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AFRICAN FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH

CONFERENCE 

4 days
10-13 AUGUST 2021
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FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH conference

#AFBR2021

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OUR MANDATE

Annual African Family Business Research Conference

(Celebrating research-inspired family business management advancement)

GAMADE 

Striving for cooperation and sharing.

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2ND AFRICAN family business RESEARCH
conference

Join us in August 2021 as African Family Firms joins hands again with Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit to bring you the 2nd Edition of the 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 (Gaa-Maa-dhee)

Themed Gamade,  meaning Striving for cooperation and sharing.  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 2021.

GAMADE

 
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HOSTS & SPEAKER LINEUP

2nd Annual African Family Business Research Conference 

Celebrating research-inspired family business management advancement

DAY 1 : 10 AUGUST 2021  DAY 4 : 13 AUGUST 2021 

GAMADE 2021

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Mrs Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor 

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Mrs 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: Reflecting on the journey of African Family Businesses:  Theory and Practice

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

 

11:00 – 11:15  Introduction to the conference.

Presenters: Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa) & Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms)

 

11:15 – 12:15 Keynote address: A journey through African Family Businesses – its past and future.

Speakers: Mrs Nike Anani (African Family Firms) & Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms)

Day 1, Session 2 (12:15-13:15):

12:15 – 13:15  Panel discussion  (Focus - Keynote address: A journey through African Family Businesses – its past and future)

Panel members: Mrs Nike Anani (African Family Firms); Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms); Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

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

16:00 – 17:00  Keynote address: Mastering the comeback by family businesses: One size does not fit all.

Speakers: Mr Alan Barr (KPMG, SA) & Mr Creagh Sudding (KPMG, SA)

Day 1, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

17:00 – 18:00 Panel discussion  (Focus - Keynote address: Mastering the comeback by family businesses: One size does not fit all)

Panel members: Mr Alan Barr (KPMG, SA); Mr Creagh Sudding (KPMG, SA); Mr Tom McGinness (KPMG, UK); Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

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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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Panel discussion  (Focus - Keynote address: A journey through African Family Businesses – its past and future)

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Mrs Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor.

When: 10/08 11:15 CAT

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Keynote address: A journey through African Family Businesses – its past and future.

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Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance

 

 

 

When: 10/08 11:15 CAT

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Keynote address: A journey through African Family Businesses – its past and future.

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Mr Alan Barr

Head of KPMG Private Enterprise (Africa) 

When: 10/08 16:00 CAT

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Keynote address: Mastering the comeback by family businesses: One size does not fit all.

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Mr Creagh Sudding

Associate Director – KPMG Private Enterprise

When: 10/08 16:00 CAT

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Keynote address: Mastering the comeback by family businesses: One size does not fit all.

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Mr Tom McGinness

KPMG Global Chair Family Business

When: 10/08 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion  (Focus - Keynote address: Mastering the comeback by family businesses: One size does not fit all)

DAY 2: 11 AUGUST

Theme: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Orientation in African family businesses

Day 2, Session 1 (11:00-11:30):

11:00 – 11:30 Presentation: A history of digital innovations for African family firms’ micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).  

Speaker: Mr Raymond Mutura (Strathmore University Business School, Kenya)

Day 2, Session 2 (11:30-12:00):

11:30 – 12:00  Presentation: Innovation in South African family and non-family SMEs.

Speaker: Mr Haydn Hayidakis (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)

Day 2, Session 3 (12:00-12:30):

12:00 – 12:30 Presentation: The nature and importance of entrepreneurial orientation in African family businesses 

Speaker: Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

 

Day 2, Session 4 (12:30-13:00):

12:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion (Focus - Innovation and Entrepreneurial Orientation in African family businesses)

Panel members: Mr Raymond Mutura (Strathmore University Business School, Kenya); Mr Haydn Hayidakis (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa); Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa); Dr Tony Matchaba-hove (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

Theme: Family business resilience and sustainability 

Day 2, Session 5 (16:00-16:30):

16:00 – 16:30 Presentation: Sustainability of family-owned businesses in the Willowvale Industrial Area of Harare, Zimbabwe.

Speaker: Mr Moses Chundu (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)

Day 2, Session 6 (16:30-17:00):

16:30 – 17:00 Presentation: Mine, yours or ours? Overcoming ownership challenges in family businesses - Evidence from female entrepreneurs in Africa.

