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SHRM Foundation Research


Towards Understanding Effective Corporate Leadership and Motivation in Africa

: December 2012     Expected Completion: December 2014

Terri Lituchy, Ph.D., Concordia University

This project addresses an important current issue in HRM for both academics and practitioners: leadership and motivation in Africa.  This study is designed to identify effective leadership and motivation approaches which derive from and are applicable in Africa. Based on result of previous qualitative research, a large-scale survey is used in several countries in Africa. The practical outcomes are the development of models sensitive to culture and its relationship to leadership and motivation in the African context. These models are intended to inform the preparation of indigenous training and development programs for use by HR practitioners in African countries.

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