Managing Chinese-African Business Interactions

Growing Intercultural Competence in Organizations

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
  • Lynette Louw
  • Christian Martin Boness

Part of the Palgrave Studies in African Leadership book series (PSAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cultural Insights into Chinese-African Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Claude-Hélène Mayer
      Pages 3-17
    3. Samukele Hadebe, Dion Nkomo
      Pages 37-57
  3. Intercultural Training Cases: Dealing with International Communication, Cooperation and Negotiation

  4. Intercultural Training Cases: Entrepreneurship, Management Styles, Language and Identity

  5. Intercultural Training Cases: International Human Resource Management

  6. Intercultural Training Cases: Management Practices and Employment Relations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


This book provides deep insights into intercultural collaboration among business partners, employees, managers, and entrepreneurs in Chinese-African professional interactions. It presents cultural and theoretical knowledge on Chinese and African management, leadership, and philosophy. Chinese and African scholars and professionals share their insights into how to address intercultural management challenges proactively and successfully. The cases provide insights into a wide variety of industries and offer actual scenarios studied in governmental, parastatal, and private Chinese-owned organizations in twelve African countries. This book will benefit a broad readership including scholars in employment relations and business management as well as African and Chinese collaborators in academia, government, NGOs and industry.


Cross-cultural management intercultural interactions China Africa Chinese-African leadership positive psychology positive organizational behavior intercultural leadership Cross-cultural communication intercultural communication international human resource management IHRM intercultural competence Ubuntu immigrant entrepreneurship leadership styles MNCs

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
    • 1
  • Lynette Louw
    • 2
  • Christian Martin Boness
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ManagementRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of ManagementRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of ManagementRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25184-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25185-7
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