Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues: Volume 1 Issue 1


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A new role for research in achieving prosperity in the Middle East

James Ruscoe

The purpose of this paper is to assert a mainstream role for focused R&D as a service activity for the economy and for society in a prosperous and harmonious Middle East.

Spearheading human and economic development in the Arab world through evidence‐based and world‐class healthcare

Brett Bowman, Richard Matzopoulos, Leonard Lerer

The purpose of this paper is to examine the profile of health and disease and current status of healthcare in the UAE, in particular Emirate of Abu Dhabi, distilling…

The International Baccalaureate and its Middle East challenge

Tristan Bunnell

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2008. The IBO published a strategic plan in 2004 calling for a shift towards directed…

The employment of female nationals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): An analysis of opportunities and barriers

Monica Gallant, James S. Pounder

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the reasons why the employment of Emirati females in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not currently realizing its potential.

Performance appraisal‐cultural fit: organizational outcomes within the UAE

Mohamed H. Behery, Robert A. Paton

The purpose of this paper is to explore, within the UAE, performance appraisal, culture and associated outcomes. It builds upon a mainly Western literature to develop the…

Analysis of small business performance in Syria

Rami Alasadi, Ahmed Abdelrahim

The purpose of this paper is to develop a model that evaluates the performance and assesses the success of small business enterprises in the service sector in Syria.

Management development as learning within the Middle East public sector

Christopher Dixon

The purpose of this paper is to suggest one approach to achieve a better connection between industry and academia. Some definitions of staff development, to better…



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2008 – 2014

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Professor David A Kirby
  • Dr Matthew Clarke