Some of Africa’s top business schools have formed a partnership to accelerate entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development on the continent.
The African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE) will specifically promote and develop academic cooperation through research, case study development, student and faculty exchanges, as well as academic materials and publications.
The American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC) will serve as the coordinator of the collaboration until a structured steering committee has been appointed.
The other five participating business schools are the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, Esca Maroc Ecole De Management of Casablanca, Morocco, The Lagos Business School, Nigeria, and Strathmore Business School of Nairobi, Kenya.
The association will seek to expand over the coming months to include more African business schools. There is also an explicit objective to invite collaboration between global business schools in the academic study of entrepreneurship. The AAAE will also seek to build bridges between academic and industry knowledge.