Dr Uzoechi Nwagbara

Dr Uzoechi Nwagbara
ICT University | ICT

BA; MA; MSc; PG Cert/MA; PhD (Management); FHEA; MInstLM; MCMI; MCDE
Professor of Management, The ICT University

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Introduction
I teach at University of Sunderland in London and Visiting Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at LSC, Visiting Professor, Coal City University, and Doctoral Advisor, University of the West of Scotland. I have published widely on CSR & management. I consult on management-related fields and review papers for journals. I am on the editorial boards of Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, JPAS, & Africana. I am an academic & writer. I have BA, MA, MSc (HRM), PhD (Management) & PG Cert/MA.
Additional affiliations
September 2012 - March 2015
Greenwich School of Management London, UK
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
August 2011 - September 2014
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Field of study
  • (Corporate Social Responsibility & Social Accounting )

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This chapter examined the factors that affect the use of microfinance for microbusiness development in Ghana. The study employed semi-structured survey questionnaire to determine whether an entrepreneur's personal attributes impede or facilitate microbusiness development in Ghana. Multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to determine the e...
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This chapter examined the factors that affect the use of microfinance for microbusiness development in Ghana. The study employed semi-structured survey questionnaire to determine whether an entrepreneur's personal attributes impede or facilitate microbusiness development in Ghana. Multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to determine the e...
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This chapter applies the control group experiment to study whether microfinance improved microbusiness growth in Ghana. According to this approach, statistically significant difference in the outcome between treatment and control groups is an indication of impact of the microcredit on microbusiness development. Thus, this chapter compares the mean...
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In recent decades, effective leadership theorising, perceptions and studies have shifted attention to interpersonal skills and the leader’s capacity to inspire, encourage and motivate subordinates as well as create and maintain a sense of positive contribution to the whole of the organisation. This conceptualisation is in sharp contrast to prior st...
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Irrespective of the fundamental role of legitimacy in industrial relations as well as social and organisational life, little is known of the subtle meaning-making strategies through which organisational concepts, such as employment relations and engagement, are legitimised in modern world of work, particularly in developing countries such as Nigeri...
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Purpose: This study examines how institutionalised patriarchy triggers work-life balance (WLB) challenges for Nigerian female medical doctors. It is focused on Nigeria to understand how its unique institutional context poses WLB challenges. Design/methodology/approach: Relying on exploratory qualitative approach based on 41 semi-structured intervie...
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This chapter examines the nexus between institutional mechanisms and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting/disclosure pattern in Nigeria. It explores the role institutions play in framing and ‘‘legitimising’’ CSR reporting in Nigeria. The chapter focuses specifically on Nigeria’s oil industry, which is habitually known for lack of account...
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Purpose This study aims at demonstrating how social media shape the recruitment and selection processes of individuals in developing countries. It further explores the impacts of social media on business productivity, cost efficiency, widening of search, less employee turnover and competitive advantage mediated by adopting e-recruitment processes....
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This study aims at demonstrating how social media shape the recruitment and selection processes of individuals in developing countries. It further explores the impacts of social media on business productivity, cost efficiency, widening of search, less employee turnover and competitive advantage mediated by adopting e-recruitment processes. This res...
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Abstract Purpose – This study investigates the nexus between institutions and managerialist employment relations and the consequent work-life balance challenges for Nigerian employees. Through an exploratory approach, this article investigates how institutions shape employment relations, which are characterised by managerialism. Design/methodology...
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Purpose This paper examines the relationship between the institution’s organizational work-life-balance (WLB) policies and practices and subsequent challenges faced by Nigerian workers. The paper argues that institutions shape WLB practices (and policies), and thus, constitute WLB challenges. Design/methodology/approach Relying on qualitative, int...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between managerialist employment relations and employee turnover intention in Nigeria. The study context is public hospitals in Nigeria, which have a history of problematic human resource management (HRM) practice, a non-participatory workplace culture, managerialist employment re...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how language (choice) in CSR reports of leading oil companies in Nigeria is used to portray an image of “responsible organisation”. Design/methodology/approach This paper draws insights from communication studies (persuasion theory) and critical discourse analysis (CDA) studies to discursively un...
