Management Practices in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Exploring Perspectives of Saudi Managers and Middle East Expats
Yurdakul, H. & Öztürkcan, S., “Management Practices in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Exploring Perspectives of Saudi Managers and Middle East Expats,” ITMAR -2014, October 20-21, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 1, pg. 231-248, ISBN: 978-969-9948-24-4.
18 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2018
Date Written: October 20, 2014
This paper explores management practices in KSA on dimensions of management styles and perceptions on management with cultural background factors through in-depth interviews. Two group of mangers have been described 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 degree due to intensive social, economic and historical relations between KSA and regional expat providing countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. On the other hand, there are differences found among regional and local managers’ practices. Uncovered emerging management practices in KSA are to be explored in this paper providing practical implications for international and multinational companies to understand and improve business(es) with or in KSA.
Keywords: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Expat, Regional Manager, Local Manager, International Business
JEL Classification: M00
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