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Management and Change in Africa

A Cross-Cultural Perspective, 1st Edition

By Terence Jackson


320 pages

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Arising from a research project funded by Danish International Development Assistance, Management and Change in Africa includes results of management surveys across 15 sub-Saharan countries and of organizational surveys taken across a range of sectors in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon. It combines methodology, theory and case examples to explore thoroughly the influences on management in Africa and attempts to push the boundaries of cross-cultural theory. In doing so, it explores how much can be learned from studying both the successes and failures of African management towards realizing the potential of an African Renaissance and what the global community may learn from Africa.


'Management and Change in Africa is a much-needed study of the cross-cultural dynamics of an emerging area that will be welcomed by managers working in Africa. This book … [provides] … an invaluable empirical base for extending knowledge of management and change in Africa.' - African Business

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Africa Part 1: Rethinking Management in Africa 1. Management Systems in Africa: the Cross-cultural Imperative 2. Developing Cross-cultural Theory and Methods in Africa Part 2: Managing Competences and Capacities 3. Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in the African Environment 4. Managing Decision-Making in Organizations in Africa 5. Using Appropriate Leadership and Management Styles 6. Motivating and Rewarding Managers 7. Gaining Employee Commitment: Work Attitudes and Organizational Climate 8. Managing Multiculturalism: Developing Managers Part 3: Learning from Countries and Cases 9. Nigeria: Managing Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities 10. Cameroon: Managing Cultural Complexity and Power With Olivier Nana Nzepa 11. Kenya: A Bridge Between Asia and Africa? 12. South Africa: The Future of Management in Africa? With Lynette Louw References

About the Author

Terence Jackson is Professor and Director of the Centre for Cross Cultural Management Research at ESCP-EAP European School of Management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General