DECOLONIZING MANAGEMENT AND LEADING CHANGE THROUGH AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY

Date

2021-08-08

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2283-7949

Volume Title

Publisher

Globus et locus

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Africa currently operates and manages her affairs with and from a colonial perspective, in business, politics, and education. Living everyday life through a colonial lens has stunted growth and innovation because instead of using her strengths, which is leading with African management philosophy, Africa continues to operate with a Western framework, that is a system where the toxic influence and effects of coloniality continues to permeate African political institutions, the education system and culture. The authors advocate for a return to indigenous management philosophy, to ensure success and long-term sustainability. This paper sheds light on a historical background of African societies prior to the destruction of her cultures and institutions by slavery and colonialism. The authors offer key differences between African and Western approaches to show why the Western system has failed Africa. Lastly, the authors offer a framework for policy formulation in the form of propositions.

Description

open access journal

Keywords

African philosophy, leadership, colonialism, decolonization, management.

Citation

OSIRI, J.K., AMAUGO, A.N., FRANCIS, J. and JOHN, E.O. (2021) DECOLONIZING MANAGEMENT AND LEADING CHANGE THROUGH AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY. GLOCALISM: JOURNAL OF CULTURE, POLITICS AND INNOVATION, 1.

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Research Institute

People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)