Teamwork for Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Authors
  • Hannah Titilayo Seriki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction and Overview

  3. Theory

  4. Empirical Research

  5. Exploring Possibilities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-246

About this book

Introduction

Innovation is an essential success factor needed to ensure and extend the competitiveness of organisations. The quality of teamwork plays an important role as it determines the success of innovation teams.

Whereas most insights concerning the dynamics of work groups come from North American or Western European environments, Hannah Titilayo Seriki concentrates on teams operating within the complex societal context of sub-Saharan Africa. The author develops a multi-level theory of African teams’ innovative performance and regards the team as a sub-system of the organisation, which is subjected to societal influences. She compares the insights gained from case studies in Nigeria and in South Africa with findings from two Germanic European cases. The results of her study imply that managers can actively and consciously influence the way their organisations pass on societal forces to their sub-units. Distinct differences between European and African cases are found, especially in the areas of team leadership and motivation.

Keywords

African European Interkulturelles Management Internationales Management Teamarbeit innovation international management management organization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8350-9588-5
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2007
  • Publisher Name DUV
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0766-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-9588-5
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