Summative Task 2


14 April 2014

Module Facilitator: Dr Charlene Lew

The adoption of western supervision and command practices has impacted adversely on Africa's capacity to develop in the global marketplace (Nwagbara, 2012). Relating to Kuada (2010), Africa economies have been completely disastrous as compared with Asian economies who had identical levels of growth five years ago. Scholars have argued that command weakness comprises the most important reason for Africa's poor economic efficiency (Walumbwa ainsi que al, 2011, Muchiri, 2011). Factors such as pre-colonial command, cultural beliefs and Ubuntu play an important role in defining management in The african continent (Arkpoyomare ain al, 2013, Nwagbara, 2012, Muchiri, 2011). Arkpoyomare ou al (2013) noted which the pre-colonial Igbo society practiced a decentralised system of leadership, which generated the objectives of team-work, recognition and reward as part of motivation, ensuring equity, fairness and first and foremost the progress of all, the motto getting " Unity in strength. ” Exploration can be done in incorporating these kinds of practices in to African management. Cultural beliefs is another element that performs an important part in leadership style specially when motivating personnel. According to Walumbwa ain al (2011), there is a inclination to look at The african continent as one homogenous group. In reality there are several cultural ideals and procedures that are divided along linguistic and cultural values and managing and leading this excellent workforce needs further exploration (Walumbwa ainsi que al, 2011). Lastly, the leadership idea Ubuntu also can play a crucial role in defining leadership in Africa (Nwagbara, 2012, Muchiri, 2011). Research in African Management must concentrate on dismantling the western efficiency management practice that finds provenance in " I think, therefore I exist” and create an African Ubuntu supervision practice " I are because our company is; I...

Recommendations: Arkpoyomare, To., Chinyere, A., Lateef, T. (2013). Native Management Thoughts, Concepts and Practices: The situation of Igbos of Nigeria. Australian Diary of Organization and Managing Research, 3(1), 8-15.

Kuada, J. (2010). Culture and Leadership in Africa: A conceptual model and analysis agenda Africa. Journal of Economics and Management Research, 1(1), 9-24.

Muchiri, Meters. K. (2010). Leadership in context: An overview and research agenda pertaining to sub-Saharan The african continent. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Mindset, 84(3), 440-452.

Nwagbara, U. (2012). Leading a Postmodern African Business: Towards a Model of Potential Commitment. The Journal of Pan Africa Studies, 4(9), 67-84.

Walumbwa, F. O., Avolio, B. J., & Aryee, S i9000. (2011). Management and supervision research in Africa: A synthesis and suggestions for future research. Log of Occupational & Company Psychology, 84(3), 425-439.