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AFRICAN FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH
CONFERENCE 

2 days
10-11 AUGUST 2022
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FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH conference

#AFBRC2022

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Annual African Family Business Research Conference

(Celebrating research-inspired family business management advancement)

KUSIMBISANA 

To strengthen each other.

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3RD AFRICAN family business RESEARCH
conference

Join us in August 2022 as African Family Firms joins hands again with Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit to bring you the 3rd 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 (coo·see.mbee.saaa.naaa)

Themed Kusimbisana,  meaning To strengthen each other.  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 between African Family Firms and the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit. 

Consider this the Must-Attend event for your Family Business in 2022.

KUSIMBISANA

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HOSTS & SPEAKER LINEUP

3rd Annual African Family Business Research Conference 

Celebrating research-inspired family business management advancement

DAY 1 : 10 AUGUST 2022  DAY 2 : 11 AUGUST 2022 

KUSIMBISANA 2022

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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 Nelson Mandela University, Family Business Unit, School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

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 Prof Shelley Farrington

Founding member of the Nelson Mandela University, Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

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co-HOSTS

DAY 1: 10 AUGUST

Theme: FAMILY BUSINESS DYNAMICS AND RESEARCH

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

 

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 – 12:00 Topic: Strategic business values in indigenous Black South African family businesses.

Presenter:  Dr Welcome Kupangwa (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa); co-authored with Prof Shelley Farrington and Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa)

Day 1, Session 2 (12:00-12:30):

12:00 – 12:30 Topic:  Family businesses and dynamic capabilities: A systematic literature review.

Presenter: Mrs Angela Pike-Bowles (University of Fort Hare, South Africa); co-authored with Dr Juliet Puchert-Townes and Prof Willie Chinyamurindi (University of Fort Hare, South Africa).

Day 1, Session 3 (12:30-13:00):

12:30 – 13:00 Topic:  African family business research – initial explorations of the field.

Presenters:  Ms Cassidy Billings and Prof Shelley Farrington (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa). 

 

Theme: GENERATIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN/AND SUCCESSION

Day 1, Session 4 (16:00-16:30):

16:00 – 16:30 Topic:  Senior entrepreneurship and the takeover of family businesses: The case of Moroccan family-owned SMEs.

Presenters:  Mr Brahim Ouzaka and Prof Saïd Ouhadi (Cadi Ayyad University- Marrakesh, Morocco).

Day 1, Session 5 (16:30-17:00):

16:30 – 17:00 Topic:  KPMG Report – The regeneration power of family businesses.

Presenters:  Mr Alan Barr and Mr Creagh Sudding (KPMG, South Africa).

Day 1, Session 6 (17:00-18:00):

17:00 – 18:00 Keynote panel discussion: The regeneration power of family businesses.

Panel members: Mr Creagh Sudding and Mr Alan Barr (KPMG, South Africa); Prof Elmarie Venter and Dr Welcome Kupangwa (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa); Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi (African Family Firms); Dr Oliver Kapepa (Colonnade Business Leadership School, Zimbabwe).

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Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the Nelson Mandela University, 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 16:00 CAT

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Co-Host

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Mrs Tsitsi Mutendi

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance

 

 

 

When: 10/08 11:00 CAT

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Co-Host

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Dr Welcome Kupangwa

 

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa – co-authored with Prof Shelley Farrington and Prof Elmarie Venter

When: 10/08 11:15 CAT

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Strategic business values in indigenous Black South African family businesses.

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Mrs Angela Pike-Bowles

 

Fort Hare University, South Africa – co-authored with Dr J.I Puchert-Townes & Prof. W.T. Chinyamurindi

When: 10/08 16:30 CAT

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Family businesses and dynamic capabilities: A systematic literature review.

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Ms Cassidy Billings

Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 10/08 12:30 CAT

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African family business research – initial explorations of the field.

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Mr Brahim Ouzaka

Cadi Ayyad University-Marrakech, Morocco

When: 10/08 16:00 CAT

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Senior entrepreneurship and the takeover of family businesses: The case of Moroccan family-owned SMEs.

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Prof Saïd Ouhadi

Cadi Ayyad University-Marrakech, Morocco

When: 10/08 16:00 CAT

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Senior entrepreneurship and the takeover of family businesses: The case of Moroccan family-owned SMEs.

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Mr Alan Barr

Head of KPMG Private Enterprise (Africa) 

When: 10/08 16:30 CAT

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KPMG Report – The regeneration power of family businesses.

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Mr Creagh Sudding

Associate Director – KPMG Private Enterprise

When: 10/08 16:30 CAT

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KPMG Report – The regeneration power of family businesses.

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Dr Oliver Kapepa

Colonnade Business Leadership School, Zimbabwe

When: 10/08 17:00 CAT

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Senior entrepreneurship and the takeover of family businesses: The case of Moroccan family-owned SMEs.

