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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

About the editors

Kerry E. Howell holds the Chair of Governance at Plymouth University Graduate School of Management, UK. His research interests and scholarly expertise include areas relating to methodology, governance and leadership on which he has written extensively. Kerry is Chair of the Public Administration Committee, member of the Joint Universities Committee and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Management and Law.

M. Karim Sorour is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management and the PhD programme leader at the Faculty of Business & Law, Northumbria University, UK. He has more than 13 years’ experience in the fields of consultancy, research and executive training and his research interests include corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and management accounting with emphasis on developing countries. Karim is an editor of Cogent Business and Management Journal and a steering committee member of the BAFA- Accounting & Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE) research interest group.

Bibliographic information


“The book initially provides a theoretical Foundation in which the conceptual framework of Corporate Governance and philosophical issues are discussed. The book then goes on to provide a number of case studies identifying critical issues on a range of countries in Africa. … The book covers a significant gap in knowledge and understanding of corporate governance and ethics in Africa.” (Steve Letza, February, 2017)