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AFRICAN FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH

CONFERENCE 

5 days

10-14 AUGUST 2020

36+ contributors
 FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH conference

#AFBR2020

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OUR MANDATE

Annual African Family Business Research Conference

(Celebrating research-inspired family business management advancement)

UMOJA 

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

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1st AFRICAN family business RESEARCH

conference

Join us in August 2020 for another of many firsts for African Family Business as African Family Firms joins hands with Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit to bring you the 1st ever annual  African Family Business Research Conference.

 

This conference, offers the opportunity for researchers in Africa, to share (and showcase) their research and to contribute to the world of family business management and governance.

 

 

 

pronounced (oo-MO-jah)

Themed UMOJA,  meaning To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.  The theme links to the topics that will be covered at the conference, which include values, succession, innovation, career choice and role of parents, social responsibility, and sustainable reporting.

The conference is a joint initiative from African Family Firms and the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit. 

Consider this the Must-Attend event for your Family Business in 2020.

UMOJA

 

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#AFBR2020 conference 

HOSTS & SPEAKER LINEUP

1st Annual African Family Business Research Conference 

Celebrating research-inspired family business management advancement

DAY 1 : 10 AUGUST 2020  DAY 5 : 14 AUGUST 2020 

UMOJA 2020

Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor 

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Tsitsi Mutendi

Co-founder AFF

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance 

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Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

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 Prof Shelley Farrington

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

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co-HOSTS

DAY 1: 10 AUGUST

Theme: Responsible family business management and research in disruptive times

Day 1, Session 1 (11:00-12:15):

 

Keynote:      Prof Elmarie Venter, Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit, 

                       School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University.

 

Topic:            Responsible family business management in disruptive times:  Lessons learn and best practices from resilient global                            and African family businesses.

Day 1, Session 2 (12:15-13:15):  

 

Panel discussion: Responsible family business management in disruptive times

Panel members: Prof Elmarie Venter, Nike Anani,  Rolland Eboru (Family business owner) and Alan Barr (KPMG). 

Day 1, Session 3 (16:00 - 17:00):

Keynote:      Prof Shelley Farrington, Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit, 

                       School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University.

Topic:            Family business research in Africa: Knowledge of the past, a foundation for the future.

Day 1, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):  

 

Panel discussion: Focus keynote address:  Family Business research in Africa

Panel members: Prof Elmarie Venter, Prof Shelley Farrington, Dr Shelley Beck, Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove, Mr. Welcome Kupangwa                                       and Mr. Peter Ntephe.                  

DAY 2: 11 AUGUST

Theme: Indigenous African family businesses

Day 2, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

 

Topic:          Ensuring transgenerational potential and success in Indigenous African family businesses.

 

Speaker:    Dr Tony Matchaba-hove, Head of Department of Business Management and member of NMU FBU.

 

Day 2, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

 

Topic:           Contextualising family businesses in Africa:  The case of Rwanda.

 

Speaker:     Dr Pierre Sindambiwe, Lecturer at School of Business, University of Rwanda (UR).

 

Day 2, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

 

Topic:          Bounded emotionality and polygamous tradition in an entrepreneurial family business in Nigeria.

 

Speaker:      Mr Rafiu Akinpelu Olaore, Senior Lecturer, Osun State Polytechnic, Nigeria.

 

Day 2, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

 

Panel discussion: Indigenous African Family Businesses.

 

Panel members: Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove, Dr Pierre Sindambiwe, Mr Welcome Kupangwa and Ms Abiola Adeniran.

DAY 3: 12 AUGUST

Theme: Succession and Transgenerational Success

Day 3, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

 

Topic:           Factors influencing succession choices of both generations in family businesses.      

 

Speaker:     Prof Elmarie Venter, Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit, 

                      School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University.

 

Day 3, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

 

Topic:           Parental influences of the next generation’s intention to join their family business. 

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Speaker:      Dr Shelley Beck, Director Nelson NMU Family Business Unit, 

                      School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University.

                  

Day 3, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

 

Topic:          The role of values in family businesses.

Speaker:     Prof Shelley Farrington and Mr Welcome Kupangwa, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

 

Day 3, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

 

Panel discussion:  Succession and values in family businesses. 

Panel members: Prof Elmarie Venter, Dr Shelley Beck, Prof Shelley Farrington, Ms Andrea Bekenstein (PwC Africa Family Business Centre of Excellence) and Mr Welcome Kupangwa.

Theme: Values and Transgenerational Success

DAY 4: 13 AUGUST

Theme: Innovation and women in family businesses

Day 4, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

 

Topic:          The moderating impact of family influence on the relationship between conflict and innovation in family businesses.

Speaker:      Dr Edo Heyns, Strategic development manager,  Advini South Africa.

 

Day 4, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

 

Topic:          The role of women as a critical source of social capital in family businesses. 

