Development Administration in Contemporary Africa: An Explorative Analysis

Afolayan, Gbenga Emmanuel and Ogunsanwo, Olusegun Abayomi (2017) Development Administration in Contemporary Africa: An Explorative Analysis. In: UNSPECIFIED IGI GLOBAL, United States of America, pp. 1-28.

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This chapter explores the definitional and conceptual issues in the academic field of development administration and highlights the views about Western models within the grain of African traditional society. It identifies a major set of socio-cultural and economic parameters that strongly characterise or otherwise influence development administration in contemporary Africa. It finds that, in general, Western-oriented approaches remain incongruent with African traditional conventions. The chapter concludes that if a growing emphasis on the socio-cultural components within development administration discourse is a direct response to historical and environmental situations in contemporary Africa, then it is an essential consideration that must shape the field.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Miss Ayomikun Ogunbadejo
Date Deposited: 25 May 2020 19:30
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 19:30

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