Hamid H. Kazeroony Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Hamid H. Kazeroony

Minnesota State U

Dr. Hamid H. Kazeroony, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is professor at Minnesota State, USA, Africa Academy of Management PDW Track Chair, Co-Chair of Gender and Diversity in Organization, EURAM, and Membership Committee Chair, AOM.


Dr. Hamid H. Kazeroony, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is professor at Minnesota State Colleges and University, , USA, Managing Editor, Transnational Journal of Business for ACBSP, Co-Chair of Gender and Diversity in Organization, EURAM, and Membership Committee Chair, AOM. His research reflects his interest in the way methods of production and diversity impact organizational leaders, institutions, values, and ethics, which has been manifested through his recent contributions to a wide range of academic books and journals.


    D. M., University of Phoenix, Arizona, 2005
    MBA, University of Phoenix, Arizona, 2000
    MA, CA. State U., Fullerton, 1985
    BA, CA State U., Pomona, 1983

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    -Qualitative Research Methods
    -Gender & Diversity
    -Organizational Leadership
    -Corporate Governance
    -Human Resources

Personal Interests




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Management Education and Automation

By: Hamid H. Kazeroony
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Due to automation, nearly half of the jobs will vanish over the next two decades in the US. However, the problem is not confined to any particular country. Management educators in higher education are faced with two fundamental questions: (a) how we prepare our students for new required technology competencies when conducting international business and (b) how we work with new technologies to prepare our students. While the next generation of employees requires competencies in working with artificial intelligence relying on data analytics, the emergence of artificial intelligence and new technologies in augmenting teaching is changing the nature of higher education across the globe.

Management Education and Automation explores international management education in light of the exponential development of artificial intelligence, big data, demographic shifts, expansion of robotic utilization in many economic sectors, aging populations and negative population growth in developed economies, multipolar international political systems, migration patterns, and fundamental shifts in individual and social interactions via digital media.

It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of international business and management, globalization, management education, and management of technology and innovation.


PhD Bridging workshop NW University, Mafeking, S. Africa

By: Hamid H. Kazeroony
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting


15-18 April 2019

Leopard park- NWU Business School


DAY 1 Programme - 15 April 2019

Thesis Argument – What is it and how to state it? – Prof Hamid                                                                                                                                     Kazeroony (HK)

DAY 2 Programme – 16 April 2019

Problem statement – What is a problem statement? How to state a problem?                                                                                                     - HK

Philosophical approach- The P in PhD?             - HK

Philosophy and you, Philosophy and your study -HK

DAY 3 Programme – 17 April 2019

Conceptual Framework- What is it and how to do it? - HK

Examples of Conceptual Frameworks

Conceptual Theoretical Framework- What is it and how to do it?                                                               - HK                                   

Literature review - Searching online (TIPS)              - HK

Literature – Synthesis and Referencing in-text and list-                                                         

DAY 4 Programme – 18 April 2019

The PhD requirements – What external examiners look for?           - HK

Thesis flow, to ensure a quality PhD (Business Management Oriented research)      HK, YdP

Africa Academy of Management 2020 Biennual Conference

By: Hamid H. Kazeroony
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

We are pleased to announce that the fifth biennial conference of the African Academy of Management (AFAM) will take place from January 8-11, 2020 at Lagos Business School in Lagos, Nigeria. Our conference theme is designed to look at two aspects of the ‘new’ emerging business environment in Africa: 1) how external actors invest, relocate, and interact with indigenous African businesses and 2) how internal African businesses move across national boundaries and explore the Pan-African environment.

Conference Theme: Globalization, Pan Africanism, and the African Business Climate

Our conference theme is meant to encourage dialogue and debate regarding one of the most pressing issues that face the continent: As African economies grow, how are resources and business opportunities best marshalled and shepherded for the benefit of Africans in a way that facilitates sustainability and access to better life for citizens? What is the role of foreign direct investment, regional trade associations, and regulatory frameworks in ensuring and maximizing resources? How can the public and not-for-profit ‘third sector’ help to manage and to benefit from the inevitable challenges and changes? What are the responsibilities of investors, both those in Africa and those from outside Africa, in ensuring a sustainable and healthy environmental footprint in African businesses and economies?

Our location, Lagos, Nigeria, is ideal for exploring these issues. Nigeria is not only the largest economy in Africa but also the largest oil producer in Africa, the 11th largest in the world, and has a long history of FDI. As new oil deposits continue to be discovered throughout the continent, we may ask ourselves if oil (and the other critical resources so prevalent in Africa) are a cure or a curse? How might African countries rich in natural resources best manage this wealth for the benefit of their populations?

Prospective contributors are encouraged to submit conceptual or empirical papers, symposia and professional development workshops that explore the issues relevant to the conference theme and beyond. Topics relevant to the theme include, but are not limited to the following:

  • How can foreign direct investment be best managed in the African context?
  • How can African regional actors compete with international firms?
  • How can local firms be encouraged to globalize, and/or expand across the African continent?
  • What frameworks might be employed to manage natural resources on the continent?
  • What formal institutional factors facilitate or impede the creation of African organizations that can compete in the global economy?
  • How might resources be better managed for the benefit of Africans?
  • How might entrepreneurship be promoted to encourage indigenous resource development?
  • What are effective incentives and frameworks for CSR and social entrepreneurship?
  • What strategies should African businesses implement in their local markets to enable them to prosper both at home and in the competitive global environment?
  • What factors could facilitate (or impede) the emergence of African multinationals?
  • What is the role of African indigenous knowledge systems in contributing to management theory development?
  • To what extent can informal institutional factors, such as culture, ubuntu, and the role of the extended family system facilitate or impede the creation of entrepreneurial businesses in Africa?
  • What human resources management practices can facilitate the creation of high-performing organizations?

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AFAM 4th Biennial Conference 2018

By: Hamid H. Kazeroony
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

AFAM 4th Biennial Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was a success. See detail at AFAM 2018 Conference Website