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Article Number - 82F9EE563832


Vol.9(4), pp. 23-34 , May 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JASD2016.0424
ISSN: 2141-2189



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An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context



Loliya Agbani Akobo
  • Loliya Agbani Akobo
  • University of Manchester.
  • Google Scholar







 Received: 22 November 2016  Accepted: 07 April 2017  Published: 31 May 2017

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Research has shown that the philosophy behind diversity studies emerged from the Global North. This also strengthens the assumption that the current diversity management theorizing is mainly Anglo-centric which gives priority to the Global North, and reflects neoliberal structuring. In view of this critique on the implementation of Western theories in the Global South, this study examines two key Western theories within the diversity management discourse to critically examine Multinational Corporation’s (MNCs’) diversity management constructs in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on Nigeria. This is to explore the relevance of Western theory in the Nigerian context, and to further identify and evaluate similarities and differences between MNCs diversity management processes in the Global North and Global South.

Key words: MNCs, western theories, Nigeria, global north, diversity management.

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APA Akobo, L. A. (2017). An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context. Journal of African Studies and Development, 9(4), 23-34.
Chicago Loliya Agbani Akobo. "An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context." Journal of African Studies and Development 9, no. 4 (2017): 23-34.
MLA Loliya Agbani Akobo. "An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context." Journal of African Studies and Development 9.4 (2017): 23-34.
   
DOI 10.5897/JASD2016.0424
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JASD/article-abstract/82F9EE563832

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