Islam and Business

Author: Kip Becker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136776591
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Keep up with management issues in the rapidly changing Islamic business world! Islam and Business: Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Perspectives reviews important changes, cross-cultural differences, and management issues in the turbulent Islamic business environment. With the shift from government ownership of companies and commodities toward more open markets and the product/service diversification that this change brings, the need to understand how business is done in these countries is more vital than ever before. The research in this book will help you understand the impact of Westernization upon business practices in Islamic nations. With contributions from experts on four Islamic business environments (Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon), this book: provides a framework to guide corporations in policy and strategic planning examines the impact of Western reforms on selected Islamic business sectors discusses the training, leadership, and management development needs of companies doing business in or with Islamic nations Section 1: Business in Turkey presents: a framework for corporate policy making and for strategic planning activities an assessment of what can cause strategic alliances to succeed or to fail—illustrated by a case study of the relationship between Turkish Airlines and the Qualiflyer Group—this study considers the question in terms of goals, partner selection, alliance management, and areas of cooperation an examination of value-at-risk (VaR) models that can be used to compute market risk for financial institutions—with a study of crisis scenarios as applied to the four largest Turkish banks Section 2: Business in Jordan presents: a study of the impact Westernization has had on the efficiency of Jordanian commercial banks an examination of current practices and procedures for management training and development (MTD) needs in public and private organizations in Jordan—and suggestions for future improvements an exploratory study of how national and regional socio-cultural values affect organizational culture—considering such factors as Power Distance (PD), Uncertainty Avoidance (UA), the Individualism-Collectivism (IDV) dimension, and the Masculinity-Femininity (MAS) dimension, as well as power culture, role orientation, achievement culture, and the support-oriented organization Section 3: Business in Egypt and Lebanon presents: a comprehensive model of relationships between transactional and transformational leadership trust in terms of organizations, organizational justice, intention to leave, and organizational citizenship behavior—using data supplied by 179 middle and direct level managers in 17 private Egyptian organizations an analysis of the factors affecting the advancement of the Lebanese tourism industry, which has suffered tremendously in the wake of civil war and political unrest The information in Islam and Business will be helpful to anyone practicing management or studying how management works in the Islamic world. Make it a part of your professional/teaching collection today!

Management and International Business Issues in Jordan

Author: Kip Becker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136396365
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Understand the economic, cultural, and enterprise issues facing the Arab countries of the Middle East! Jordan is playing a vital role in the economic and political transformation of the Middle East, but little research has been done on its business climate. Management and International Business Issues in Jordan fills that gap. This groundbreaking volume spans the social, cultural, economic, and enterprise issues facing Jordan, as seen by Arab managers, academics, finance professionals, and business leaders. Many experts believe that Jordan has the potential to become another Singapore. Management and International Business Issues in Jordan suggests ways your company can be among the first to establish profitable business enterprises in this strategically placed nation. It analyzes corporate culture and the best tactics for consolidating your firm’s economic position. Management and International Business Issues in Jordan provides empirical research and pragmatic advice on how to make your business in Jordan a success, including: reducing high transaction costs working with, not against, the prevailing corporate culture understanding why multinational corporations should choose a joint venture strategy as the most effective way to establish a presence encouraging the growth of business and the involvement of entrepreneurs improving the local infrastructure to attract international investment responding positively to the challenges of reform and internationalization understanding the complex historical factors that still influence Jordan’s economy recognizing the sources of job satisfaction in traditional Arab corporate culture Whether your business is based in Jordan or you are planning to expand to that market, Management and International Business Issues in Jordan provides the information you need to make your venture a success.

Beyond Hofstede

Author: Cheryl Nakata
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230240836
Format: PDF
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Hofstede introduced a culture paradigm that has been widely influential in international business. However, its relevance in light of culture's increasing complexity due to globalization has been questioned. Alternative culture frameworks and perspectives are offered by leading scholars in global marketing and management.

Radical Islam in East Africa

Author: Angel Rabasa
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833046799
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American geopolitical interests and the potential threats to those interests are both on the rise in East Africa. The author places the spread of militant Islamism and the development of radical Islamist networks in East Africa in the broader context of the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the region's security environment.

Transnational Business Cultures

Author: Dr Fiona Moore
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409462897
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume explores how the idea of 'culture' is used and exploited by transnational managers to further their own ambitions and their companies' strategies for expansion. It thus provides a more complex picture of culture than has previously been presented in business studies, in that it deals with the strategic value of culture within organizations rather than viewing it as a neutral concept and, through using qualitative methodologies, gives us a full picture of the lived experience of culture in a multinational corporation. It also considers the impact of global corporate activity on both national and organizational cultures, as well as looking specifically at the ways in which communications technology is used as a site of conflict and negotiation in business. This book will be an invaluable resource for both researchers and professionals, yielding important new insights into the roles of local and global cultures in the operation of transnational corporations.

The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations

Author: David Day
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190213809
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the leadership field continues to evolve, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the various theoretical and empirical contributions in better understanding leadership from a scholarly and scientific perspective. The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations brings together a collection of comprehensive, state-of-the-science reviews and perspectives on the most pressing historical and contemporary leadership issues - with a particular focus on theory and research - and looks to the future of the field. It provides a broad picture of the leadership field as well as detailed reviews and perspectives within the respective areas. Each chapter, authored by leading international authorities in the various leadership sub-disciplines, explores the history and background of leadership in organizations, examines important research issues in leadership from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, and forges new directions in leadership research, practice, and education.

The Anthropology of Islam

Author: Gabriele Marranci
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847885438
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An increasing number of people have questions about Islam and Muslims. But how can we approach and study Islam after September 11th? Which is the best methodology to understand an Islam that is changing in a globalized world? The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender. The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society. The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.

Human Rights Southern Voices

Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521113210
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This anthology contains a variety of Southern perspectives on human rights and contemporary issues relating to Islam, African custom, constitution making and abuses of the language of human rights.