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1st Edition

Sustainable Management Development in Africa
Building Capabilities to Serve African Organizations

Edited By

Hamid Kazeroony

ISBN 9781138340114
Published August 6, 2018 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

Sustainable Management Development in Africa examines how African management and business scholarship can serve African and multinational management and organizations operating in Africa. In a broader sense, this book, within an African context, explores how human capital and intellectual capabilities can be organized at the higher education level; describes the cultural, social, and political influencers impacting management and organization; helps conceptualize African management theories to address organizational effectiveness; addresses the current management and organizational practices in Africa in identifying challenges; and provides guidance for more effective management and organizational operation.

Aimed at researchers, academics, and advanced students alike, this book lays the groundwork for the application of uniquely African theoretical and practical perspectives for sustainable management and organizational operation, as explained from a contemporary African point of view. In addition and most important, this book contains a uniquely African content that allows for developing new theories and examining new ways of doing business, thus reaffirming the rise of African scholarship in the fields of management, organization, and business.

Table of Contents

1. Framing Sustainable Management Development in in Africa

Hamid H. Kazeroony

Part 1: Capacity Building in Africa

2. Public Policy and Higher Education: The Case of Botswana

Dorothy Mpabanga

3. Challenges in Developing African Management Scholars: An Auto-ethnographic Study

Emmanuel Mukwevho and Yvonne du Plessis

4. The Role of Accreditation in Overcoming the Challenges of Graduate Management Programs in Africa

Enase Okonedo and Timothy Aluko

5. Meeting the Graduate Management Program Challenges in Nigeria

Olusegun Matanmi

Part 2: African Social, Cultural, and Political Influences

6. Cross-Cultural Studies as a Resource for Management Development in Africa

Mariya Bobina and Mikhail Grachev

7. The Role of Cross-Cultural Communication in Management Practices of Multinational Companies (MNCS) in Sub-Saharan Africa

James Baba Abugre

8. Surviving in Africa: MNCs Response to Institutional Deficiencies and Moral Implications

Adeyinka A. Adewale and Sharif M. Khalid

Part 3: Theorizing African Management and Organization

9. Theory Construction to Serve African Management and Organizational Practices Hamid H. Kazeroony

10. Alternative Approaches to Management Research in Africa: Hermeneutics, Graphic Scales and Applied Interventions

Bill Buenar Puplampu

11. Management Theories: The Relegated Strengths Based African Practices

Shiphrah Mutungi, Emmanuel Mutungi, and Rose Fuentes

Part 4: Challenges and Pathways to Building Organizational Capabilities in Africa

12. Human Capital Development in Africa: Some Urgent Considerations

Bill Buenar Puplampu

13. Building the Next Generation of African Managers and Entrepreneurs

Henrietta Onwuegbuzie

14. Public Private Partnerships for Enhancing Organizational Capabilities in Nigeria

Osikhuemhe Okwilagwe and Christos Apostolakis

15. The Role of the Legal Profession in Facilitating a Regulatory Framework for Public Private Partnerships in Ghana

Bill Buenar Puplampu

16. A Framework for Building Organizational Capabilities in Africa

Hamid H. Kazeroony

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Hamid H. Kazeroony is a Professor of Business at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Inver Hills, USA.

Yvonne Plessis is a Full Professor at the Graduate School of Business and Government Leadership at the North-West University, South Africa

Bill Buenar Puplampu is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, a Chartered Psychologist (BPS), and Dean of the Central Business School of Central University College, Ghana.


"This book is a window on African management practice and issues that will prove valuable to those interested in doing business in Africa."James P. Walsh, University of Michigan, USA