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The wave of new media technology is sweeping across the globe. Given its speed of information dissemination and retrieval, it is relevant to explore how it can be used to manage corporate-stakeholder relations, engagement, and communication. This is because communication is an effective medium for managing relations (and crisis). In the post-confli...
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rrespective of the fundamental role of legitimacy in industrial relations as well as social and organisational life, little is known of the subtle meaning-making strategies through which organisational concepts, such as employment relations and engagement, are legitimised in modern world of work, particularly in developing countries such as Nigeria...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of work-life-balance (WLB) challenges for Nigerian female medical doctors. This study focusses on Nigeria, which its peculiar socio-cultural, institutional and professional realities constitute WLB as well as social sustainability (SS) challenge for female medical doctors. Design/me...
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Market Positioning for Organizational Success is a critical scholarly resource that explores different approaches to understanding the nexus between business, marketing, technology, education, engagement, and sustainability. Featuring research on topics such as business strategy, marketing strategies, a...
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Purpose This study focuses on investigating factors influencing the implementation of electronic human resource management (e-HRM) in Bangladesh government organisations. Recent research evidence has shown that e-HRM played a significant role in enhancing the performance of human resource (HR) departments in private sector organisations. While sim...
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This volume of poems sounds dire warnings about the despoiling of the environment and the way people are driven from their lands, but gives hope that the downtrodden will return when those lands regain their former beauty. The warnings are against large corporations who do not care about the world and the environment as they plunder its resources,...
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The wave of new media technology is sweeping across the globe. Given its speed of information disseminationand retrieval, it is relevant to explore how it can be used to manage corporate-stakeholderrelations, engagement, and communication. This is because communication is an effective medium formanaging relations (and crisis). In the post-conflict...
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Based on Habermas’ communicative action model, the purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness and possibility of engaging stakeholders (the multinationals and community people) in the Niger delta via Peaceful Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (PSES) framework for socially responsible business and inclusive engagement. As this paper maintai...
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In situations where government functions are in short supply as with most developing countries particularly Nigeria, issues concerning stakeholder engagement and stakeholder voice are usually on the back burner as a consequence. In this chapter, the authors argues that such landscape is midwifed and sustained by state fragility, which is a situatio...
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This paper is based on the contention that there exists a nexus between (political) CSR leadership and poverty reduction in developing countries particularly Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Also, the paper argues that CSR leadership by the multinationals (MNCs) can facilitate poverty reduction in both countries as well as has the capacity to shape CSR pr...
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Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria, is a book of five chapters excluding para-textual appendages. Chapter One focuses on ‘‘A Theory of Institutions, Preferences and Performance.” ‘‘Veto Players in Nigeria’s Political History since Independence’’ is the preoccupation of Chapter Two, wh...
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Recent global economic meltdown precipitated largely by banking scandal/fraud, financial impropriety and poor corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting have necessitated studies directed towards interrogating the nature of corporate governance regulation for accountability. Correspondingly, these unpleasant developments have intensified debat...
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The wave of new media technology is sweeping across the globe. Given its speed of information dissemination and retrieval, it is relevant to explore how it can be used to manage corporate-stakeholder relations, engagement, and communication. This is because communication is an effective medium for managing relations (and crisis). In the post-confli...
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Given the tempestuous nature of corporate-community relations in Nigeria, this paper contends that integrative and distributed communication can be a platform for managing conflict in the conflict-ridden oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Nigeria’s oil and gas industry is habitually known for controversy and conflict as a consequence of mode of relat...
