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AWG: Sustainable Supply Chains and Business Continuity

  1. Mission of the AWG

The African Working Group aims to promote research on operations management, supply chain management and business management in the context of Africa. The members of the group seek to provide research with managerial implications to aid in decision-making of public and private organizations in Africa. Interdisciplinary topics and versatility of methods constitute one of the aspects that GROUP members put emphasis on. The areas of research of GROUP include business, engineering, applied and social sciences. Membership is open to scholars and practitioners from all around the world.

  1. Rationale

So far, the research output of GROUP members has been impressive during the last two years. The three present members were able to produce joint publications in peer-reviewed  high ranking journals in the field of SCM, OM and business management (e.g. Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Logistics Management, European Business Review, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Business Process Management, International Public Management Journal).

Areas of research investigated by the members of GROUP relate to current topics in operations management and business management in general but with a focus on the African context. In this respect, the members of GROUP have produced empirical and conceptual research on thematic areas relevant to the African continent (conflict resources, procurement, collaboration, sustainability and green initiatives). In particular, the publication of Akenroye et al. (2021) stands out as an example of research having such focus on conceptual and empirical contributions for the African context. As such, the paper investigates the barriers to multi-stakeholder collaboration for COVID-19 pandemic response in Sub-Saharan Africa and seeks to provide a conceptual modeling of the phenomenon.  

While the present members of GROUP have already started collaborating together two years ago, it is expected that with recognition of GROUP as an official AWG in the AFROS and IFORS, other scholars would join in, more exposure and visibility would be gained and opportunities for further collaboration would ensue. Presently, the members of GROUP are continuing to collaborate and develop joint research collaborations and would be happy to welcome other partners from the practitioners’ field and academia.

  1. Organization and Members

Name Jamal El Baz
Title Associate Professor
Organization Ibn Zohr University
Email j.elbaz@uiz.ac.ma
LinkedIn/ORCID accounts: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1224-3504

 

Name Temidayo Akenroye
Title Associate Professor
Organization Liverpool Business School
Email takenroye@gmail.com
LinkedIn/ORCID accounts:  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/temidayo-akenroye-phd-2167754

 

Name Anass Cherrafi
Title Assistant Professor
Organization Moulay Ismail University
Email a.cherrafi@ensam.umi.ac.ma
LinkedIn/ORCID accounts:  https://ma.linkedin.com/in/anass-cherrafi-94b69623

To join this GROUP, please email to Jamal El Baz at j.elbaz@uiz.ac.ma