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1st Edition

Managing Human Resources in Africa

ISBN 9780415369497
Published November 19, 2003 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.