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dc.contributor.authorEyong, J.E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-18T08:14:17Z
dc.date.available2019-06-18T08:14:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-28
dc.identifier.citationEyong, J.E. (2019) Leadership for high performance in local councils in Cameroon and Nigeria: Examining deviant and concordant practices to the philosophy of Ubuntu. Africa Journal of Management, 5 (2), pp. 138-161en
dc.identifier.issn2332-2373
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/18052
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractEmerging from indigenous communities in South Africa, the philosophy of Ubuntu has been heralded as a context-resonant leadership model befitting the African context. Ubuntu privileges moral and humanistic approaches to leadership premised on collective endeavour and people-oriented preferences. However, the concept remains unexplored in West and Central Africa. If Ubuntu is African and thus, culturally and contextually-resonant to the African socio-economic and psycho-social work environment, why do African organizations continue to underperform. To address this dilemma, this study explores how Ubuntu leadership is practiced in a public service organization. Using interviewing and group discussion and exploring discursively from a constructionist perspective, the study analyses data from 12 council authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria. Contradiction, ambiguity and paradox is highlighted, thus, interrogating and challenging the stereotypical, simplistic and unitary theoretical framing of Ubuntu. A seven dimension model of Ubuntu leadership embedding deviant practices and vital omissions for high performance is proposed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectindigenousen
dc.subjecthigh performanceen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectpublic servicesen
dc.subjectUbuntuen
dc.titleLeadership for high performance in local councils in Cameroon and Nigeria: Examining deviant and concordant practices to the philosophy of Ubuntuen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/23322373.2019.1631030
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderOther external funder (please detail below)en
dc.projectidNAen
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.date.acceptance2019-06-05
dc.researchinstitutePeople, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)en
dc.funder.otherUONGOZI INSTITUTE - TANZANIA (MULTINATIONAL FUNDING)en


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