Business And Society In The Middle East

Author: Nehme Azoury
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319488570
Size: 27.53 MB
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Business And Society In The Middle East from the Author: Nehme Azoury. This book discusses the unique relationship between societies and businesses in the Mediterranean region, with contributions from public figures and academics from Middle Eastern and Arab societies, as well as from North America and Europe. This blend of expertise and knowledge focuses on common business practices and their effect on society in Mediterranean countries, and aims to create a bridge between the two. Considering the cultural, social, political, legal and economic impacts and variety, Business and Society in the Middle East is a contemporary and authentic view of how local and traditional aspects of society dictate diversity and homogeneity within businesses.

Business Politics In The Middle East

Author: Steffen Hertog
Publisher: Hurst Publishers
ISBN: 1849042357
Size: 71.55 MB
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Business Politics In The Middle East from the Author: Steffen Hertog. Although most Arab countries remain authoritarian, many have undergone a restructuring of state-society relations in which lower- and middle-class interest groups have lost ground while big business has benefited in terms of its integration into policy-making and the opening of economic sectors that used to be state-dominated. Arab businesses have also started taking on aspects of public service provision in health, media and education that used to be the domain of the state; they have also become increasingly active in philanthropy. The ‘Arab Spring,’ which is likely to lead to a more pluralistic political order, makes it all the more important to understand business interests in the Middle East, a segment of society that on the one hand has often been close to the ancien regime, but on the other will play a pivotal role in a future social contract. Among the topics addressed by the authors are the role of business in recent regime change; the political outlook of businessmen; the consequences of economic liberalisation on the composition of business elites in the Middle East; the role of the private sector in orienting government policies; lobbying of government by business interests and the mechanisms by which governments seek to keep businesses dependent on them.

Handbook Of Human Resource Management In The Middle East

Author: Pawan S. Budhwar
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784719528
Size: 67.52 MB
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Handbook Of Human Resource Management In The Middle East from the Author: Pawan S. Budhwar. This Handbook provides evidence-based information to the reader regarding the dynamics of HRM in this important region. The book is developed into three parts – contextual and functional issues such as societal and cultural perspectives, performance management and talent management; country-specific HRM covering the GCC, Levant and North African nations; and emerging themes such as HR issues related to domestic workers, labour localisation, expatriate management, CSR, Wasta, foreign and public sector firms. Covered under 23 chapters, the systematic analysis highlights the main forces determining HRM systems in the region.

Business And Education In The Middle East

Author: N. Azoury
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137396962
Size: 13.81 MB
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Business And Education In The Middle East from the Author: N. Azoury. Business and Education in the Middle East brings together academic and business expertise in order to come up with long-term strategies that will have a great effect on the university performance and governance. The book shares experiences and knowledge to explore innovative strategies and plans with a new perspective for the future.

The Globalization Of Business And The Middle East

Author: Masoud Kavoossi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567202038
Size: 31.38 MB
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The Globalization Of Business And The Middle East from the Author: Masoud Kavoossi. Studies the Middle East's business, marketing, banking, economic integration, and management practices and examines the current sociocultural forces that impact the regional business environment.

Wasta

Author: Robert Cunningham
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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Wasta from the Author: Robert Cunningham. "Wasta" means intercession or mediation. Traditionally, the head of the family in Middle Eastern countries performed wasta services by obtaining for the supplicant what is assumed to be otherwise unattainable. In recent years, wasta has become prominent in seeking benefits from government. Wasta pervades the culture of all Arab countries and is a force in all significant decision-making, yet it is not mentioned by most writers on the Middle East nor is it openly discussed by Arabs themselves. This book explains wasta--its practice, its effects, its advantages, and its social costs--through stories, personal profiles, and descriptions of social situations where its importance is magnified. The authors use Jordan as an example to illustrate the challenge of doing business in and with public organizations where kinship, locale, ethnicity, religion, and wealth render some people more privileged than others in obtaining employment, university admission, or equal treatment under the law.

Entrepreneurship And Business Innovation In The Middle East

Author: Zgheib, Philippe W.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522520678
Size: 59.94 MB
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Entrepreneurship And Business Innovation In The Middle East from the Author: Zgheib, Philippe W.. In the modern globalized business world, entrepreneurial success can be more difficult to achieve. Innovativeness, effective decision-making, and a drive for success are just a few factors influencing entrepreneurial behavior. Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in the Middle East is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the analysis of entrepreneurial activities in the framework of cultural diversity. Highlighting crucial perspectives and topics in business contexts, such as job satisfaction, intrapreneurship, and corporate governance, this book is ideally designed for academics, professionals, practitioners, and students interested in business enterprises in the Arab culture.

Sport Management In The Middle East

Author: Mohammed Ben Sulayem
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136476474
Size: 22.89 MB
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Sport Management In The Middle East from the Author: Mohammed Ben Sulayem. Sport Management in the Middle East is the first book to offer a serious and in-depth analysis of the business and management of sport in the region. Written by a team of world leading researchers in Middle Eastern sport, the book examines the importance of sport in the Middle East and introduces its particular management processes, structures and cultures. As well as providing an overview of the region's sporting strategy and key stakeholders, the book also offers a number of detailed case-studies of sport in individual Middle Eastern countries. A unique guide to sport management in a region.

Csr In The Middle East

Author: Yusuf Sidani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137266201
Size: 79.50 MB
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Csr In The Middle East from the Author: Yusuf Sidani. The practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East is explored in this volume, through a unique compilation of data and perspectives from authors living and working in the region. The authors demonstrate how the long-entrenched traditions of philanthropy and generosity in Arab culture have been reinvigorated in recent years and are starting to cross-fertilize with new and more institutionalized forms of giving, advocated through advances pertaining to CSR. Using a variety of cases, this book ponders the multiple facets of CSR in the region, including philanthropy, strategic giving, social entrepreneurship, internal CSR and responsible human resource management practices, effective CSR integration in SMEs, corporate environmental responsibility and its evolution, CSR reporting and lingering challenges in this respect. It also considers the relevance and applicability of CSR to a wider spectrum of societal actors and institutions. The contributions nicely capture and reiterate commitment to CSR in the Middle East.