 

Speaker:    Dr Unity Nyakudya.

              

Day 4, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

 

Topic:          The tax impact of handing over a family business to the next generation, either on death or retirement.

 

Speaker:     Mr Creagh Sudding, KPMG

 

Day 4, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

 

Presentation:  Managing innovation in family firms.

Speaker:          Prof Alfredo De Massis, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Italy.

Theme: Innovation and governance in family businesses

DAY 5: 14 AUGUST

Theme: Governance in family businesses

Day 5, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

 

Topic:            The importance of governance in a family business during a crisis.

Speaker:      Dr. Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre, Ghana and COVID-19 survivor, as well as his mother and two siblings.

 

Day 5, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

 

Panel discussion:    Governance.   

 

Panel members:      Jenni Kitching, Prof Elmarie Venter,  Tamaklo Family Members and Tsitsi Mutendi.

Day 5, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

 

Topic             Telling the story:  How to write a winning family business teaching case: A real life experience. 

Speaker:      Dr Ashraf Sheta.

 

Day 5, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

 

Panel discussion:    Critical issues to consider when researching family businesses.

 

Panel members:       Torsten Pieper, SA Editor, Prof Elmarie Venter, Prof Shelley Farrington and Dr Ashraf Sheta.

Theme: Researching the business of the family business

Ms Andrea Benkenstein

 Senior Manager

Africa Family Business Centre of Excellence, PWC

When: 15/04 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion:  Succession and values in family businesses

Dr Edo Heyns

South Africa

Family Business Expert 

When: 13/08 11:00 CAT

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The moderating impact of family influence on the relationship between conflict and innovation in family businesses

Dr Unity Nyakudya

Expert Family Business Advisor

When: 13/08 12:00 CAT

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The role of women as a critical source of social capital in family businesses

Prof Alfredo De Massis

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Italy

When: 13/08 17:00 CAT

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Managing innovation in family firms

Mr Creagh Sudding

Associate Tax Director 

KPMG

When: 13/08 16:00 CAT

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Outcomes of tax impact of handing over a family business to the next generation, either on death or retirement

Alan Barr

Head of KPMG Private Enterprise 

When: 10/08 12:15 CAT

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Panel discussion: Responsible family business management in disruptive times

Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor.

When: 10/08 12:15 CAT

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Panel discussion: Responsible family business management in disruptive times

Welcome Kupangwa

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 10/08 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: Family Business research in Africa

Dr Shelley Beck

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 10/08 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: Family Business research in Africa

Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 10/08 11:00 CAT

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Responsible family business management in disruptive times:  Lessons learn and best practices from resilient global and African family businesses

 Prof Shelley Farrington

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 10/08 16:00 CAT

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Family business research in Africa: Knowledge of the past, a foundation for the future

Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove

NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

 

When: 10/08 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: Family Business research in Africa

Mr Rolland Eboru

Family Business Owner

 

 

 

 

 

When: 10/08 12:15 CAT

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Panel discussion: Responsible family business management in disruptive times)

Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 11/08 11:00 CAT

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Ensuring transgenerational potential and success in Indigenous African family businesses 

Dr Pierre Sindambiwe

(Rwanda)

Family Business Expert

 

 

 

 

When: 11/08 12:00 CAT

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Contextualising family businesses in Africa:  The case of Rwanda 

Mr Rafiu Akinpelu Olaore

Senior Lecturer, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria. 

 

When: 11/08 16:00 CAT

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Bounded emotionality and polygamous tradition in an entrepreneurial family business in Nigeria.

Mr Welcome Kupangwa

NMU Family Business Unit

 

 

When: 11/08 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: Indigenous African Family Businesses

Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 12/08 11:00 CAT

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Factors influencing succession choices of both generations in family businesses 

Dr Shelley Beck

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 12/08 12:00 CAT

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Parental influences of the next generation’s intention to join their family business

 Prof Shelley Farrington

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 12/08 16:00 CAT

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The role of values in family businesses

Mr Welcome Kupangwa

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 12/08 16:00 CAT

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The role of values in family businesses

TsiTsi Mutendi

Co-founder AFF

Family Business Advisor.

Business Continuity

Family Governance 

When: 14/08 12:00 CAT

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Panel discussion on Governance. 

Dr. Elikem Tamaklo

Ghana

Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre, Ghana and COVID-19 survivor

When: 14/08 11:00 CAT

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 The importance of governance in a family business during a crisis

Jenni Kitching

PWC Africa Family Business Centre of Excellence

When: 14/08 12:00 CAT

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Panel discussion on Governance 

Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 14/08 12:00 CAT

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Final panel on Research on Family Business in Africa

Dr. Ashraf Sheta 

Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship and strategy at the American university.

 

When: 14/08 16:00 CAT

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Telling the story:  How to write a winning family business teaching case: A real life experience 

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