Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context

Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context

Grace C. Khoury (Birzeit University, Palestine) and Maria C. Khoury (Independent Researcher, Palestine)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 423
ISBN13: 9781466650671|ISBN10: 1466650672|EISBN13: 9781466650688|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5067-1


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 Context provides a presentation of teaching cases emphasizing the positive and negative experiences on a variety of management topics. Focusing on organizational behavior and leadership in Arab countries and the impact of culture in management and behavior, this publication is an essential resource for business professionals, managers, and upper-level students seeking real-life examples of management and organizational situations in the Arab business world.

Topics Covered

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

  • Business Ethics
  • Change Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Group Dynamics
  • Leadership and Management
  • Restructuring and Downsizing
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Culture

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Grace Khoury is an Associate Professor and the Director of MBA Program at Birzeit University in Palestine. She has over twenty years of experience as a university professor, administrator, students’ career advisor, researcher, management trainer and consultant at private and public organizations. She holds an MBA from Suffolk University, USA, and PhD in human resource management from Bradford University, UK. Dr Khoury is founder of Grace Consulting Services (GCS) and marketing director at Taybeh Brewing Company, a family-owned business. She serves as an academic council member and on a number of university and community committees. She obtained certificates in project management and customer relationship management. She has published a number of management case studies and research articles in several academic journals. She is co-editor of a case book titledRising to the Digital Challenge: Lessons from Mediterranean Enterprisess (2005). She is co-author of “The Palestinian Executive: Leadership under Challenging Conditions” (2012).
Maria C. Khoury is the author of Orthodox Christian children’s books. She is a graduate of Hellenic College (1982), Harvard University (1985) and Boston University (1992) with a doctor of education degree. On Dec 31, 2009 she was included on the top 4 Human Rights Champions list by DC Human Rights Examiner for her volunteer work in Palestine. Her articles have been published world-wide in numerous newspapers and have been translated to various languages bringing awareness of the Christian presence in the Holy Land. She spent three years training teachers in the Latin Patriarchate Schools throughout Palestine; served as the only female principal at the Friends Boys School of Ramallah (1996); headed the project to establish the International Academy of Art-Palestine (2007); and organized Taybeh Oktoberfest, a village festival for eight years while her husband served as Mayor of Taybeh.