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An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context

Akobo, LA (2017) An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context. Journal of African Studies and Development, 9 (4). pp. 23-34. ISSN 2141-2189

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Abstract

Research has shown that the philosophy behind diversity studies emerged from the Global North. This also strengthens the assumption that the current diversity management theorizing is mainly Anglo-centric which gives priority to the Global North, and reflects neoliberal structuring. In view of this critique on the implementation of Western theories in the Global South, this study examines two key Western theories within the diversity management discourse to critically examine Multinational Corporation's (MNCs') diversity management constructs in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on Nigeria. This is to explore the relevance of Western theory in the Nigerian context, and to further identify and evaluate similarities and differences between MNCs diversity management processes in the Global North and Global South.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Business & Management (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Academic Journals
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 10:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.5897/JASD2016.0424
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14428

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