For someone who has never tried to publish their work in a reputable academic journal, it is hard to imagine how long this process can take. I (Layo) have been working on a paper concerning ethics in the sub-Saharan African organisational context with academic colleagues for the last 5 years (on and off). After a few rejections and a few revise-and-resubmits, we are now publishing our paper “Ethnic diversity, corruption and ethical climates in sub-Saharan Africa – recognizing the significance of human resource management” in The International Journal of Human Resource Management (see publications).
I’m personally thrilled about this publication and I’m grateful to my co-authors Prof. Martin Hoegl (Institute for Leadership and Organization, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany) and Prof. K. Praveen Parboteeah (Department of Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, USA) for the opportunity to learn from their experience in the academic world. I intend to stay in touch with that world and to continue working on the bridge connecting it to the world of managerial practice in sub-Saharn Africa. CIELARKO’s clients will continue to benefit from this.