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    Sustaining human resource development in Africa: The influence of expatriates

    MacLachlan, Malcolm (1993) Sustaining human resource development in Africa: The influence of expatriates. Management Education and Development, 24 (2). pp. 167-171.

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    Not long after arriving in Africa I was fortunate to land a 30 day training contract with a large organisation. Despite having a sizeable training staff, the training manager warned me of their inability. After a few days I developed a much more positive impression of the training centre staff, who were all Africans. Despite my efforts to point out their various merits, the training manager retained his dismissive perspective, recounting various tales of African management disasters. He, like myself, was an expatriate. After meeting more expatriate managers, I realised that this first encounter with an expatriate manager was, unfortunately, not going to be an exception.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Sustaining; human resource development; Africa; influence; expatriates;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16595
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 16:16
    Journal or Publication Title: Management Education and Development
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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