Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-15-2020

Abstract

Despite the depth of research on leaders and leadership in the Western and Asian contexts, the study of leadership in the African context remains at a nascent stage. In this special issue, we take a multilevel perspective to review and synthesize current research on leadership in Africa in three distinct scholarly domains (Organizational Behavior & Human Resources (OB/HR), Strategy and Entrepreneurship). Based on this review, we offer specific recommendations to advance leadership research and improve the scope and rigor of theoretical and methodological approaches. Finally, we present three scholarly works that highlight the distinctive nature of leadership in Africa, including the perspectives of followership, emergence of entrepreneurial leadership in the informal sector, and a leadership style based on an African principle.

Comments

© Taylor & Francis. Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1080/23322373.2020.1779575

First Page

145

Last Page

160

Publication Title

Africa Journal of Management

DOI

10.1080/23322373.2020.1779575

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