The Mark Coffie Company is in Accra, Ghana, and all of its 200 employees from the top management down to the floor operative are African. However, we are going to analyse its organisational structure and climate from the same aspects as those we used in examining the Obi Agency and the Third Press.


Trade Union Business Family Organisational Climate Managerial Style Veto Power 
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    For a succinct discussion of departmentalisation, see Luther Gulick, ‘Notes on the Theory of Organization’, in Luther Gulick and Lyndall F. Urwick (eds), Papers on the Science of Administration ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1937 ).Google Scholar
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    For discussion on morale and productivity see Fritz J. Roethlisberger, Management and Morale ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1941 ).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    For details on the role of the TUC, see Ukandi G. Damachi, The Role of Trade Unions in the Development Process: with a case study of Ghana ( New York: Praeger, 1974 ).Google Scholar
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    For details on the colonial legacy, see Ukandi G. Damachi, Nigerian Modernization: The Colonial Legacy (New York: The Third Press, 1972,especially chs 2–5).Google Scholar
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    For a discussion on the controversy surrounding the origin of trade unionism in Africa, see Ukandi G. Damachi, The Role of Trade Unions in the Development Process: with a case study of Ghana, op. cit., ch. 1; Jack Wodis, Africa: The Lion Awakes (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1961) pp. 35–156Google Scholar
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© Ukandi G. Damachi 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ukandi G. Damachi
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  1. 1.International Institute for Labour StudiesGenevaSwitzerland

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