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Expats and citizens: managing diverse teams in the Middle East

Ingo Forstenlechner (College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Article publication date: 24 August 2010



The introduction to this special issue aims to describe the papers published in this volume as well as the setting of labour markets in the Arabian Gulf as the basis for the understanding the relationship between expatriates and the indigenous workforce.


First, the context is explained, followed by a description of the peculiarities of the research setting. Then, the articles in this special issue are described, followed by an outlook on the future of the expatriate‐citizen relationship and suggestions for future research in this area.


Thanks to the efforts of authors, reviewers, and the editors of this journal, every single one of the articles in this volume provides valuable insights from new perspectives on the theme of this special issue.


This special issue expands the understanding of a truly underrepresented topic.



Forstenlechner, I. (2010), "Expats and citizens: managing diverse teams in the Middle East", Team Performance Management, Vol. 16 No. 5/6, pp. 237-241.



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