Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Author: Alexandrina Maria Pauceanu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128112891
Format: PDF
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Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council promotes a practical approach to starting businesses, and is useful not only for students, but also to anyone seeking practical insights on the essential aspects of entrepreneurship. As a wide-ranging introduction to theories and their applications, the book covers business plans, feasibility studies, and sources of startup funds. Case studies from GCC countries make the book a useful source of guidelines for starting and managing a business. Provides local and regional cases and examples familiar to GCC students Covers all important subjects within entrepreneurship, from cultivating entrepreneurial habits and values, to sources of business financing Emphasizes the variety of practical alternatives available to entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in the Middle East

Author: Zgheib, Philippe W.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522520678
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

ICIE2013 International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Dr. Radwan A. Kharabsheh
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
ISBN: 1909507040
Format: PDF
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Edited by: Dr. Radwan A. Kharabsheh, The Hashemite University, Amman, Jordan. PRINT version of the proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ICIE 2013 hosted by The Hashemite University in cooperation with The Arab Administrative Development Organization, Amman, Jordan on the 4-5 March 2013. This is a single volume with 199 pages.

Entrepreneurship Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522519246
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Continuous improvements in business environments and available resources have allowed more opportunities for people to pursue new ventures. This not only leads to higher success in new businesses, but it enhances the overall state of the global market. Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive examination on the latest innovations and techniques to becoming a successful and sustainable entrepreneur. Including research-based studies on knowledge production, social entrepreneurship, and distribution, this multi-volume publication is an ideal source for practitioners, academicians, researchers and upper-level students interested in learning about entrepreneurship and seeking emerging perspectives on optimizing and enhancing entrepreneurial pursuits.

Economic Diversification in the GCC Past Present and Future

Author: Mr. Tim Callen
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498392296
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Abstract: The economies of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily reliant on oil. Greater economic diversification would reduce their exposure to volatility and uncertainty in the global oil market, help create jobs in the private sector, increase productivity and sustainable growth, and help create the non-oil economy that will be needed in the future when oil revenues start to dwindle. The GCC countries have followed many of the standard policies that are usually thought to promote more diversified economies, including reforms to improve the business climate, the development of domestic infrastructure, financial deepening, and improvements in education. Nevertheless, success to date has been limited. This paper argues that increased diversification will require realigning incentives for firms and workers in the economies—fixing these incentives is the “missing link” in the GCC countries’ diversification strategies. At present, producing non-tradables is less risky and more profitable for firms as they can benefit from the easy availability of low-wage foreign labor and the rapid growth in government spending, while the continued availability of high-paying and secure public sector jobs discourages nationals from pursuing entrepreneurship and private sector employment. Measures to begin to address these incentive issues could include limiting and reorienting government spending, strengthening private sector competition, providing guarantees and financial support for those firms engaged in export activity, and implementing labor market reforms to make nationals more competitive for private sector employment.

Family Business Continuity in the Middle East Muslim World

Author: Fadi Hammadeh
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543925596
Format: PDF, Docs
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What does it take to ensure family business continuity into future generations? In Family Business Continuity in the Middle East & Muslim World: Betting Against the Odds, Fadi Hammadeh, a seasoned legal professional and intellectual offers a surprising answer to readers. In elegant and delightful prose, the author exposes the enviable role that family business plays in society in the Middle East and its contribution to the area's non-oil GDP. In this book, readers will understand the four pillars of successful succession planning, learn strategies on managing family conflict, discover great leadership skills, and find the tools they need to create an effective family business strategy. In the Gulf Cooperation Council alone, it is anticipated that more than one trillion US dollars will change hands from one generation to another over the next decade. The peaceful generational transition of wealth is not guaranteed, however, owing to the absence of viable and tested legal and governance frameworks. The issue of family business succession planning in the Middle East and Muslim world is further complicated by the impact of forced heirship rules under Sharia law. Family Business Continuity in the Middle East & Muslim World: Betting Against the Odds illustrates the methods these firms can use to ensure the continued success of both the business and the family.

Immigrants and Cultural Adaptation in the American Workplace

Author: Khalid M. Alkhazraji
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815328568
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today's managers must deal with a wide variety of employee differences in ethnic backgrounds, values, lifestyles, and needs. This book presents a model of employee acculturation, investigating how Muslim employees adapt to U.S. national and organizational cultures The study investigates the relationships between respondents' acculturation patterns, their degree of religiosity, degree of collective or individual orientation, the extent of perceived discrepancies between their original cultures and U.S. organizational culture, and their national origin, examining demographic variables such as age, gender, education, occupation, and number of years lived and worked in the U.S Responses from 339 Muslims revealed that most were inclined to retain their original culture rather than adopting U.S. national culture. In contrast, most accepted U.S. organizational cultures. The analysis of the practical implications of these findings for business management highlights a number of practical strategies for copingwith an increasingly multicultural workforce (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Mississippi, 1993; revised with new preface, and index)

Entrepreneurship Ideas in Action

Author: Cynthia L. Greene
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887522
Format: PDF, ePub
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Students today realize that becoming a business owner is a career option. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IDEAS IN ACTION 6E provides students with the knowledge needed to realistically evaluate their potential as business owners. This text encourages students to examine all the major steps involved in starting a new business: Ownership, Strategy, Finance, and Marketing. As students complete the chapters, they will develop a business plan and learn what it takes to get an entrepreneurial venture off to a good start. Market research, budgeting, selecting a business location, and financing the business are covered using real-life examples that students can relate to. Information on online research and online business planning is also included. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Latin American Entrepreneurs

Author: Daniel Lederman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464800138
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. Productivity growth has remained lackluster for decades, including during the recent commodity boom. Enhancing the creation of good jobs and accelerating productivity growth in the region will require dynamic entrepreneurs. Latin American Entrepreneurs: Many Firms but Little Innovation studies the landscape of entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean. Utilizing new datasets that cover issues such as firm creation, firm dynamics, export decisions, and the behavior of multinational corporations, the book synthesizes the results of a comprehensive analysis of the status, prospects, and challenges of entrepreneurship in the region. Useful tools and information are provided to help policy makers and practitioners identify policy areas governments can explore to enhance innovation and encourage high-growth, transformational entrepreneurship.

Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region Volume I

Author: Ashraf Mishrif
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811057834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume focuses on the role of the private sector in diversifying the economics of Gulf countries in the post-petrodollar era, when fluctuating and declining oil prices are negatively impacting national expenditures. It explores current policies of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council and their efforts to shift their economies away from heavy dependence on hydrocarbons. The structural changes will create favorable conditions for the private sector to flourish, shift production dependence from public to private sector, and allow for more efficient resource allocation. Such changes will also allow local banks to provide financial support to small and medium enterprises, boost entrepreneurship for job creation, and strengthen organizational structure and efficiency. This is the first volume in Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region.