Emerald and ALCS (The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society), in association with INASP and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), are delighted to offer a research grant for an African project in the field of management research. The Award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project.
All members of the judging panel have completed their evaluations and the results are now in! The judging panel comprised of Professor Kevin Ibeh ( Director of Research Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, UK), Professor Sonny Nwankwo ( Director, Petchey Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of East London, UK; and IAABD co-founder), and Dr Umon Tom Umoh (IAABD Vice President for Communications/Publicity; University of Botswana). Emerald offers warm thanks to each; the time, effort and expertise that have been invested are greatly appreciated.
A great number of high-quality submissions were received, making the decision of the judging panel an extremely difficult one. In addition to the Winner, three Highly Commended Awards will be bestowed. Please find full details of the results below:
Farai Kapfudzaruma, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Ralph Hamman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
"Business responses to climate change: exploring the emerging strategies in Africa"
Paul Muyinda, Makerere University, Uganda
Jude T. Lubega, Makerere University, Uganda
Kathy Lynch, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Theo P. van der Weide, Radboud University, The Netherlands
"Managing mLearning costs in low income societies of Africa"
John Clarke, Re-Action!, Johannesburg, South Africa
Margie Sutherland, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Luc Hoebeke, South Africa
"Sustaining health, safety and environmental work in an open cast mining operation: an action learning intervention"
Betty Jane Punnett, University of the West Indies, Barbados
Terri Lituchy, John Molson School of Business, Canada
Bill Buenar Puplampu, University of Ghana Business School, Ghana
"Towards understanding leadership and motivation in Africa and the African diaspora"
In addition to the £2,500 research grant, the Winner will also be given the opportunity to receive the assistance of an experienced Emerald editor or former editor in helping write a high-quality article, offering the best chance of getting accepted for publication. The Highly Commended Award winners will each receive certificates. Both Emerald and ALCS are exceedingly proud to support and reward such high-quality research.
"I am grateful and honoured to be named as the Winner of the 2009 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award. The funding from this prestigious award and recognition of the relevance of my doctoral research provides me with a great opportunity to showcase my research and grow my research career. Considering the adverse effects of climate change in Africa, my doctoral research is meant to provide a positive contribution both to academic debates and practical guidance to policy makers and business leaders respectively on corporate responses to climate change in Africa. The fact that most of the empirical research on business and climate change has been carried out in developed countries, this award will go a long way to linking this research with the pertinent theoretical considerations and international debates to better understand the African context for climate change mitigation and adaptation."
"I am thrilled to have had my research work selected as a Highly Commended Award winner as part of the 2009 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award. This Award gives me great confidence for upholding and sustaining my tender research career in management of ICTs for developing countries’ higher education. I applaud the panel of judges for selecting my work for this Award. To Emerald Group Publishing Limited, I thank you so much for exposing my hitherto unknown research potential by exposing me to this scholarly competition and always inviting me to participate in a lot more scholarly activities whenever they unfold. Bravo!"
"My research partners and I were really excited to learn that we had received a Highly Commended Award as part of the 2009 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award. It is a great endorsement of our research plans and methods and we very much appreciate the panel of judges selecting our work for this award. Emerald Group Publishing Limited is to be congratulated for its efforts to increase research in Africa."
Betty Jane Punnett
If you are interested in learning more about African management research, Emerald's African Journal of Economic and Management Studies is new for 2010.
At least one member of the research team was to have been based in Africa.
Each application will be judged, by a panel of experts, on the five criteria below. The research must:
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