Idowu M. Ogunkuade (PhD), Akeem A. Kenku (PhD)


The evolution and development of indigenous African management philosophies and practices in Africa have been seriously affected and retarded by Western management concepts. These foreign management systems generally failed to achieve the expected goals in Africa as they discountenanced African cultural values and social milieu. This paper discusses the fundamental management styles of Africa, particularly Nigeria, with a view to developing indigenous African management philosophy and practices, which will be rooted in the indigenous culture, value system and beliefs. This is aimed at providing the practical way for the efficient and effective running of modern organisations in Africa, especially Nigeria with its global competitiveness.


Evolution, Perspectives, Indigenous Management Practices, Philosophy, Cultural Values.

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