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Contemporary developments in the management of human resources in Africa


  • Kamoche, Ken


In recent years, researchers have been paying more and more attention to the issue of the management of people in Africa. Some of this work has focused on the more readily evident problems like motivation, leadership, conflict management and teamwork. The purpose of this special issue is to paint a much broader canvas and to extend the debate on a wider range of issues in order to better capture the complexity of managing people in a diverse context that is attracting the attention of investors who see Africa as the last great frontier, albeit one that they barely understand. The papers in this issue will hopefully generate a robust debate into the challenges and opportunities of managing people in Africa.

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  • Kamoche, Ken, 2011. "Contemporary developments in the management of human resources in Africa," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 1-4, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:46:y:2011:i:1:p:1-4

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    1. Jackson, Terence & Amaeshi, Kenneth & Yavuz, Serap, 2008. "Untangling African indigenous management: Multiple influences on the success of SMEs in Kenya," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 43(4), pages 400-416, October.
    2. Harry G. Broadman, 2007. "Africa's Silk Road : China and India's New Economic Frontier," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7186.
    3. Moon, Jeremy & Crane, Andrew & Matten, Dirk, 2005. "Can Corporations be Citizens? Corporate Citizenship as a Metaphor for Business Participation in Society," Business Ethics Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(03), pages 429-453, July.
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    1. Xing, Yijun & Liu, Yipeng & Tarba, Shlomo Yedidia & Cooper, Cary L., 2016. "Intercultural influences on managing African employees of Chinese firms in Africa: Chinese managers’ HRM practices," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 28-41.
    2. Rui, Huaichuan & Zhang, Miao & Shipman, Alan, 2016. "Relevant knowledge and recipient ownership: Chinese MNCS’ knowledge transfer in Africa," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 51(5), pages 713-728.
    3. Enyonam Canice Kudonoo & Victoria Tsedzah, 2015. "Human Capital Management: Taking Human Resources Management to the Next Level in Anglophone, West Africa," International Journal of Management Science and Business Administration, Inovatus Services Ltd., vol. 1(6), pages 19-30, May.


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