International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Te Mwaneaba System and People Management – The Kiribati Case Study
Prof. Dr. LOW, Kim Cheng Patrick

First, the paper primarily seeks to define, explain and apply the concept of Mwaneaba (“The meeting house”; Whincup, 2010: 117)to modern management concepts and practices. And second, the paper alsosets to search for the values that perpetuate the Mwaneaba system and ways. And secondarily, third, the paperfurtherseeks to highlight the benefits and relevance of the Mwaneaba system (“still very influential”; SPREP, SPC, GIZ, 2016) in practice. Fourth, the paper next explores the key challenges faced by the Mwaneaba as well as proposes the possible solutions. And finally, fifth, it concludes that the Mwaneaba system befits or suits the Kiribati setting.

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