Global Perspectives on Development Administration and Cultural Change

Global Perspectives on Development Administration and Cultural Change

Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan (Murdoch University, Australia) and Akeem Ayofe Akinwale (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 277|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0629-4
ISBN13: 9781522506294|ISBN10: 1522506292|EISBN13: 9781522506300


As countries around the world make continuous strides in developing their economies, it has become increasingly important to evaluate the different ways culture impacts the growth of a region.

Global Perspectives on Development Administration and Cultural Change investigates the impact of economic growth on different demographics throughout the world. Identifying theoretical concepts and notable topics in the areas of economic development, organizational culture, and cultural shifts, this book is an essential reference source for policymakers, development planners, international institutions, public policy analysts, administrators, researchers, and NGOs.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Behavior
  • Entrepreneurship Policy
  • Global Business
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Migration
  • Organizational Culture

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Afolayan and Akinwale present readers with a collection of academic essays examining the impact of economic growth on a variety of demographics around the world. The nine selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to development administration in contemporary Africa, developing diversity neutral organizational culture, entrepreneurship policy frameworks, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan is currently a doctoral candidate at Murdoch University, Australia. He holds two master's degrees in development studies and public policy and management from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and University of York (United Kingdom) respectively. His research focuses on education and international development, social inequalities, public policies and development administration, widowhood and women's studies, feminist economics, human rights and social justice.
Akeem Akinwale is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests include industrial sociology and development studies. He is an active member of various professional associations including the International Sociological Association, the Global Development Network, and the Nigerian Young Academy. Dr Akinwale is a Laureate of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa.