Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape

Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape

Ebtihaj Al-A'ali (University of Bahrain, Bahrain), Minwir M. Al-Shammari (University of Bahrain, Bahrain) and Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 321
ISBN13: 9781522537106|ISBN10: 1522537104|EISBN13: 9781522537113|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3710-6


Occupational segregation is a pressing issue in business and can be detrimental to women in the workforce. With the this segregation growing, there is now an urgent need to increase the presence of women in the business market.

Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the Arab culture and how the global culture impacts Arab women in the business market. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as work and family balance, gender stereotypes, and the glass ceiling, this publication is an ideal resource for legislators and policymakers, economic developers, corporate practitioners, educational faculties, and students of all disciplines who are looking to change the way gender is viewed in the workforce.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Career Advancement
  • Empowerment Strategies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Work and Family Balance

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ebtihaj Ahmed Al A'ali is an Associate Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain. She holds a PhD degree in industrial psychology and industrial sociology from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She is a founder of Bahrain management society, working with United Nations Development Programme and UNIDO on project basis.
Minwir Al-Shammari is a Dean and Professor of Management at the University of Bahrain, College of Business Administration. He holds a PhD in Business Administration (Industrial Management) from University of Glasgow (UK, 1990) and M.S. in Industrial Management from Central Missouri State University (USA, 1986). He has been involved for about 25 years in teaching, research, training, and/or consultancy in the areas of operations management, knowledge management, supply chain management, management information systems, business process re-engineering, organization theory, organizational change and development, project management, spreadsheet modeling, management science, and business research methodology. He is the author of the premier reference source: Customer Knowledge Management: People, Processes, and Technology, IGI-Global Publishing, U.S.A. He is the editor of the book: Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies: Social, Organizational and Cultural Implementation, and the book: Customer-Centric Knowledge Management: Concepts and Applications, IGI Global, USA. Prof. Al Shammari has published more than 20 research papers that have appeared in international refereed journals.
Hatem Masri is an Associate Professor and Director of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation office at the College of Business Administration, in the University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain. He received his PhD in Management in 2004 and Master in Operations Research in 1999 from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. His research interests include multiple objective stochastic programming, supply chain management, financial engineering, and vehicle routing problems. His research has been published in more than 15 international journals (EJOR, ANOR, FSS, IJAR, ...) and funded by the University of Tunis, the University of Nizwa and the University of Bahrain. He is a member of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, IEEE and the Tunisian Decision Aid Society.