DAY 2: 11 AUGUST

Theme: INNOVATION

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

11:00 – 11:30 Topic:  The moderating influence of socioemotional wealth on the innovation choices and outputs of South African family businesses – A proposed conceptual model.

Presenter:  Prof Elmarie Venter and Mr William Aka Ndang (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa).

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

11:30 – 12:00 Topic:  Developing a theoretical framework for understanding family firm innovation behaviour.

Presenter: Mr Kwame Ntim Sekyere (Ghana Communication Technology University, Ghana).

 

Theme: FINANCE AND CULTURE

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

12:00 – 12:30 Topic:  Financial management and family business performance in Ghana.

Presenter:  Mr Dennis Owusu Oteng (Nobel International Business School, Ghana).

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

12:30 –  13:00 Topic:  Integrated reporting as a trigger of transformative organisational change within listed South African family businesses: The (moderating) role of socioemotional wealth.

Presenter:  Mrs Sanelisiwe Bulelwa Siyotula-Tschappe (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa). Co-authored with Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa) and Prof Dr Stefan Prigge (HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany).

Day 2, Session 5 (13:00-13:30):

13:00 – 13:30 Topic: Family business in ukwalusa kwemfuyo (herding livestock): Conceptualising the philosophy within Xhosa people as a practice.

Presenter:   Mr Siyabonga Sirayi (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa).

Theme: RAISING THE RISING GENERATION

Day 2, Session 6 (16:00-16:30):

16:00 – 16:30 Author Interview with Mrs Nike Anani - Lifetime to Legacy: Unpacking a new vision for multigenerational family businesses and demystifying the world that is family business from an African perspective.

Interview led by: Prof Shelley Farrington (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa).

Day 2, Session 7 (16:30-17:00):

16:30 – 17:00 Presentation: PwC Africa NextGen survey 2022 - Today and beyond: The next generation challenges the status quo of family business.

Presenter:  Mrs Andrea Benkenstein Kruger (PWC, South Africa).

Day 2, Session 8 (17:00-18:00):

17:00 – 18:00 Keynote panel discussion: Focus: Raising the next generation.

Panel members:  Prof Elmarie Venter (Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit, South Africa); Mrs Nike Anani (African Family Firms); Mrs Andrea Benkenstein Kruger (PWC, South Africa); Mrs Phyllis Bourne (Bourne Global Estates and Investments Africa Ltd., South Africa).

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Mr William Aka Ndang

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

When: 11/08 11:00 CAT

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The moderating influence of socioemotional wealth on the innovation choices and outputs of South African family businesses – A proposed conceptual model.

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Prof Elmarie Venter

Founding member of the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit 

School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela University

When: 11/08 11:00 CAT

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The moderating influence of socioemotional wealth on the innovation choices and outputs of South African family businesses – A proposed conceptual model.

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Mr Kwame Ntim Sekyere

Ghana Communication Technology University, Ghana 

When: 11/08 11:30 CAT

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Developing a theoretical framework for understanding family firm innovation behaviour.

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Mr Dennis Owusu Oteng

Nobel International Business School, Ghana​

When: 11/08 12:00 CAT

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Financial management and family business performance in Ghana.

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Mrs Sanelisiwe Bulelwa Siyotula-Tschappe

Doctoral student, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

 (Supervisors: Prof Elmarie Venter, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa & Prof. Dr. Stefan Prigge (HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, Hamburg, Germany)

When: 11/08 12:30 CAT

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Integrated reporting as a trigger of transformative organisational change within listed South African family businesses: The (moderating) role of socioemotional wealth.

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Mr Siyabonga Sirayi

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

When: 11/08 13:00 CAT

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Family business in ukwalusa kwemfuyo (herding livestock): Conceptualising the philosophy within Xhosa people as a practice.

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Mrs Andrea Benkenstein Kruger

Associate Director

Africa Family Business Centre of Excellence

PWC – SA

 

When: 11/08 16:30 CAT

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PwC Africa NextGen survey 2022 - Today and beyond:

The next generation challenges the status quo of family business

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Prof Shelley Farrington

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

When: 11/08 17:00 CAT

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Author Interview with Mrs Nike Anani:  Lifetime to Legacy.

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Mrs Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor.

When: 11/08 16:00 CAT

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Author Interview with Mrs Nike Anani:  Lifetime to Legacy: Unpacking a new vision for multigenerational family businesses and demystifying the world that is family business from an African perspective.

 

Interview led by Prof Shelley Farrington (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa).

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Mrs Phyllis Bourne

Bourne Global Estates and Investments Africa Ltd., South Africa

 

When: 11/08 17:00 CAT

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Keynote panel discussion:

Focus: Raising the next generation.

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