1st Edition

Managing Organizational Behavior in the African Context

ISBN 9780415535939
Published December 10, 2012 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Managing Organizational Behavior in an African Context discusses management and organization science theories as they apply within the social, cultural and economic contexts in which organizations operate in Africa. The first organizational behavior book to cover the entire continent, it uses the findings of OB studies to establish a conceptual foundation, then explores how those topics apply in Africa's unique business environment. This integrative framework allows students and scholars to connect organizational phenomena in Africa with those in other parts of the globe. Illustrative examples, mini-cases, and self-assessment exercises all based on Africa-specific sectors, industries, and organizations round out this foundational guide to the OB field in Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to OB  2. External Environment of African Organizations 3. Social Perception in African Organizations  4. Personality and Affect  5. Motivating the African Worker  6. Power, Influence and Politics  7. Leadership in an African Context  8. Groups and Teams  9. Decision Making  10. Understanding Conflict in African Organizations  11. Communication in Organizations  12. Structure and Design of African Organizations  13. Culture and Strategy  14. Change and Innovation in African Organizations

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David B. Zoogah (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is an Associate Professor of management at Morgan State University.

Constant D. Beugré (Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) is a Professor of management at Delaware State University.

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