Culture and Technological Transformation in the South provides some novel and interesting perspectives on the subject of how organisations in the south can upgrade their technologies through local initiatives, and how can foreign engineers and advisors support these initiatives, both theoretically and practically speaking. The central argument of the book is that technology transformation process is best understood with insight into both the constituents of technology and their cultural context.
The authors cover a wide range of issues of both practical and theoretical relevance to scholars and project managers. These include:
Knowledge transfer to the south
Staff training and motivation
Project management by expatriate staff
The nature and constituents of technology
Culture and management challenges in the 21st century
The book is therefore an essential guide to scholars and policy makers on technology development in the south as well as expatriate managers on assignments in these countries. All the contributors are senior scholars who have lived and worked in the south for long periods of time.
About the Editor
John Kuada is Associate Professor in International Management at Aalborg University. He received his BSc (Administration) and MBA degrees from the University of Ghana and his PhD from Copenhagen School of Business. He has also served as visiting scholar/visiting professor at a number of universities in Africa and Europe and has been consultant to government organisations and private companies on management related issues. His research interests are in Intercultural Management, Cross-national Interfirm Relations as well as International Marketing. He has written a number of articles and books on International Management issues.