Tag Archives: Management

Does Africa Need Managers?

Rapid economic growth, rich stores of natural resources and a fast-growing population have all helped to usher in a new era of optimism around Africa’s future. But without an extra one million managers, African economies will not achieve their business potential or reach their development goals. […]


Women in Business: My Research Journey to Date

As my first post to our blog, I’d like to provide a brief introduction to my published work, which includes two articles and a book chapter regarding the experiences of Western female professionals working in emerging markets.

My interests lie at the intersection of international business and strategic management, although I am also interested in what happens at an individual level. […]

Review of ‘The Essential Drucker’

The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management‘The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management,’ by Peter F. Drucker.

My rating: 4 stars out of 5.

Read the best of ‘The Best of Peter Drucker’ in 400 words!

Although Drucker begain writing about management in the 1960s, much of his thinking seems remarkably current, for example the focus on strengths, the identification of knowledge organisations with biological rather than mechanical systems (complexity theory), the role of social entrepreneurship and multiple stakeholder orientation. […]