The Role of Leadership in Conflict Management in Cameroon


  • Nadine Hamadou University of Douala

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Leadership, Conflict Management, Cameroon.


Purpose: The study sought to analyze the role of leadership in conflict management in Cameroon

Materials and Methods: The study adopted a desktop methodology. Desk research refers to secondary data or that which can be collected without fieldwork. Desk research is basically involved in collecting data from existing resources hence it is often considered a low cost technique as compared to field research, as the main cost is involved in executive’s time, telephone charges and directories. Thus, the study relied on already published studies, reports and statistics. This secondary data was easily accessed through the online journals and library.

Findings: The results show that leadership plays a critical role in conflict management, as leaders are responsible for setting the tone of the country. Leadership influences how conflicts are addressed, either through direct intervention or by simply setting an example for others to follow. Leadership plays a vital role in conflict management in Cameroon. Effective leadership can help to reduce conflicts and promote peace and stability in the country. However, there are several challenges to effective leadership in Cameroon such as a lack of training and capacity building, and a lack of accountability and transparency of leaders.

Unique Contribution to Theory, Practices and Policies: The contingency theory and behavioral theory may be used to anchor future studies in the conflict management sector. The study results will also benefit other stakeholders such as the policy makers as well as researchers and scholars from different parts of the world. The top management of conflict management sector in the country will also use the study findings to improve leadership performance in all their activities and programs. The study recommends that the adoption of effective conflict management policies in the leadership sector will help to improve efficiency in their major operations and activities.



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Nadine Hamadou, University of Douala




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How to Cite

Hamadou, N. . (2023). The Role of Leadership in Conflict Management in Cameroon. Journal of Conflict Management, 3(1), 50–60.