Author: Ulrike Schuerkens

Ubuntu and Rational Action Theory: Exploring two different approaches to dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

by Aminu Mamman, Professor at Manchester University Under the current global economic system underpinned by Rational Action Theory (RAT), the society is built on the idea of individualistic, competitive, goal-directed, self-interested, utility-maximizing economic man and women. The economy is viewed as central to the society and individuals are viewed to…

Would COVID-19 trigger ‘Creative Destruction’ in Africa? Overview, mitigation and implications for businesses in Ghana Emmanuel Yeboah-Assiamah Researcher, University of Ghana and GCRF Fellow, University of Manchester

IntroductionThe concept of creative destruction was coined by Joseph Schumpeter (1942) to connote an incessant product and process innovation mechanism by which new production units replace outdated ones which has been regarded as an essential fact of capitalism. How has the dreaded COVID-19 exposed the structural weaknesses of the African…

Work packages (in English)

Summary WP1: Understanding the different theories of managing organizations in different cultural contexts and analysing the contexts of doing business and managing organizations in African and Arab countries Work package 1 (WP1) will address the first research objective of the ManaGlobal research project, which is: To analyse and compare the…
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