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Palgrave Studies in African Leadership

LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the African Diaspora

Authors: Lituchy, Terri R., Galperin, Bella L., Punnett, Betty Jane

  • Presents an original, research-based model of studying African leadership based on a distinct research project
  • Offers diverse perspectives and leadership examples from a wide range of African countries
  • Closely examines the African Diaspora’s current role in shaping leadership principles and practices
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About this book

This book considers the new business environment of modern-day Africa, addressing how management styles must adapt to societal changes across the continent. As investment in the continent grows and African businesses begin to look beyond their own borders, there comes a real need to understand leadership from an Afro-centric perspective. This book explores the similarities and differences across African countries, compares them with other regions, and identifies particular cultural realities that managers must consider in order to be successful in the new business environment of modern Africa.
Building on their Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the African Diaspora (LEAD) research project, the authors provide an empirical understanding of African leadership styles and how businesses can harness these more effectively. Drawing on the African Diaspora’s values, beliefs, and preferences, as well as anecdotal material from African academics and managers, this book grants a realistic view of leadership in various African countries including Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, and South Africa. It will be invaluable to academics, students, and anyone interested in African and global business leadership from a non-Western perspective.

About the authors

Terri R. Lituchy is the PIMSA Distinguished Chair at CETYS Universidad in Mexico. Her current project, LEAD, has received many awards as well as grants from SAMS, the SHRM Foundation, Emerald Publishing, McMaster University, University of the West Indies, Concordia University, and SSHRC. Dr. Lituchy has over 35 published journal articles and has written Successful Professional Women of the Americas, Gender and the Dysfunctional Workplace, and Management in Africa.

Bella L. Galperin is Professor of Management and Associate Director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership at the John H. Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa, USA. She has published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly. She is the former Associate Editor of Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal and served as President of International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values.
Betty Jane Punnett is Professor Emeritus with the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. She has published over 50 papers in referred international journals and has edited several special issues, including the CJAS issue on Leadership in Africa and the Diaspora and IJCCM on metaphors and management in the Caribbean. She is the author of Management: A Developing Country Perspective and Management in Africa, International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, and Experiencing International Business and Management.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Africa: Open for Business

    Punnett, Betty J.

    Pages 1-18

  • A Cultural Perspective of Africa

    Lituchy, Terri R. (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Leadership Style and Qualities in Africa: A Literature Review

    Galperin, Bella L. (et al.)

    Pages 33-44

  • The LEAD Research Project: An Introduction

    Lituchy, Terri R.

    Pages 45-51

  • Leadership in Egypt

    Metwally, Elham (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59121-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59119-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the African Diaspora
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in African Leadership
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59121-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59121-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59119-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 255
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