Speakers: Ms Kelly Alexander (Tilburg University, Netherlands) & Ms Carina Bohlayer (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany)

Day 2, Session 7 (17:00-17:30):

17:00 – 17:30 Presentation: The role of family businesses in increasing resilience and agility in uncertain times.

Speaker: Prof Ruth Kiraka (Strathmore University Business School, Nairobi Kenya)

Day 2, Session 8 (17:30-18:00):

17:30 – 18:00 Panel discussion (Focus - Challenges and Resilience in uncertain times)

Panel members: Mr Moses Chundu (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe); Ms Kelly Alexander (Tilburg University, Netherlands); Ms Carina Bohlayer (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany); Prof Ruth Kiraka (Strathmore University Business School); Mrs Nike Anani (African Family Firms); Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms)

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Mr Raymond Mutura

Strathmore University Business School, Kenya

When: 11/08 11:30 CAT

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Presentation: A history of digital innovations for African family firms’ micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

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Mr Haydn Hayidakis 

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 11/08 11:30 CAT

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Presentation: Innovation in South African family and non-family SMEs.

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Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 11/08 12:30 CAT

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Presentation: The nature and importance of entrepreneurial orientation in African family businesses 

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Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 11/08 12:30 CAT

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Panel discussion (Focus - Innovation and Entrepreneurial Orientation in African family businesses)

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Mr Moses Chundu

University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

When: 11/08 16:00 CAT

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Presentation: Sustainability of family-owned businesses in the Willowvale Industrial Area of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Ms Kelly Alexander 

Tilburg University, Netherlands

When: 11/08 16:30 CAT

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Presentation: Mine, yours or ours? Overcoming ownership challenges in family businesses - Evidence from female entrepreneurs in Africa.

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Ms Carina Bohlayer

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

 

When: 11/08 16:30 CAT

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Presentation: Mine, yours or ours? Overcoming ownership challenges in family businesses - Evidence from female entrepreneurs in Africa.

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Prof Ruth Kiraka

Strathmore University Business School, Nairobi Kenya

When: 11/08 17:00 CAT

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Presentation: The role of family businesses in increasing resilience and agility in uncertain times.

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Mrs Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor.

When: 11/08 17:30 CAT

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Panel discussion (Focus - Challenges and Resilience in uncertain times)

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Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance

 

When: 11/08 17:30 CAT

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Panel discussion (Focus - Challenges and Resilience in uncertain times)

DAY 3: 12 AUGUST

Theme: Values and generational differences

Day 3, Session 1 (11:00-11:30):

11:00 – 11:30 Presentation: Maslow's hierarchy of needs on family business generations.

Speaker: Mr Ahmed Seedat (Vector Consulting, South Africa)

 

Day 3, Session 2 - 3 (11:30-12:30):

11:30 – 12:30 Presentation: The nature of values among South African IAFBs.

Speaker: Mr Welcome Kupangwa (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

                  

Day 3, Session 4 (12:30-13:00):

12:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion (Focus - Values and generational differences across generations).

Panel members: Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms); Mr Ahmed Seedat (Vector Consulting, South Africa); Mr Welcome Kupangwa (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa); Prof Shelley Farrington (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

Theme: Governance and Philanthropy 

Day 3, Session 5 (16:00-16:30):

16:00 – 16:30 Presentation: Exploring the relationship between governance and family business success in a developing country context.

Speaker: Prof Shelley Farrington (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

Day 3, Session 6 (16:30-17:00):

16:30 – 17:00 Presentation: The challenges to individual philanthropy in South Africa in realising human rights: A comparative analysis.

Speaker: Ms Erika Wessels (KPMG USA)

Day 3, Session 7 (17:00-17:30):

17:00 – 17:30 Presentation: Exploring the Cultural Differences within Family Businesses.

Speakers:  Ms Sue Howorth (The Family Business Community) & Mr Dave Clarkson (The Family Business Community)

Day 3, Session 8 (17:30-18:00):

17:30 – 18:00 Panel discussion (Focus - Governance and Philanthropy)

Panel members: Prof Shelley Farrington (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa); Mrs Erika Wessels (University of Free State, South Africa); Ms Sue Howorth (The Family Business Community); Mr Dave Clarkson (The Family Business Community); Mrs Andrea Benkenstein (PWC, SA); Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

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Mr Ahmed Seedat

Vector Consulting, South Africa

When: 12/08 11:00 CAT

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Presentation: Maslow's hierarchy of needs on family business generations.

