A research agenda for African smart public value governance – Insights from a webinar series

Fohim, Emamdeen, Kodabux, Adeelah ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0557-185X and Seeam, Amar ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8203-1545 (2023) A research agenda for African smart public value governance – Insights from a webinar series. Africa Journal of Management, 9 (2) . pp. 206-222. ISSN 2332-2373 [Article] (doi:10.1080/23322373.2023.2187689)


The article discusses key insights gained from a webinar series that the authors of this article launched when founding the “Centre for African Smart Public Value Governance” (C4SP). As a research centre that aims to improve the quality of public governance approaches in Africa, C4SP invited international scholars and practitioners to talk about their perspectives on “Public Value Governance”, “Unpacking the African Context”, and “Smart Government” during four webinars, taking place between April 2021 and March 2022. The discussions revealed that: i) Smart Public Value Governance (SPVG) is a promising approach to tackle grand challenges; ii) local particularities might hamper the implementation of SPVG approaches in African countries; iii) it exists as a necessity to “listen” deeply to Africa. On this basis, we provide an outlook for future research on SPVG by suggesting studies that can be conducted along three guiding questions that can be addressed by a people-oriented or a concept-oriented research approach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): African public management, decolonizing management studies, grand challenges, public value governance, smart government
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
Item ID: 37852
Depositing User: Amar Kumar Seeam
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 14:33
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2023 08:47
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/37852

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