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Female talent development and African business schools

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  • Ibeh, Kevin
  • Debrah, Yaw A.
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    This study extends the talent development literature by investigating the level of institutionalization of female talent development (FTD) practices in African B-schools, comparing this with the international best practice. It emerged that African B-schools, like their international counterparts, have not widely adopted FTD practices, and that their female-male ratio averaged less than a third of graduate management programs. They also seem to have adopted or adapted emerging international practices, with little observed evidence of unique African approaches. The paper further examines the role of indigenous and multinational enterprises in supporting FTD and discusses some implications for other key stakeholder groups.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of World Business.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 42-49

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    Keywords: Talent development Female talent development Managerial role Management education B-schools African B-schools;

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    1. Nina Smith & Valdemar Smith & Mette Verner, 2005. "Do Women in Top Management Affect Firm Performance? A Panel Study of 2500 Danish Firms," CIE Discussion Papers 2005-03, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Industrial Economics.
    2. Carr, Stuart C. & Inkson, Kerr & Thorn, Kaye, 2005. "From global careers to talent flow: Reinterpreting 'brain drain'," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 386-398, November.
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