As Africa emerges, rises, and begins to forge a more positive outlook ahead, scholars, business executives, community leaders, and policymakers are increasingly calling for concerted efforts to rethink the future and come up with big ideas for the 21st century. Recognizing this, in 2013, African heads of state and government launched the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063. This agenda is an ambitious vision and action plan intended to drive Africa's change, development, and transformation for the next 50 years. The purpose of this Insights Article is threefold. First, we present an overview of Agenda 2063, including a summary of the vision and action plans. Second, we discuss opportunities and challenges for the effective implementation of Agenda 2063 for Africa's sustaining development and transformation. Finally, we propose specific areas for future management research related to Agenda 2063.

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Keywords Agenda 2063, Africa, African Union, institutions, regional identity, resource management
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Journal Africa Journal of Management
DeGhetto, Kaitlyn, Gray, Jacob R., & Kiggundu, M. (2016). The African Union's Agenda 2063: Aspirations, Challenges, and Opportunities for Management Research. Africa Journal of Management, 2(1), 93–116. doi:10.1080/23322373.2015.1127090