Business Instructor Presented at Africa Academy of Management

Dr. Hamid Kazeroony also publishing new book, Decoloniality

Hamid Kazeroony, DM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, presented a paper development workshop (PDW) in January 2023 at the Africa Academy of Management in Cairo, Egypt. Hamid was in Cairo with a group of colleagues from North-West University, where he holds the honorary title, Extraordinary Professor, due to his work with Ph.D. students at the South African university.

Hamid Kazeroony

“The title of the PDW is ‘Africanizing the management and organizational praxis: Time for SDG [Sustainable Development Goals] action,’” Hamid said. “This work is part of my ongoing equity and decoloniality research.”

Hamid added that highlights of his trip overseas were getting the chance meet colleagues from across Africa in person after two years of lockdown and advancing their African management research.

Widely recognized as a business authority with numerous publications and presentations, Hamid recently wrote a chapter, “Business Ethics: Ethical Relativism,” for a Sage Business Foundations textbook that illuminates key business theories.

According to the chapter’s abstract, Dr. Kazeroony “addresses the theory of ethical relativism and how it works in practice. The first part explains ethical relativism, its history, limitations, and new directions. The second part examines the practical implications of the theory. Readers will critically evaluate the theory and practice, applying it to situations ranging from company recruiting to tackling climate change.”

Hamid’s new book, Decoloniality, is scheduled for publication on Emerald Publishing in 2023.

“As a part of my focus on researching equity in creating, disseminating, and using knowledge for practice, I am investigating the effects of colonialism on all aspects of life,” he said. “My book offers pathways to decolonize our mindset, allowing knowledge from non-Western positivists’ views.”

You can learn more about Hamid’s ongoing work on the world’s second most populous continent by reading “The Promise of Africa” on Inver Hills News.

Click image below to view Dr. Kazeroony’s PDW presentation:

Dr. Hamid Kazeroony Q & A

Student Success Day Spring 2023
What inspires you to bring your experience and expertise as a business educator to Africa?

The woman who helped raised me was from Zanzibar, and her father was sold as a slave by the Portuguese in the Persian Gulf in late 19th century.

What do you love most about Africa?

Africa offers me an unlimited opportunity to wander about a continent of 1.2 billion people with natural wonders and 55 nations with diverse tribal, language, ethnicities, and cultures, a continent determined to move on past its colonial history by Arabs and Europeans.

What are the main goals of your work and research in Africa?

To reorient teaching, learning, knowledge creation, and use based on the needs of indigenous population in various parts of the continent consistent with The African Union 2063 Agenda and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

What advice would you give business professionals about the potential of African markets?

African markets are growing exponentially, but require understanding the complex nature of ethnicities, customs, and cultures to successfully adjust products and services to each individual market on the continent and in the regions of each country.

What advice would you give students thinking about traveling to Africa?

Regardless of the destination country, I would suggest adhering to the following rules:

  • Know your destination’s passport, financial, customs, and entry requirements
  • Have a contingency plan for dealing with emergencies before you leave the U.S
  • When in the destination country, obey both customs and laws
  • Get to know locals and engage with people, appreciating what they have to offer
  • Learn from how others do things differently and try it

More about Dr. Kazeroony…

AFAM Conference in Gaborone 2014

Hamid Kazeroony holds a Doctor of Management (D.M.) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. His dissertation was titled Leader’s Perception of Organizational Change. Hamid has an M.B.A. in Global Management from the University of Phoenix, an M.A. in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Hamid’s human resources certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resource (HRCI-SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Hamid began teaching at Inver Hills in 2011. He created an HR Certificate aligned with SHRM modules for certification preparation work and entry-level HR positions consistent with an adult-education approach. That certificate led to the development of the college’s International Business A.S. degree program. He has obtained QM certification for 14 courses at Inver Hills.

Hamid’s areas of specialization:

  • Business Ethics & Comparative Ethics
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • System Thinking and Performance Management in Global Organizations
  • Multiculturalism, Gender, and Diversity
  • International Business
  • Management Education Development

More about Business programs at Inver Hills…

The mission of the Inver Hills Business department is providing our students with a well-rounded foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of business. Our motivation is making sure you, as a student in our program, achieve your educational, professional, and personal goals.

Our programs mean business.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations exceeded $72,000 in May 2020. That’s $30,000 a year higher than the roughly $42,000 calculated for the median annual wage for all occupations.

Associate degrees


Learn more about the Business department at Inver Hills by contacting:

Hamid Kazeroony, DM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
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