International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 12, Issue 6, June 2022 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Investigating the validity of Western conflict management theories on the Nigerian culture
      Mr. Komolafe, Isaac. O, Dr. Munyao, Solomon. M
Abstract: Although conflict management theories have been used in different contexts globally, there exists a huge gap in understanding whether the conflict management theories of the West are valid in a multi-cultural context like Nigeria. The purpose of this paper was therefore to investigate the validity of conflict management theories on culture in Nigeria.The paper utilized keywords, and alternate keywords to search for literature on organizational conflict management in Nigeria thereby relying on content evaluation as its methodology. It also sought to understand the Western concepts of conflict management and its influence on Nigerian culture. Based on the understanding generated by the key Western organizational conflict management theories and the evidence collected for organizational conflict resolution in Nigeria, it is considered that the majority of literature shows such wide contrasts based on a disparity of current cultural values that have replaced the traditional African values through the process of colonization and cultural transfer between successive generations. Colonization has led to enhanced-pluralism in an already pluralistic society and has increased the challenge for conflict resolution. There appears to be significant disparity with relation to organizational conflict management practices across Nigerian organizations.

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Mr. Komolafe, Isaac. O, Dr. Munyao, Solomon. M (2022); Investigating the validity of Western conflict management theories on the Nigerian culture; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 12(6) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.12.06.2022.p12646
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