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This article borders on empirical study of how effective communication can bring low employee turnover rate intension. As empirically demonstrated in this paper particularly from respondents’ views collated via survey questionnaires, there exists high employee turnover intension given the degree of effective communication (or near lack of effective...
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Using strategic partnership framework, the purpose of this paper is to explore how to build sustainable future in post-conflict Niger delta of Nigeria given previous attempts by past administrations that failed to bring lasting peace and sustainability in the region. Partnership working amongst governments, businesses and voluntary groups or civil...
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The aim of this article is to explore how social media can be used to effectively bring behavioural change and rational opinion about ‘oil complex’ in Nigeria’s Niger delta region for a more sustainable future. Second, this article argues that social media can also be used as a medium to shape public opinion, pluralistic views and policy agenda abo...
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This article explores the role of communication in shaping corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies, addressing stakeholders' criticisms of the multinationals' sustainability commitment and in building intangible assets like corporate reputation. Given the challenges posed by institutional pressures as well as pressures of climate change and...
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Under authoritarian regimes, trade unions, which are one of the virile platforms to engage with state excesses through industrial disputes resolution for better organisational performance as well as expansion of democratic culture, are gagged. This is because the nature of governance in such instance is based on total power. Since Nigeria’s politic...
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By using the Hegelian paradigm, Nwagbara has deftly identified how literature can be used to interrogate the human condition in apartheid South Africa, which has been done with Alex La Guma's fiction. This is an important mode of investigation - articulated in the fictive realm - for changing our world that is currently besieged by injustice and so...
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The birth of Leading Sustainability in Nigeria: Problems, Processes and Prospects, was premised on two basic reasons. One of these reasons is that Nigeria’s paradox of plenty issue has been on my mind for a long time given injustice that is meted to Nigeria through oil exploration and associated issues. The second reason is that of all the academic...
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Niyi Osundare is one of a leading group of political and vociferous contemporary Nigerian poets. He uses art to interrogate the politics of the seasons. In Osundare’s own words, poetry is “man meaning to man”. Man, here, is non-gendered. Osundare maintains that poetry should have a political message for his people and their land for it to have mean...
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The universe of Chinua Achebe's fiction is awash with representation of women as 'second-class citizens' (Buchi Emecheta) or 'the second sex' (Simone de Beauvoir). This mode of female representation as well as what womanhood means in Achebe's world is sustained by the logic of patriarchy that owes its existence and pathogenesis to the stereotyped p...
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This chapter provides an aesthetic framework for understanding the ways in which global capitalism (globalization) has reshaped the topography and benchmarks of environmental, ideological, political, and socioeconomic relations, both at national and global spheres, as well as exerted adverse pressures on the continental bliss of developing nations—...
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Roses and Bullets is a tale of young lovers caught up in the vortex of war; it is also a story of a nation reeling in the bangs and pains of ethnic irredentism and primordial sentiment; it refracts a real situation, where a nation’s future and hope (roses) were brought down by incendiary bullets of hate and disunity; and it deals with a nation’s sa...
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Tanure Ojaide and Niyi Òsundare are among the foremost politically committed Nigerian poets at present. The overriding concern in virtually all their literary works is commenting on the politics of the season. In Òsundare's words, poetry is “man meaning to man.” For Ojaide, a creative writer is not “an airplant” that is not situated in a place. Bot...
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The Education of a British-Protected Child is a conversation that continues from where Chinua Achebe’s The Trouble with Nigeria (1983) stops (see Achebe’s remarks in this regard, p.138-9). While Achebe’s other critical essay collections: Morning yet on Creation Day (1975), Hopes and Impediments (1988), and Home and Exile (2000) primarily deal with...
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Britain and Africa under Blair: In Pursuit of the Good State (2011) is a rich and perspicacious analysis of the weight of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s presence in Africa during his premiership. Writing from the position of experience (having worked for the Foreign Office in the early 2000s) and intellectual rigor (as an expert on international relat...
