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Management Practices in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Exploring Perspectives ofSaudi Managers and Middle East Expats
Bahcesehir University, Turkey.
Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2248-0802
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Trends in Multidisciplinary Academic Research (ITMAR 2014) / [ed] Dr. Ahmed Saddam, Kuala Lumpur: Global Illuminators Publishing , 2014, Vol. 1, p. 66-83Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores management practices in KSA on dimensions of management styles and perceptions onmanagement with cultural background factors through in-depth interviews. Two group of mangers have beendescribed with common and different management perspectives: (1) Middle East originated expats and (2)Saudi managers. Findings indicate that majority of Middle East originated expats share Arab culture to a degreedue to intensive social, economic and historical relations between KSA and regional expat providing countriessuch as Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. On the other hand, there are differences found among regional and localmanagers’ practices. Uncovered emerging management practices in KSA are to be explored in this paperproviding practical implications for international and multinational companies to understand and improvebusiness(es) with or in KSA.

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Kuala Lumpur: Global Illuminators Publishing , 2014. Vol. 1, p. 66-83
Keywords [en]
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Expat, Regional Manager, Local Manager, International Business
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39038ISBN: 9789699948022 (print)ISBN: 9699948027 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-39038DiVA, id: diva2:1192008
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2014 ITMAR Conference, October 20-21, 2014 Istanbul Turkey
Available from: 2018-03-21 Created: 2018-03-21 Last updated: 2018-03-21Bibliographically approved

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