Corporate Governance in Africa

Assessing Implementation and Ethical Perspectives

Editors: Howell, Kerry E., Sorour, M. Karim (Eds.)

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Using a range of case-studies, this book analyzes corporate governance relationships between several African countries and the international community, providing an ethical assessment of issues surrounding globalization and adherence to external governance mechanisms. Employing a methodological approach, Corporate Governance in Africa critiques occidental perspectives of corporate governance in relation to the needs of separate states, and the contradictions that arise when local cultures are not taken in to consideration. With case studies from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Gambia the book presents a comprehensive view of North, East, West and South Africa with contributions from global experts in the field. The authors critique the transformations deemed necessary for governance procedures in order to facilitate confidence and inward investment for these African states.  

About the authors

Kerry E. Howell holds the Chair of Governance at Plymouth University Graduate School of Management, UK. His research interests and scholarly expertise include areas relating to methodology, governance and leadership on which he has written extensively. Kerry is Chair of the Public Administration Committee, member of the Joint Universities Committee and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Management and Law.

M. Karim Sorour is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management and the PhD programme leader at the Faculty of Business & Law, Northumbria University, UK. He has more than 13 years’ experience in the fields of consultancy, research and executive training and his research interests include corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and management accounting with emphasis on developing countries. Karim is an editor of Cogent Business and Management Journal and a steering committee member of the BAFA- Accounting & Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE) research interest group.

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“The book initially provides a theoretical Foundation in which the conceptual framework of Corporate Governance and philosophical issues are discussed. The book then goes on to provide a number of case studies identifying critical issues on a range of countries in Africa. … The book covers a significant gap in knowledge and understanding of corporate governance and ethics in Africa.” (Steve Letza, February, 2017) 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Notions of Governance, Social Contracts and Ethical Perspectives

    Pages 1-28

    Howell, Kerry E.

  • Paradigm of Inquiry: Critical Theory and Constructivism

    Pages 29-46

    Howell, Kerry E.

  • Ethical Perspectives on Corporate Governance

    Pages 47-67

    Nwanji, Tony Ikechukwu

  • On the Evolution of Corporate Governance Culture in Africa: The Case of the Egyptian Banking Sector

    Pages 69-96

    Sorour, M. Karim (et al.)

  • Ethical Dimensions of Corporate Governance Practice in Ghana: Developing a Theoretical Perspective

    Pages 97-130

    Boadu, Mark

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporate Governance in Africa
Book Subtitle
Assessing Implementation and Ethical Perspectives
Editors
  • Kerry E. Howell
  • M. Karim Sorour
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56700-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56700-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56699-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 265
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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