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|Emerging Research on Islamic Marketing and Tourism in the Global Economy
Hatem El-Gohary, Riyad Eid.
As the Middle East continues to grow as a predominant force within the international marketplace, research into Islamic practices and culture is necessary to promote business success in the region.
Emerging Research on Islamic Marketing and Tourism in the Global Economy offers in-depth perspectives on...
Cross-Cultural Training and Teamwork in Healthcare
Organizational cultures and subcultures have played vital roles in the quality care of the healthcare industry in both the public and private forms of medical practice and education, leaving opportunity for the integration of principles focused on cross-cultural teamwork.
Cross-Cultural Training and...
International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos.
There is a high demand in our society to adopt emerging technologies in all aspects of business and economic activity. As traditional business practices and economic activity are occurring in a global context, new areas of economic development are being recognized as the key enablers of wealth and...
This book is divided into eleven chapters that explain business opportunities in Africa and strategies to exploit them for the benefit of humanity. This chapter is the foundation of the book and it defines Africa and its place in human history. It describes Africa as a continent endowed with abundant...
The Perspectives of African History
Anecdotally this chapter describes several perspectives of African history. These historical perspectives include the slavery period, the colonial period, the post-independence period, and the so called structural adjustments and reforms period. The consequences and impact of what happened, during each...
Africa in the Global Economy
This chapter describes concepts and perspectives of globalization generally and explains Africa’s current and anticipated position in the global economy. The chapter further enumerates and fully explains the economic and business strategies that are necessary to increase the competitiveness of African...
The Rising and Compelling Imperatives to do Business in Africa
This chapter identifies and describes the current rising and compelling imperatives of doing business in Africa. It defines Africa’s market attractiveness and the African Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—the sum of the value of goods and services that a nation produces in a year—and the Purchasing Power...
The African Regional Integration and Trading Blocs
This chapter is perhaps the most important and significant chapter in the book. This is because of the great importance attached to increasing regional integration and trade as an enlargement of regional markets. The chapter focuses on the perspectives of international trade as a foundation for...
Doing Business in Africa and African Business Opportunities
This is a key chapter in this book. It is central to the book’s message and explains fully the concept “doing business in Africa.” The chapter further classifies African business opportunities into enabling and specific opportunities. Specific opportunities are precise areas of Foreign Direct...
A Strategic Model for Entering African Markets
This chapter looks at managerial mind-set and cultural orientations as major dimensions to be considered in global business. Furthermore, the chapter elucidates sites and market entry evaluation criterion, including identification and discussion of foreign markets’ entry modes and synergies created by...
Challenges of Doing Business in Africa
This chapter enumerates and discusses fully the challenges of doing business in Africa. Other scholars (Ortiz, 2010) have described these challenges or environmental factors as a framework consisting of Social, Legal, Economic, Political, and Technological (SLEPT) conditions of a country for investment...
Overcoming the Challenges of Doing Business in Africa
This chapter presents a framework and suggests specific strategies to eliminate or minimize the impact of the environmental micro-challenges when doing business in Africa. The minimization of these challenges will most likely attract increased Foreign Direct Investments to Africa. The chapter discusses...
Summary and Conclusion
Chapter eleven summarizes the book’s message and focus. It makes concluding remarks on emerging business opportunities, market entry, competitive strategies, and foreign direct investments in the continent. It further states the compelling imperatives of doing business in Africa today.
Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context
Grace C. Khoury, Maria C. Khoury.
In the era of globalization and ease of international connectivity and business interactions, professionals from all over the world benefit from having a well-rounded view of business culture and organizational practice at the regional level.
Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab...
International Cross-Listing of Chinese Firms
While many nations are still struggling from the global financial crisis and regaining their financial security, investors are considering alternative options for investing their money; and the secure financial sector is China appears as a viable option.
International Cross-Listing of Chinese Firms...
Universal HRM and the Gulf Leadership Style: The Perils of Best Practice
William Scott-Jackson, Jonathan Michie.
This case study aims to allow students, using various business dilemmas, to explore differences in approach between the most commonly taught “universal” models of human resource management (HRM), mostly based on Western culture and practices (Brewster, Farndale, & Ommeren, 2000) and a more contingent...
MALAK Technologies Ltd.: A Case of Employee Retention and Talent Management
Niveen Eid, Lorraine Warren.
This case examines a critical and often overlooked organizational and managerial function, the need for effective talent management systems. The issues surrounding employees’ voluntary turnover at a leading Palestinian ICT vendor are explored. Overall, the firm’s culture, leadership, and HR practices...
Proactive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategies: The Case of PADICO Holding
Dahouk Dawoudi, Anton Sabella.
This case attempts to shed light on a range of issues typically encountered in the business sector in Palestine. It illustrates innovative approaches to resolving socio-economic challenges and their implications on CSR practices, communication, and organizational behavior. It examines the leading role...
Leadership Consciousness to CSR: Royal Industrial Trading Co.
Suhail Sultan, Imad Rjoub.
The purpose of this case study is to discuss the leadership role in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and thus on the company’s competitiveness, performance, and reputation. The case highlights the adoption of CSR as a long-term strategy in a manufacturing family business located within a highly...
Can Women Say “No” to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Flair J. Karaki.
This case is about sexual harassment in the workplace and how the organization handles this problem. One of the female employees working for Delta Food Company was forced to resign from her job after management claimed that her performance was below average. The top management made this decision after...