Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Author: Alexandrina Maria Pauceanu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128112891
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
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, Mobi
Download Now
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.

Entrepreneurial Challenges in the 21st Century

Author: S M Riad Shams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137479760
Format: PDF
Download Now
Entrepreneurial Challenges in the 21st Century analyses the traditional and contemporary issues of entrepreneurial innovation potentials for stakeholder value co-creation, and structures the entrepreneurial co-creation concept to reinforce co-creation.

ICIE2013 International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Dr. Radwan A. Kharabsheh
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
ISBN: 1909507040
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
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.

Gender and Diversity Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522569138
Format: PDF
Download Now
Today, gender inequality and diversity are at the forefront of discussion, as the issue has become an international concern for politicians, government agencies, social activists, and the general public. Consequently, the need to foster and sustain diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions among various groups of people is relevant today more than ever. Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a critical look at gender and modern-day discrimination and solutions to creating sustainable diversity across numerous contexts and fields. Highlighting a range of topics such as anti-discrimination measures, workforce diversity, and gender inequality, this multi-volume book is designed for legislators and policy makers, practitioners, academicians, gender studies researchers, and graduate-level students interested in all aspects of gender and diversity studies.

The Routledge Companion to Cross Cultural Management

Author: Nigel Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135105707
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This Routledge Companion provides a timely and authoritative overview of cross-cultural management as an academic domain and field of practice for academics and students. With contributions from over 60 authors from 20 countries, the book is organised in to five thematic areas: Review, survey and critique Language and languages: moving from the periphery to the core Cross-cultural management research and education The new international business landscape Rethinking a multidisciplinary paradigm. Edited by an international team of scholars and featuring contributions from a range of leading cross-cultural management experts, this prestigious volume represents the most comprehensive guide to the development and scope of cross-cultural management as an academic discipline.

Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region Volume I

Author: Ashraf Mishrif
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811057834
Format: PDF
Download Now
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.

Economic Diversification in the GCC Past Present and Future

Author: Mr. Tim Callen
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498392296
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
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
Download Now
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
Download Now
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)