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Call for Papers

Journal of African Business

Special Issue: Management Research for the African Diaspora

Abstract deadline: February 28, 2017

Submission deadline: August 1, 2017

This special issue focuses on theories of management as they apply to the African Diaspora. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “diaspora” is defined as the “the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland” (2014). Cohen (1997) has a broad classification scheme and defines the African Diaspora as involving anyone with ancestral ties to Africa. We define the African Diaspora as anyone with roots going back to the African continent (Lituchy, Ford & Punnett, 2013). A large number of people of African descent live in several different parts of the world. According to the World Bank, the African diaspora is approximated to be around 140 million (Plaza & Ratha, 2011).

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