue to play a pivotal role in these developments. This conference aims to extend the debate by focusing on how we as researchers can contribute further to the advancement of knowledge by drawing from indigenous knowledge, formulating home-grown solutions and tapping into the knowledge of local practitioners in order to better meet Africa’s challenges. We believe there are many
important initiatives taking place in local communities, SMEs, partnerships between the private and public sectors, technology hubs involving technologically-savvy but financially challenged entrepreneurs, and so forth, as well as threats that require a rethink in the nature and meaning of work, workplace relations and the very functioning of organizations, particularly in the context of the global pandemic which has changed the world in so radical a
fashion. This conference aims to attract papers that shed light on these phenomena. Papers may draw from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. In summary, we welcome papers that shed new light on, but are not limited to the following, as set out in the broad tracks below:

  1. Management and organization theory: the role of indigenous knowledge in generating appropriate solutions
    understanding the ‘African thought system’ in contemporary times a critical appraisal of cultural capital, and concepts such as ubuntu
  2. Management practice and HR business practices in culturally diverse workplaces toward contextually relevant management practices the challenges of managing people and developing managerial expertise
  3. Knowledge management and technological innovation Innovation and the use of technology Big data, the Internet of Things in the African business landscape Entrepreneurialism Virtual learning during and after Covid-19 Technology in the health sector: opportunities and challenges
  4. Sustainable management, public sector and related topics Developing effective private-public partnerships
    Corporate governance, CSR, business ethics and sustainability Modern management in the public sector.The management of SMEs
  5. Africa in a complex global context Globalization and its impact on Africa, The hospitality and tourism sector
    Firm internationalization into African countries, and outward-looking African MNEs Pandemic and organization: developing resilience and economic recovery

Organizing Committee

  1. Professor Ken Kamoche, University of Nottingham,
  2. Professor Musa Mangena, University of Nottingham,
  3. Professor Emmanuel Adegbite, University of Nottingham,
  5. Professor Kim Tan,
  6. Dr Judy Muthuri, University of Nottingham,
  7. Dr Rani Thannacoody, University of Nottingham,
  8. Dr Saileshsingh Gunessee, University of Nottingham Ningbo China,
  9. Dr Nana Kufuor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China,
  10. Prof Edwin Odhuno, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  11. Dr John Nyiligira, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  12. Dr. Catherine Wanjiku, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  13. Dr. Samson Njenga Gitahi, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  14. Dr Nkechi Irechukwu, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  15. Dr Ernest Safari, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  16. Dr Erigene Rutayisire, Mount Kenya University Rwanda,
  17. Dr Hela Yousfi, Dauphine Paris,
  18. Professor Aminu Mamman, University of Manchester,
  19. Professor Abel Kinoti, Riara University,
  20. Dr Shem Maingi, Kenyatta University,
  21. Dr Pratima Sambajee, University of Strathclyde,
  22. Dr Carla Jones, Sam Houston State University,
  23. Mr Devkumar Callychurn, University of Mauritius,
  24. Associate Professor Dinesh Kumar Hurreeram, University of Mauritius,

Previous ARG conferences produced special issues in three journals: The International Journal of Human Resource Management (2012), Personnel Review (2015), Africa Journal of Management (2021), and a book, Effective people Management in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan (2013).

Submissions from Africa:

  1. Dr. Samson Njenga Gitahi,
  2. Dr Ernest Safari,

Submissions from Europe and the Americas

  1.  Prof Musa Mangena,

Submissions from Asia and the rest of the world

  1. Dr Nana Kufuor,

Previous ARG conferences:

  1. Nottingham Trent University 2011,
  2. University of Nottingham 2012,
  3. University of Manchester 2013,
  4. Daystar University Kenya 2015;
  5. University of Mauritius 2017;
  6. University of Nottingham Ningbo China 2019.


  • Start Date:August 27, 2023
  • Start Time:08:00
  • End Date:August 30, 2023
  • End Time:17:00
  • Location:Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Kicukiro, KK 554 St, Kigali, Rwanda