The myth that ‘African’ leadership is despotic is disabused by Ayittey. He asserts that this was a colonial invention, stating: ‘Clearly, such “terrible” African rulers must
Terence Jackson is Professor of Cross Cultural Management at Middlesex University Business School, London.
I hold honorary visiting research professorships at Rhodes University, Department of Management, South Africa; and at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Development Studies in South Africa. I am Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (London: Sage)
My main interest is in sub-Saharan Africa. I undertook a study of management and change in 15 sub-Saharan countries funded by the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) leading to the publication of a leading textbook, Management and Change in Africa: A Cross-cultural Perspective (London: Routledge). My main current research interests are in indigenous management and the informal economy in Africa; China in Africa and the implications at organizational and community levels; and cross-cultural management of development projects and management of NGOs in Africa.
As well as my research training I also hold an MA in Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education: a professional teaching qualification. I started my teaching career as a lecturer at colleges of further education. I am particularly interested in international management education having taught for 15 years at ESCP Europe.
This website is about my work, and resources for those sharing similar interests.
Chinese Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Dynamics, New Synergies
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