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The recent global corporate scandals, banking frauds and financial mismanagement involving high-profile institutional failures have necessitated the saliency of corporate governance and ethical leadership in the banking sector. This ugly development has intensified debates on the workability of corporate governance framework as a check on the exces...
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Abstract: This paper critically examines the centrality of intertextuality in the production and appreciation of Chinua Achebe’s fiction, mainly, his political novel about militarism, Anthills of the Savannah (1987). Intertextuality deals with relations among texts: no text is an island. The departure from monolithic, author-centred theory of liter...
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This study borders on motivating female employees in Nigerian organisations in order to widen possibilities for business growth, high performance and organisational commitment. It is also about the impacts of work-life balance (WLB) on the commitment and motivation of women employees in Nigeria. Thus, the main thrust of this paper is to articulate...
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This paper is focused on Tanure Ojaide's poetry as ecocritical art for negating ecological imperialism, which he envisions is one of the major causes of political impasse, ecological malaise and socio-economic dissonance in the Niger delta of Nigeria as well as a fundamental obstacle to its remaking. In order to remake this region for environmental...
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Budgets are important instruments for organisational management, control and planning. Following the urgency of contemporary business challenges and radical shift in business structure owing to global financial volatility, there is a growing need to rethink budgeting. Also, factors such as increasing shareholders' expectations, impact of new techno...
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Tanure Ojaide and Niyi Òsundare are among the foremost politically committed Nigerian poets at present. The overriding concern in virtually all their literary works is commenting on the politics of the season. In Òsundare's words, poetry is “man meaning to man.” For Ojaide, a creative writer is not “an airplant” that is not situated in a place. Bot...
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Traditionally, organisations conceive of women as 'the second sex', to allude Beauvoir's verbiage. This mode of women conceptualisation regarding leadership and career advancement in relation to male-dominated business world is sustained by chauvinistic modus operandi called patriarchy that owes its existence and pathogenesis to stereotyped, univer...
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This study investigates the market environment of the United Kingdom high street bookselling business with emphasis on Waterstone's. In doing this, stress shall be placed on a brief exploration of the global outlook of book retailing venture as it relates to the United Kingdom. Another focus of this paper is the micro-environment and macro-environm...
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Journeying from a sense Thoroughly overawed By frittered earth & clobbered space, Streaming from memory – Draped with incendiary shells by SHELL: By the unsolicited foragers of our heaven.
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Africa’s adoption of Western management and leadership practices has impacted adversely on her capacity to develop in the global marketplace. As this paper shall argue, an African oriented management and leadership paradigms couched in postmodernism will facilitate her efforts towards continental bliss. Postmodernism is a reaction against modernity...
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In the wake of apartheid system of racial and class discrimination, blacks and underprivileged South Africans suffered diverse forms of violence, ranging from the political, economic, cultural and social. As a policy of double standards, apartheid appropriated violence and brute force to sustain its ideological ethos of racial intolerance and class...
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The thrust of this paper is a commentary on Nnamdi Azikiwe’s My Odyssey: An Autobiography (1970) as a reflection of a template for sustaining development in Africa through the prism of personal journey (odyssey) that resonates with servant-leadership. Although written over four decades, My Odyssey offers a vignette of how leadership ought to be env...
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The American industrialist and oil dealer Paul J. Getty’s statement that ‘‘the meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights’’ reverberates with the message of Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil (2009). In this masterfully written and provocative piece on the blessings and curses of oil, global oil politics and mineral-induced conf...
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The Frozen Democracy: Godfatherism and Elite Corruption in Nigeria follows in the footsteps of contemporary political science as well as leadership books on Nigeria’s postcolonial condition. It is a book of seven chapters; it also has an epilogue that catalogues the incidence of brazen client-patron culture in Nigerian politics and its ancillary wo...
