Article

The dynamics of managing people in the diverse cultural and institutional context of Africa

Citation

Kamoche K, Siebers LQ, Mamman A & Newenham-Kahindi A (2015) The dynamics of managing people in the diverse cultural and institutional context of Africa. Personnel Review, 44 (3), pp. 330-345. https://doi.org/10.1108/pr-01-2015-0002

Abstract
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue which considers some of the contemporary debates in managing people in Africa. Design/methodology/approach The papers that constitute this special issue were selected from submissions to various events hosted by the Africa Research Group, a community of scholars committed to researching Africa, and from a more general call for submissions. Findings The papers highlight the changing picture of the African organisational landscape and provide both theoretical and empirical insights about the opportunities and challenges of managing people in a culturally complex continent. Originality/value Taken together, the papers make an important contribution by engaging current debates and demonstrating potential new areas for further research.

Keywords
Africa; culture; leadership; human resource management

Journal
Personnel Review: Volume 44, Issue 3

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Nottingham
Publication date31/12/2015
Publication date online07/04/2015
Date accepted by journal17/02/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30350
PublisherEmerald
ISSN0048-3486
eISSN0048-3486