Tribe and Village in African Organizations and Business

Simon Ulrik Kragh

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    Abstrakt

    The paper argues that African organization sand business relations reflect pre-industrial social norms found by anthropologists in kinship based, rural communities. African society is a hybrid mixture of an emerging industrial economy and a set of norms and behaviours which have been carried over from tribal and peasant communities. In modern, urban organizations the presence of pre-industrial norms is seen in the continued importance of in-group/out-group differention, gift exchange and kinship obligations. The paper suggests an explanation of the continued permanence of pre-industrial cultural traits and offers a theory showing their inner, social logic. Drawing on examples from the existing literature on African management it is shown how the pre-industrial norms are manifested in organizational practice and business.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2012
    Antal sider39
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012: The Informal Economy - Boston, USA
    Varighed: 3 aug. 20127 aug. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 72
    http://annualmeeting.aomonline.org/2012/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012
    Nummer72
    LandUSA
    ByBoston
    Periode03/08/201207/08/2012
    AndetThe Informal Economy
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