This book offers a comprehensive look at the current literatures and research based on empirical data from across different countries in Africa. It focuses on the work of leading scholars of management in and around Africa and the African Context, exploring whether we can at this point refer to ‘African Management’ as an emerging and distinct stream in the scholarly discourse in management. The main themes are macro and micro issues of Management in Africa, each chapter illustrating the historical or traditional view of Management in Africa versus the newer western business management perspective.
This book presents current, in-depth, rigorous research and identifies future research and propositions, enabling scholars and students to gain an in-depth understanding of management as it is evolving and practiced in Africa.
Table of Contents
Introduction Terri R. Lituchy, Betty Jane Punnett, and Bill Buenar Puplampu 1. Management Research in Africa: Past, Present and Future David Zoogah and Stella Nkomo 2. Internationalization and Economic Growth John Kuada 3. Corporate Governance Practices Lemayon L. Melyoki 4. Green Management David Zoogah 5. Corporate Social Responsibility Judy N. Muthuri 6. Challenges of Ethics O.J.K. Ogundele and A.R. Hassan 7. Work Effort and Development Bill B. Puplampu 8. Portfolio Entrepreneurs in Wealth Creation Waswa Balunywa, Samuel Sejjaaka and Diana Nandagire Ntamu 9. Strategic Human Resources and Citizenship Behavior Emmanuel Seidu, Samuel Aryee, and Fred Walumbwa 10. Management Control Systems, Competitive Strategy and Performance Moses Acquaah 11. Women in Management and Leadership Stella Nkomo and Hellicy Ngambi 12. National and Sub-national Cultures and Preferred Leader Behavior Romie Littrell, Nai Wu, Stella Nkomo, Isaac Wanasika, Jon Howell, and Peter Dorfman 13. Leadership in Africa and the Diaspora David L. Ford, Jr., Terri R. Lituchy, Betty Jane Punnett, Bill B. Puplampu, and Samuel Sejjaaka 14. Employee Motivation Bill B. Puplampu 15. Human Factors, Organizational Support and Effectiveness Moses Acquaah and Eddy K. Tukamushaba
Betty Jane Punnett (Ph.D. NYU) is Professor of International Business & Management at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill). Her recent books include Management: A Developing Country Perspective (Routledge), International Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 3rd edition, and Experiencing International Business and Management, 3rd edition (M.E. Sharpe).
Bill Buenar Puplampu (PhD; C.Psychol) is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Chartered Psychologist (BPS), and Dean of the Central Business School of Central University College, Ghana. His work has appeared in Business and Society Review, Acta Commercii, Ife PsycholoGIA, European Business Review, Canadian Journal of Development Studies and Consulting Psychology Journal.
Dr. Terri R. Lituchy (Ph.D.University of Arizona) is an Associate Professor of International Management at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Terri’s publications include Successful Professional Women of the Americas (2006), Gender and the Dysfunctional Workplace (Elgar, 2012) and Management in Africa (Routledge, 2012).
"This book fills a gap in our understanding of African management, particularly with its strong focus on contextualizing theories – or actually using grounded methods to come up with more contextually relevant theories. The book will be well received by scholars and students of management in Africa and African management." – Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Eastern University , USA
"Effective management of organizations has been for long time one of the biggest challenges of African countries. This book has explored several new avenues that will help African decision makers to improve their approach of managing organizations. It’s a perfect guide for managers in Africa and an excellent source of ideas and information for students and researchers." – Elie Chrysostome, State University of New York Plattsburgh, USA