Title

Professional Real Estate Activities and Academic Journal Importance among African Scholars: A Snapshot of the 2008 African Real Estate Society Meeting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Journal of African Real Estate Research

Abstract

This research reports on real estate activities undertaken by participants in the African Real Estate Society’s conference held in Johannesburg in August 2008, who are the real estate thought leaders of Africa. Attendees’ credentials, career path, and professional activities are addressed, including time spent on various activities, including teaching publishing, and consulting. Respondents are largely multilingual middle-aged males with a master’s degree that listened to rather than presented research. There were more practitioners (40%) than academics (33%) or entrepreneurs (28%) in attendance. Academics typically taught four classes a year and published an article a year. Respondents reported working 36 hours a week. The survey also identified the top real estate Journals read by attendees, headed by the Journal of Real Estate Research, Real Estate Economics and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. African scholars also preferred Appraisal Journal, JREPM, IRER, JREPE and JREL over six other journals.

Volume

2

Issue

1

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