African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4137

Full Length Research Paper

Leading self, teams and organizations from a female perspective: An exploration of the women leaders’ journey

Nuria Toledano
  • Nuria Toledano
  • University of Huelva, Spain.
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Crispen Karanda
  • Crispen Karanda
  • International Centre for Development of Entrepreneurial Communities, Zimbabwe.
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  •  Received: 26 August 2013
  •  Accepted: 10 October 2014
  •  Published: 28 October 2014

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