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Cultivating greater self-confidence in African management research

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2017) Cultivating greater self-confidence in African management research. Thunderbird International Business Review, 60 (4). pp. 511-522. ISSN 1096-4762. E-ISSN 1520-6874. (doi:10.1002/tie.21921) (KAR id:62048)

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Abstract

Although strategic management has taken root in many African organisations, much of the existing body of African management research offers little insight into the current state of knowledge and direction in terms of Africa finding its voice within the mainstream research. We draw on a review of the literature to develop a conceptual framework for classifying the contributions in African management research. The conceptual model captures the indigenous (intra-Africa) and inter-Africa dimension of macro-strategy and organisational behaviour/human resource research. The accumulated body of research indicates a sign of growing self-confidence in African management research which must be maintained and revitalised. The paper contributes to the literature by developing a unified conceptual model which captures both the indigenous and comparative dimensions of management research. A number of fruitful avenues for future research have been advanced.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/tie.21921
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa; emerging economies; African management research; sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 06:20 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62048 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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