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About two decades before the end of the twentieth century, exile literature emerged as one of the paradigmatic, innovative and creative offerings of postcolonial Nigerian literature. The mainstay of this still emerging literary genre is its departure from the much-debated discourses on decolonisation, as well as excavation of Europe’s imperial expa...
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The acknowledgement of language as a medium for acquiring power is integral in all communicative situations aimed at rhetorical or sociolinguistic effectiveness. Every sociolinguistic setting operates with disparate set of linguistic rules in order to maximise power in such instance. Thus, the kernel of this study is to interrogate how power is exe...
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The central issues here are the consequences and the impacts of the announcement of the resignation of Sir Terry Leahy, the CEO of Tesco, from the organisation in March 2011. The announcement on the 8th of June 2010 that Leahy, Tesco’s chief executive officer and one of Britain’s most respected businessmen, would be retiring after transforming the...
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Nigerian written poetry spans about six decades, from its inception, and has been a medium of engagement, decrying colonialism, cultural imperialism, socio-economic oppression and political tyranny. Tanure Ojaide’s poetic enterprise follows in the footsteps of this mould of interdiction, which can be called resistance poetics. Particularly, his col...
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The paper endeavours to establish the centrality of ecocriticism in the poetry of Tanure Ojaide. It will be argued in this paper that Ojaide's poetry negates ecological imperialism, a capitalist practice that destroys the periphery's natural world. In Ojaide's poetics, there is an illustration of the nature and strategies he employs to actualise re...
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The coalescence of effective media and the public sphere is a synergy that brings about democracy, sustainable development and good governance. Irrespective of its shortcomings, the Nigerian media has been described as a bastion of people's agitation, which impacts on the public sphere, a realm where private individuals meet to address societal que...
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Uzoechi Nwagbara is a freelance journalist, writer, poet and academic. He has published articles in various international journals. His book publication includes Polluted Landscape (2002) and Ambivalent Voyage (forthcoming). He is completing his doctoral research in Limkokwing University, London; a member of Association for the Study of Literature...
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Fareed Zakaria’s insightful and fascinating book, The Post-American World (2008) deals with the gradual demise of America’s power and global dominance and the consequent rise of marginal or regional powers, which include Africa. Zakaria’s hypothesis about the ‘‘postAmerican world’’ resides principally in America’s weakening domestic and internation...
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Nigerian history since colonial incursion is awash with political violence, crude use of power and deepening socio-economic crises. The principal factors that shaped this tradition are couched in hegemony, capitalism and politics of exclusion (Nwosu 2006:24; Kukah 1999:16), which underpin the logic of imperialism. Fundamentally, this pattern has le...
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In the context of the political violence and socioeconomic contradictions in the Niger delta region of Nigeria, which are fuelled by the inept activities of the ruling class and the multinationals, this study examines Tanure Ojaide's ideo-aesthetic predilections and views as Nigeria grapples with the tragedies of post-colonialism. Ojaide undertakes...
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Tanure Ojaide is known for his ability to use poetry in descrying homespun and international domination, as well as challenging environmental injustice. The essentials of his poetics in the poetry collections to be discussed deepen the footprints of this artistic philosophy. Thus, in the collections Delta Blues & Home Songs and Daydream of Ants and...
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This paper argues that without shared leadership organisations experience high labour turnover. Shared leadership is about collaborative, participatory leadership that takes employees' views and interests on board in decision-making and leadership process. Labour turnover is the movement of people (employees) into and out of organisations. Thus, th...
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Since the 6 th of August 2009 when the implementation of the amnesty initiative started, there have been reported cases of politicisation of the programme, loss of faith in the regime's leadership style to drive real change, doubts about the presidency's intentions and further militarisation of the region's public space among other contentious issu...
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Communicating for organisational leadership and effective complaints management is essential for educational organisations to achieve leadership communication. This is particularly the case in recent time when poor communication poses grave danger to business success and leadership. This is in line with what Fairclough (1992) calls ''linguistic tur...

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