Management in Africa: Macro and Micro Perspectives

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Terri R. Lituchy, Betty Jane Punnett, Bill Buenar Puplampu
Routledge, 2013 - Business & Economics - 328 pages

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.


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Bartol and Martin (1998) have classified the major theories in motivation into three
categories: needs theory, cognitive theory, and reinforcement theory. The most
needs theory is owing to Abraham Maslow (Maslow, 1970) and it is known as
Maslow’s motivation theory of hierarchical needs. The hierarchy includes five basic
levels of needs, which should be satisfied consecutively.
Alderfer (1972) proposed an alternative to Maslow’s theory known as ERG theory.
He consolidated five levels of Maslow’s hierarchy into three levels: existence (E),
relatedness (R), and growth (G).


Past Present and Future
2 Internationalization and Economic Growth
3 Corporate Governance Practices
4 Green Management
Definition Issues and Processes
6 Challenges of Ethics
A Psychological Approach
10 Management Control Systems Competitive Strategy and Performance
11 Women in Management and Leadership
12 PanSubSaharan African Managerial Leadership and the Values of Ubuntu
13 Leadership in Africa and the Diaspora
14 Employee Motivation in Africa
15 The Human Factor Organizational Support and Organizational Effectiveness
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8 Portfolio Entrepreneurs in Wealth Creation
9 Strategic Human Resources Management and Citizenship Behavior

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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).

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