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Title Indigenous Management Practices in Africa : A Guide for Educators and Practitioners / edited by Uchenna Uzo, Abel Kinoti Meru
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Advanced series in management
Advanced series in management (Unnumbered)
Contents Cover; Half Title Page; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; About the Authors; 1. Introduction: Indigenous Management Practices in Africa; Introduction; Structure of the Book and Summary of Chapters; References; 2. Characteristics of the African Buyer's Purchase Behaviour; Abstract; Introduction; Consumer Behaviour and Socio-cultural Influences in Africa; Characteristics of African Buyers' Purchase Behaviours; Nature of African Buyers' Purchase Patterns; Factors that Shape African Buyers' Purchase Behaviour
4. Indigenous Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practice in AfricaAbstract; Introduction; Background; Logistics Management; Supply Chain Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa; Logistics Performance Measures; Regulatory Environment; Historical and Cultural Basis for Logistics Practices; Logistics Challenges and Opportunities in Africa; Logistics Challenges in West and Central Africa; Poor Logistic Infrastructure; Impact of Corruption and Inconsistent Fiscal Policies; Incessant Insecurity and Militancy; Information; Logistic Challenges in South Africa
Cultural Influence on African Buyers' Purchase BehaviourThe Path to Purchase of African Buyers; African Buyers' and Non-African Buyers' Purchase Behaviours: A Comparison; Advice for Managers, Educators and Policymakers; Summary and Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 3. Common Indigenous Selling Practices in Africa; Abstract; Introduction; Three Indigenous Selling Practices; Street Selling; Haggling; Credit-based Selling; Cultural Principles Involved in African Selling Practices; Advice for Managers, Educators and Policymakers; Summary and Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References
Integrate a Security Plan to Reduce the Risk to Logistic Goods, Services and PersonnelUse Technology and Think Outside the Box to Overcome Environmental Constraints; Conclusion; References; 5. Indigenous Financial Management Practices in Africa: A Guide for Educators and Practitioners; Abstract; Introduction; The Concept and Practices of Financial Management; Relevant Indigenous African Financial Management Practices: Their Origin, Cultural Characteristics and Unique Differences from Western Models; Examples and Anecdotal Evidence of Practices Covering the Five Sub-Regions of Africa
Logistic Challenges in East AfricaCurrent Opportunities in African Logistics and Supply Chain; New Port; Transnational Passageways; Rails; Specific Logistics Management Practices in Africa; Logistics Agents; Outsourcing; Preference for Labour-intensive Operations; Recommendations for Logistics and Supply Chain Processes Improvement in Africa; Think of Good Service and Reliability before Cost; Coordination and Building Partnership; Engage Local Citizens and Seek to Be a Citizen; Take Advantage of Emerging Trade Corridors; Providing Logistics Infrastructures
Summary "Indigenous Management Practices in Africa: A Guide for Educators and Practitioners is a timely response to the recent call for management philosophies and theories that reflect the peculiarities of the African continent. Western management models in Africa may not have yielded the results required to trigger economic growth and development, yet Africa is fast becoming the investment destination of firms operating outside the continent. This book unravels the indigenous management practices that shape the way that organisations operate in Africa. It also addresses the differences between indigenous African and western management practices, at the same time considering the implications for African business management. Insights from the book offer a framework for developing African management curricula for business schools, both within and outside the continent. Practitioners aiming to expand their operations on the continent may also find valuable insights in this book - ones that may support and develop future management decisions."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 6, 2018)
Subject Industrial management -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Meru, Abel Kinoti, editor
Uzo, Uchenna, editor
ISBN 1787548481 (electronic bk.)
9781787548480 (electronic bk.)