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Towards a Humanistic and Responsible Managerial Decision Making Model: The Corporate Ubuntu Approach

  • Shiv K. Tripathi
  • Wolfgang Amann
  • Faustin Kamuzora
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Abstract

The socio-cultural context and, more precisely, the dominating cultural philosophy and values in a society play an important role in the management of the organizations therein. Societal culture can be defined as the manner in which members of a society deal with different issues. Members of a society continuously experience direct and indirect cultural influences starting in early childhood. Culture plays a significant role in shaping their behaviour at different stages in their life (Hofestede 1991, p. 4). In his study on culture’s and conventional wisdom’s impacts on the organizational process, King (2008) observes that context-specific culture influences the way in which all members of a society think and how they view their duties, collect information, respond to others, and express their feelings. This implies that culture has a direct impact on organizational processes and management practices and enables a greater alignment between the organization and its socio- cultural context. It is quite evident that interactions between external cultural values and organizational culture often lead to different management styles and practices, despite efforts towards theoretical standardization. This presents an opportunity for cross-cultural learning and the development of best-practice management models based on the uniqueness of the culture-organizational interactions across societies.

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Management Field Practical Wisdom Knowledge Development African Culture African Management 
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  • Wolfgang Amann
  • Faustin Kamuzora

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