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Mr Welcome Kupangwa

NMU Family Business Unit 

When: 12/08 11:30 CAT

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Presentation: The nature of values among South African IAFBs.

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 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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Presentation: Exploring the relationship between governance and family business success in a developing country context.

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Ms Erika Wessels

KPMG USA

When: 12/08 16:30 CAT

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Presentation: The challenges to individual philanthropy in South Africa in realising human rights: A comparative analysis.

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Ms Sue Howorth

Co-Founder and Director of The Family Business Community

When: 12/08 17:00 CAT

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Presentation: Exploring the Cultural Differences within Family Businesses

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Mr Dave Clarkson

Co-Founder and Director of The Family Business Community

When: 12/08 17:00 CAT

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Presentation: Exploring the Cultural Differences within Family Businesses

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Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the NMU Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 12/08 17:30 CAT

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Panel Discussion: Governance and Philanthropy

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Mrs Andrea Benkenstein

Africa Family Business Centre of Excellence, PWC

When: 12/08 17:30 CAT

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Panel Discussion: Governance and Philanthropy 

DAY 4: 13 AUGUST

Theme: Contemporary issues

Day 4, Session 1 (11:00-11:30):

11:00 – 11:30 Presentation: South African family wineries – A Family business brand matrix perspective.

Speaker: Prof Adele Berndt (Jönköping University, Sweden) & Dr Corné Meintjes (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

 

Day 4, Session 2 (11:30-12:00):

11:30 – 12:00 Presentation: Effects of social capital on women in family-owned businesses.

Speaker: Dr Unity Nyakudya (Botswana Accountancy College, Botswana)

              

Day 4, Session 3 (12:00-12:30):

12:00 – 12:30 Presentation:  An investigation into Relationship Marketing in South African Family Businesses 

Speaker: Mr Rolland Eboru (Fred Footwear South Africa)

Day 4, Session 4 (12:30-13:00):

12:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion (Focus - Contemporary issues)

Panel members: Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms); Prof Adele Berndt (Jönköping University, Sweden); Dr Corné Meintjes (University of Johannesburg, South Africa); Dr Unity Nyakudya (Botswana Accountancy College, Botswana); Mr Rolland Eboru (Fred Footwear South Africa)

Theme: Future research on African family businesses and conference wrap-up

Day 4, Session 5 (16:00-16:30):

16:00 – 16:30 Presentation: Polygamy in the African Family Business; Boon, Bane or Bust?

Speaker: Dr Peter Mutua (Family Business Expert - Kenya)

 

Day 4, Session 6 (16:30-17:00):

16:30 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: Research on African family businesses:  Past and Future

Panel members: Members of the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit and members of African Family Firms

Day 4, Session 7 (17:00-18:00):

17:00 – 18:00 Presentation: Research on African family businesses  

Speakers: Prof Dennis Jaffe

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Prof Adele Berndt

Jönköping University,

 Sweden

When: 13/08 11:00 CAT

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Presentation: South African family wineries – A Family business brand matrix perspective.

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Dr Corné Meintjes

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

When: 13/08 11:00 CAT

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Presentation: South African family wineries – A Family business brand matrix perspective.

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Dr Unity Nyakudya

Botswana Accountancy, College, Botswana

When: 13/08 11:30 CAT

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Presentation: Effects of social capital on women in family-owned businesses.

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Mr Rolland Eboru

Expert Family Business Advisor - Fred Footwear, South Africa

When: 13/08 12:00 CAT

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Presentation: An investigation into Relationship Marketing in South African Family Businesses.

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Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance

 

When: 11/08 17:30 CAT

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Panel discussion (Focus - Challenges and Resilience in uncertain times)

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Dr Peter Mutua 

Expert Family Business Advisor

When: 13/08 16:00 CAT

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Polygamy in the African Family Business; Boon, Bane or Bust?

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Prof. Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D

Senior Research Fellow

BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors

When: 13/08 17:00 CAT

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TBA - African Family Business

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