Book — 1 online resource (viii, 307 pages) : illustrations.
9783940924612; 9783940924612; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction and Overview; I. Career Aspirations of Students;
1. Meeting Career Expectations? The Perception of Female Studentstowards Employment in Omanâ#x80; #x99; s Segmented Labor Market;
2. Self-Motivation Career Aspirations and Work Responsibilities:The Perspective of Saudi Male Undergraduates atKing Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals;
3. The Perception of Young Emiratis on Emiratisation; II. Surveys of Employee Motivation Andworkplace Values
4. Cross-National Heterogeneity of Hofstedeâ#x80; #x99; s â#x80; #x98; Arab Countriesâ#x80; #x99;
5. Key Drivers for Employee Engagement and Productivity ofGCC Nationals and Expatriates: A Longitudinal Study 2010-2012;
6. A Strengths-Based Approach to Enhancing Youth Motivation andEmployability: Research and Practice from the GCC, with a Focus on Bahrain; III. Entrepreneurship as A Solution to Theunemployment Problems;
7. The Two Universes of Entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates:An Answer to the Gulf Employment Conundrum?;
8. Rents, Start-Ups, and Obstacles to SME Entrepreneurialism inOman, Bahrain and Qatar
IV. Cultural and Religious Roots Ofbusiness Ethics and Work Motivation9. Saudi Manufacturing: Can Monozukuri Take Root in the Kingdom?;
10. The Anthropological Elements of Failed Saudization:Historicism, Image, Islam and Tribe;
11. Setting the Agenda for Global Dialogue: A Theoretical andPractical Approach to Business Ethics in Saudi Arabia; Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index
The notion of "rentier mentality" has haunted the literature on the Gulf States for almost 40 years now. However, few studies have actually provided insight into how the nationals themselves perceive their career motivators, employability and productivity. The eleven studies of this book present both empirical findings and case studies that reveal what nationals expect from their workplace and what hinders them from a personal, meaningful contribution. While it seems that an initially high work motivation is often annihilated by structural impediments such as a strong hierarchy or widespread.