Africa: We Owe It to Our Ancestors, Our Children, and Ourselves elucidates the nature and importance of African culture and its role in business practices. This book, written from an inside-out perspective, is a practical guide for conducting business effectively and efficiently in Africa. It is an essential resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the fields of business management, economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, and psychology.
Michael Ba Banutu-Gomez is an Associate Professor of Management at Rowan University, New Jersey. He teaches courses in International Business, Global Leadership and Organization, and Organizational Behavior. Professor Banutu-Gomez received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He has published numerous articles on business in scholarly journals such as The Business Review and Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Part 3 Introduction: Children of the Land Chapter 4 1: The Traditional African Community Chapter 5 2: An African Child Chapter 6 3: The Changing African Family Chapter 7 4: Africans on the Move Chapter 8 5: Rethinking African Social Policy: Policy Changes Need to Combat the Problems of Rural-Urban Migration Chapter 9 6: Protecting Africa's Natural Environment: Where Did All the Elephants Go? Chapter 10 7: Becoming a United, Self-Sustaining Continent: Finding the Solution to Rural Urban Migration Chapter 11 8: African Unification Chapter 12 9: Revitalizing Modern African Society: Traditional African Commitment to Community Mechanisms Chapter 13 10: Building a Sustinable Democratic Africa Chapter 14 11: My Africa Chapter 15 12: Conclusion: My Vision for Africa: I Have a Vision of a New Africa Part 16 Notes Part 17 Bibliography Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Author