My thought and experiences of secondments in Dakar, Senegal and Legon, Ghana by Dr Sunday E. Samuel, Lecturer Abertay University

Doing a secondment in Senegal and Ghana is one of the most exciting locations for scientific research. This is more so if one is exploring the hybridisation of business and management practices and developing a theoretical framework that may help future business leaders and managers act locally and think globally. I successfully consolidated collaborative research among experts and businesses during my secondment at the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) and the University of Ghana Business School. I have also contributed my quota to developing postgraduate students and improving the quality of higher education and scientific excellence in the two universities participating in the project.

In addition to the training sessions for postgraduate students, seminars, collaborations, and networking meetings, one of my exciting experiences, which is contrary to the general assessment of African universities, is the access to modern educational infrastructure, public library, and Information technology services that are vital for carrying out research and at a very high standard structurally. Both universities occupied massive plots of land with the capacity to accommodate/house three to four big UK universities – from the UK perspective. The reading culture I experienced at University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) is highly commendable, as if all students were competing to win a gold medal. Overall, the research culture in both Universities makes it easier to carry out research and collaborate effectively. Thus far, I can emphatically state that University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) and the University of Ghana provide an excellent basis to explore the hybridisation of business and management practices in Africa.

The whole secondment experience has increased my passion for knowledge and problem-solving-related activities. Through the Managlobal project, Abertay University has successfully built a collaborative research relationship with the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) and the University of Ghana for knowledge exchange. It has helped me benefit from the opportunity to improve my research experience and ultimately enhance students’ experiences.

From left: Prof Justice Bawole; Dr Tracy Lelei, Dr Kathy-Ann Fletcher; Dr Sunday Samuel

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Ulrike Schuerkens (2022, 3 novembre). . ManaGlobal : Globalized Governance Norms and Local Business Practices. Consulté le 17 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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