KHAN, A.S. and ACKERS, P., 2003. Neo-pluralism as a theoretical framework for understanding HRM in sub-saharan Africa. Occasional Paper, 2003:3, Loughborough: Business School, Loughborough University
The argument in this paper is made against the background of the adoption of the rhetoric of HRM and neo-liberal approaches to organisational analysis following the introduction of structural adjustment policies (SAP) in Sub-Saharan African (SSA). It is about the practice of employment management in a social context where values, beliefs and actions tend to challenge the notion that Western management practices are universally applicable. However, the issue is not just the suitability and contextual relevance of specific management theories and practices, but also whether the extent and nature of prevailing forms of analysis and the resultant suggestions regarding HRM models for SSA are appropriate and suitable.
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