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Black managers' career advancement in a multicultural society

Ronel Erwee
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 14, No 2 | a473 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v14i2.473 | © 1988 Ronel Erwee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 May 1988 | Published: 15 May 1988

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Ronel Erwee, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The career progression of black managers in white dominated organizations in South Africa, as has been the case in the United States, has not been rapid. However, a number of different variables in each of the two countries account for this common trend. The various theoretical models which seem to be underlying South African research i.e. physical- environment theories, the cultural hypothesis, personologist approaches and the organizational systems view, are discussed and contrasted.

Soos in Amerika, toon swart bestuurders in blank-beheerde ondernemings in Suid-Afrika, nie 'n besonder snelle loopbaanvordering nie. Die gemeenskaplike tendens word egter deur verskillende faktore in die twee lande veroorsaak. Die onderskeie teoretiese modelle waarop Suid-Afrikaanse navorsing gebaseer is, naamlik fisiese omgewingsteoriee, kulturele hipoteses, 'n personologie-benadering, en organisatoriese sisteemteorie, word bespreek en gekontrasteer.


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