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Diversity in the Arab World: Challenges and Opportunities

Management and Diversity

ISBN: 978-1-78635-550-8, eISBN: 978-1-78635-549-2

Publication date: 3 May 2017


The Arab countries are a complex and diverse world, within which exists a cultural diversity that manifests in multiple dimensions: ethnic, tribal, religious, and linguistic, resulting from history, tradition, and immigration. This chapter aims to shed light on the diversity spread across the Arab countries in general, and on the management of this diversity in businesses. We first offer a general description of the societal context of the Arab countries and then highlight the religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity that exists within this context. In the third and fourth parts of this chapter, we outline the means of managing this diversity.



Yahiaoui, D. and Al Ariss, A. (2017), "Diversity in the Arab World: Challenges and Opportunities", Management and Diversity (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 3), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 249-260.



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