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Bolden, Richard


Richard Bolden
Dir of Res Ctr - Ldrship & Behav Change


David Coghlan

Mary Brydon-Miller


The concept of Ubuntu is an alternative to individualistic and utilitarian philosophies that tend to dominate in the West. It is a Zulu/Xhosa word, with parallels in many other African languages, which is most directly translated into English as ‘humanness’. Its sense, however, is perhaps best conveyed by the Nguni expression ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, which means ‘a person is a person through other people’...

Publication Date Aug 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research
ISBN 9781849200271
APA6 Citation Bolden, R. (2014). Ubuntu. In D. Coghlan, & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action ResearchSAGE
Keywords action research, leadership, Africa, philosophy, interdependence
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