The Africa we want and the Africa we see : how scholarship from Africa stands to enrich global scholarship

Show simple item record Barnard, Helena 2020-06-02T09:26:28Z 2020
dc.description.abstract This paper grew out of a keynote I delivered at the Academy of International Business Africa chapter meeting in Ghana, 2019, and was further honed in the review process. I share how emotionally challenging I sometimes find it to be a scholar of Africa, and some insights I have gained over time about meeting that challenge. Our work is strengthened when we honestly document what we find, using both scientific principles and global scholarship to guide us. But our scholarship can also enrich research globally in three ways: Insights we gain from our extreme conditions, our greater opportunities to study some phenomena, e.g. faith in business, and finally because Africans sometimes simply see things differently, e.g. African understandings of how the workplace relates to personal circumstances. I offer examples of how we can deal with the data challenges in Africa. We need to explain more carefully our setting to help readers from other contexts understand ours. We do not always recognize or play to our data strengths, and sometimes need to innovate evidence. I conclude by reiterating the need to combine an honest documentation of what we see from our African vantage point with a deep knowledge of current global scholarship. en_ZA
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-11-15
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Barnard, H. 2020, 'The Africa we want and the Africa we see: How scholarship from Africa stands to enrich global scholarship', Africa Journal of Management, 6(2): 132-143. doi: 10.1080/23322373.2020.1753493. : 10.1080/23322373.2020.1753493. NYP. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2332-2373 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2332-2381 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/23322373.2020.1753493
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher NISC Pty (Ltd) and Informa Limited (trading as Taylor and Francis Group) en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Africa Academy of Management. This is an electronic version of an article published in Africa Journal of Management, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 132-143, 2020, doi: 10.1080/23322373.2020.1753493. Africa Journal of Management is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Global scholarship en_ZA
dc.subject Scholar of Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Scholarship en_ZA
dc.subject Emerging economy en_ZA
dc.subject African management en_ZA
dc.subject Data poverty en_ZA
dc.subject Data innovation en_ZA
dc.title The Africa we want and the Africa we see : how scholarship from Africa stands to enrich global scholarship en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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