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Managing Human Resources in Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Ken Kamoche, Yaw Debrah, Frank Horwitz, Gerry Nkombo Muuka


224 pages

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As rival economies mature, attention shifts to new frontiers - such as Africa. Yet academic debate often neglects the complexities of this diverse continent, and the challenges faced by both multinational companies and domestic companies; particularly those in the Human Resource (HR) field.

This is a refreshing new book that boldly tackles the HR challenges in countries spanning the African continent, examining the impact of contextual factors on the development of HR practices. Taking a regional approach to the subject, it featuring chapters on 11 different countries, including South Africa, Mauritius, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Libya, and has been written and edited by those with expert knowledge of the continent. It offers a fresh perspective on a growing subject area, showing how to develop techniques and practices that reflect the real needs of workers in Africa, and providing a balanced analysis of the area.

Valuable not only to students and researchers in international management, human resources, organization theory and cross-cultural management, this topical and much-needed study is also critical reading for managers of multinational companies and domestic managers in Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Preface 2.Human Resource Management in South Africa 3. Human Resource Management in Botswana 4. Human Resource Management in Zambia 5. Human Resource Management in Mauritius 6. Human Resource Management in Tanzania 7. Human Resource Management in Kenya 8. Human Resource Management in Ethiopia 9. Human Resource Management in Ghana 10. Human Resource Management in Ivory Coast 11.Human Resource Management in Tunisia 12.Human Resource Management in Libya 13. Conclusions: Toward a Research Agenda

About the Editors

Ken Kamoche is Associate Professor in Management at City University of Hong Kong.

Yaw A. Debrah is Reader in Management and International Business at Brunel University, West London, UK.

Frank Horwitz is Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

Gerry Nkombo Muuka is Assistant Business Dean and Director of Graduate Programs, at Murray State University, USA.

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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