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Palgrave Studies in African Leadership

Managing Chinese-African Business Interactions

Growing Intercultural Competence in Organizations

Editors: Mayer, Claude-Helene, Louw, Lynette, Boness, Christian Martin (Eds.)

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  • Explores intercultural collaboration between Chinese and African workers
  • More than 20 case studies cover relationships spanning industries and countries
  • Offers research-based intercultural, culture-specific business leadership knowledge which can be used easily by students, lecturers, and organizational leaders
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About this book

This book provides deep insights into intercultural collaboration among business partners, employees, managers, and entrepreneurs in Chinese-African professional interactions. It presents cultural and theoretical knowledge on Chinese and African management, leadership, and philosophy. Chinese and African scholars and professionals share their insights into how to address intercultural management challenges proactively and successfully. The cases provide insights into a wide variety of industries and offer actual scenarios studied in governmental, parastatal, and private Chinese-owned organizations in twelve African countries. This book will benefit a broad readership including scholars in employment relations and business management as well as African and Chinese collaborators in academia, government, NGOs and industry.


About the authors

Claude-Hélène Mayer is a Professor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, an Adjunct Professor at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and a Senior Research Associate at Rhodes University, South Africa. Her research areas are transcultural management, mental health and well-being, women in leadership, transformation of emotions, shame and psychobiography.

Christian Martin Boness is an Associated Researcher at the Department of Management, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Lynette Louw is the Raymond Ackerman Chair of Management and current Deputy Dean, Faculty of Commerce at Rhodes University, South Africa. Her areas of specialty and research include strategic management, organisational behaviour, and cross-cultural management

Reviews

“This book takes an in-depth look – via a case study approach of multiple companies and projects in ten different African countries – at labor (as well as culture, language, and management) issues in China-Africa engagement! This is a welcome addition to a growing literature that has, thus far, emphasized China-Africa macro trends involving trade, investment, loans, and the economic and political issues.” (Yoon Jung Park, PhD, Executive Director, Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network; Associate Director, School of Advanced International Studies-China-Africa Research Institiate, JHU)

“The path to success will never be the same, but one can always learn from others' experiences. This book is a must-read for anyone trying to understand Chinese businesses in Africa. Read this book and learn from one of the best.” (Jindi An Deputy Chairperson, Belt & Road Africa Think-Tank Alliance)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-17

    Mayer, Claude-Hélène

  • Chinese Cultural Concepts and Their Influence on Management

    Pages 19-35

    Liu, Zhaoyi

  • African Cultural Concepts and Their Influence on Management

    Pages 37-57

    Hadebe, Samukele (et al.)

  • Case 1: Dealing with Organisational Strategies in the Tanzanian-Chinese Chalinze Water Project

    Pages 61-69

    Boness, Christian Martin

  • Case 2: “Not who I am, not what I mean”: Intercultural Communication in Chinese-South African Interactions

    Pages 71-84

    Chigwendere, Fungai B.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25185-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25184-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Chinese-African Business Interactions
Book Subtitle
Growing Intercultural Competence in Organizations
Editors
  • Claude-Helene Mayer
  • Lynette Louw
  • Christian Martin Boness
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in African Leadership
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25185-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25185-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25184-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 249
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