|Appears in Collections:||Marketing and Retail Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Chinese management practices in Kenya: toward a post-colonial critique|
Siebers, Lisa Qixun
|Citation:||Kamoche K & Siebers LQ (2015) Chinese management practices in Kenya: toward a post-colonial critique. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (21), pp. 2718-2743. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.968185|
|Abstract:||While transforming the investment, trading and infrastructural landscape in Africa, Chinese firms are also generating much-publicised controversy about their real motives. Many of the large Chinese firms operating in Africa focus mostly but not exclusively on engineering, infrastructural projects and mining. This Africa–China engagement has only recently begun to receive critical attention in the area of management and organisation studies. With reference to Kenya, we found that this phenomenon is characterised by four key themes: the unique yet diverse motivations of investors, the challenge of reconciling cross-cultural differences, the impact of low-cost strategies and the boundary-spanning role of managers. This paper also considers the extent to which post-colonial theory might serve as an analytical lens for examining the perceptions and attitudes of Chinese managers as well as the experiences of the Africans who work for them.|
|Rights:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 15 Oct 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09585192.2014.968185.|
|chinese management.pdf||Fulltext - Accepted Version||611.89 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact email@example.com providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.