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Coming of age, seeking legitimacy: The historical trajectory of African management research

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2016) Coming of age, seeking legitimacy: The historical trajectory of African management research. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 12 (1). pp. 22-39. ISSN 1742-2043. (doi:10.1108/cpoib-10-2013-0041) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57745)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the historical trajectory of African management research and managerial thinking. Design/methodology/approach – This paper draws from a review and synthesis of the literature from 1960 -2012. Findings – The analysis led to the identification of three distinct phases which reflect the difficult and uncertain beginning of a promising future. The historical pathway model also accounts for the evolution of management philosophies and thoughts and the current state of knowledge. Originality/value – Although there is a burgeoning stream of African management research, a lack of comprehensive review and synthesis has obscured the enormous strides made. This paper advances a “novel” approach towards theory application and theory creation, building on the “convergence hypothesis” and “divergence hypothesis”. This analysis yielded a number of promising avenues for future research. © 2016, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/cpoib-10-2013-0041
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa, Emerging economies, International business, Management research, Sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 11:20 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57745 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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