Business And Society In The Middle East

Author: Nehme Azoury
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319488570
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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
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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.

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.

The Globalization Of Business And The Middle East

Author: Masoud Kavoossi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567202038
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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.

Business And Society

Author: Kean Birch
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783604514
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Business And Society from the Author: Kean Birch. Corporations dominate our societies. They employ us, sell to us and influence how we think and who we vote for, while their economic interests dictate local, national and global agendas. Written in clear and accessible terms, this much-needed textbook provides critical perspectives on all aspects of the relationship between business and society: from an historical analysis of the spread of capitalism as the foundation of the 'corporate' revolution in the late nineteenth century to the regulation, ethics and exclusionary implications of business in contemporary society. Furthermore, it examines how corporate power and capitalism might be resisted, outlining a range of alternatives, from the social economy through to new forms of open access or commons ownership.

Csr In The Middle East

Author: D. Jamali
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137266201
Size: 45.15 MB
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Csr In The Middle East from the Author: D. Jamali. Highlights the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East and presents a unique compilation of data and perspectives from authors living and working there.

Middle East And Arabic Countries Copyright Law Handbook

Author: USA International Business Publications
Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
ISBN: 1433033593
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Middle East And Arabic Countries Copyright Law Handbook from the Author: USA International Business Publications. Middle East and Arabic Countries Copyright Law Handbook

Women And Media In The Middle East

Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730215
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Women And Media In The Middle East from the Author: Naomi Sakr. Are women benefiting from current changes in the Middle East media? With media all over the world still marginalizing women and trivializing gender inequalities, how does the situation in the Middle East compare? Proliferating satellite channels have increased women’s visibility in the region but visibility does not necessarily confer power. This book explores various ways in which media have been used to open up possibilities for women in the Middle East or, conversely, to restrict them. Having as their starting point the diverse experiences and multi-layered identities of women, the contributors treat media institutions and practices as part of wider power relations in society. By analyzing media production, consumption and texts, they reveal where and how gender boundaries have been erected or crossed. In eleven chapters, Women and Media in the Middle East spans both the region, from Iran to Morocco, and the media, from film and broadcasting to the press and internet. It looks back at women’s journalism in pre-1952 Egypt and forward to future trends in women’s internet use. One chapter shows how Maghrebi women filmmakers achieved a belated symbolic liberation for the ‘colonized of the colonized’. Another reveals how Egyptian political films link the representation of women to nationalist ideals. A study of the women’s press in Iran shows how it forced gender to the forefront of government concerns, while an investigation of Kuwait’s mainstream press uncovers duplicity in the struggle over female suffrage. A chapter on audience reception exposes clashing identity constructions and competing knowledge systems in a rural community. Further chapters explore an experiment in gender awareness programming on Palestinian TV and women’s role on Hezbollah’s television station, Al-Manar. The book begins by considering whether research on women and media in other contexts can be applied to the Middle East. It ends by discussing the careers of seven well-knon Arab women journalists. Rich and illuminating, this highly original book will be useful to scholars, media professionals and general readers interested in women’s studies, media and shifting power structures in the Middle East.

Civil Society In The Middle East 2 2001

Author: Augustus Richard Norton
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004104693
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Civil Society In The Middle East 2 2001 from the Author: Augustus Richard Norton. Leading scholars assembled by the Civil Society in the Middle East program provide lucid, informed essays on the quality of political life, weighing the role of civil society and assessing the prospects for political reform in the Middle East.

Why Yemen Matters

Author: Helen Lackner
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 0863567827
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Why Yemen Matters from the Author: Helen Lackner. In November 2011, an agreement brokered by the GCC brought an end to Yemen's tumultuous uprising. The National Dialogue Conference has opened a window of opportunity for change, bringing Yemen's main political forces together with groups that were politically marginalized. Yet, the risk of collapse is serious, and if Yemen is to remain a viable state, it must address numerous political, social and economic challenges. In this invaluable volume, experts with extensive Yemen experience provide innovative analysis of the country's major crises: centralized governance, the role of the military, ethnic conflict, separatism, Islamism, foreign intervention, water scarcity and economic development. This is essential reading for academics, journalists, development workers, diplomats, politicians and students alike. 'Essential reading ... The authors shed light on the context of the Yemeni uprising in a way that not only helps us understand the current transitional period but also the outlines of Yemen's future.' Charles Schmitz, President of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies 'An up to date and wide-ranging guide to what is arguably the Arab world's least known and most misunderstood state. Edited by one of Britain's foremost authorities on Yemen ... brings together an impressive range of experts on the country to examine the contemporary reality of Yemen.' Michael Willis, Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University 'Thoughtful and well-researched, Why Yemen Matters unearths a wealth of information about contemporary Yemeni society.' Baghat Korany, Professor of International Relations, American University in Cairo