Management Studies in South Africa

Exploring the Trajectory in the Apartheid Era and Beyond

  • Shaun Ruggunan
  • R. Sooryamoorthy

Part of the Palgrave Studies in African Leadership book series (PSAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shaun Ruggunan, R. Sooryamoorthy
    Pages 23-50
  3. Shaun Ruggunan, R. Sooryamoorthy
    Pages 51-92
  4. Shaun Ruggunan, R. Sooryamoorthy
    Pages 93-111
  5. Shaun Ruggunan, R. Sooryamoorthy
    Pages 113-134
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 135-139

About this book


This book examines the trajectory of management studies in South Africa during the apartheid and post-apartheid periods. The unique political journey of South Africa provides a distinctive context in which to explore the progression of management studies within a developing state. The authors consider how Apartheid has configured the discipline of management studies to reflect certain racial, institutional and gendered trends, and analyse the extent to which these trends have adapted or changed in post-Apartheid times. Appealing to management scholars and professionals, this book provides implications for policy and practice within the South African higher education sector, and presents avenues for future research.


Business history African history Management education transformation Racism

Authors and affiliations

  • Shaun Ruggunan
    • 1
  • R. Sooryamoorthy
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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