Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

ISSN: 1753-7983

Article publication date: 29 May 2009


Pounder, J. and Clarke, M. (2009), "Editorial", Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Vol. 2 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ebs.2009.34902baa.001



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Article Type: Editorial From: Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Volume 2, Issue 2

The title of this journal suggests the potential for a wide variety of learned articles from the Middle East or produced by Middle Eastern scholars and that is exactly what we have in this issue. In this sense, the journal is coming of age.

We begin with our first contribution from an English scholar, namely Aleya A. Said who presents an incisive comparative study of two novels dealing with the life, feats and death of Alexander the Great. This is followed by a second contribution to the journal by Mourad Elhadef that describes an approach to identifying faulty nodes in a wireless mobile environment. The contributions by Aleya A. Said and Mourad Elhadef could not be more varied; however, they have in common the fact that there are high-quality contributions. What follows are two papers dealing with the general area of work stress; Ronald Burke, Mustafa Koyuncu and Lisa Fiksenbaum examine the relationship between recovery after the work day and four recovery approaches, namely psychological detachment, relaxation, mastery and control while Belal Barhem, Hassan Younies and Rusnah Muhamad presents a separate and novel study of the association between the religiosity concept and the work stress coping behavior of Muslims. What we believe is another first for the journal is the contribution by Cedwyn Fernandes and Ajit Karnik that develops a macro-econometric model of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the main purpose of understanding the potential effect on the UAE economy of reducing the dependence on oil. Finally, Abdel Moneim M.B. Ahmed takes a very practical approach to organizational human relations by analyzing the critical success factors involved in the implementing of an effective staff suggestion scheme, again in the UAE context.

We, your editors, hope you enjoy reading this eclectic array of high-quality papers.

James Pounder, Matthew Clarke