Corporate Governance in Africa

Assessing Implementation and Ethical Perspectives

  • Kerry E. Howell
  • M. Karim Sorour

About this book


Using a range of case-studies, this book analyzes corporate governance relationships between several African countries and the international community, providing an ethical assessment of issues surrounding globalization and adherence to external governance mechanisms. Employing a methodological approach, Corporate Governance in Africa critiques occidental perspectives of corporate governance in relation to the needs of separate states, and the contradictions that arise when local cultures are not taken in to consideration. With case studies from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Gambia the book presents a comprehensive view of North, East, West and South Africa with contributions from global experts in the field. The authors critique the transformations deemed necessary for governance procedures in order to facilitate confidence and inward investment for these African states.  


critical theory case studies globalization investment culture substantive theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerry E. Howell
    • 1
  • M. Karim Sorour
    • 2
  1. 1.Plymouth Business SchoolPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Newcastle Business SchoolNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56699-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56700-0
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