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Publication date: 27 August 2020

Abu Elias Sarker and Mohammad Habibur Rahman

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the rationale for using social engineering as a tool to impact the nationalization of workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the rationale for using social engineering as a tool to impact the nationalization of workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Design/methodology/approach

Interpretative and exploratory approaches have been employed for this research. Accordingly, the study has extensively reviewed government documents, reports of international organizations and relevant academic literature, including journal articles, conference papers and unpublished dissertations.

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The findings show that the UAE Government has initiated multiple policies and programs to enhance participation of indigenous Emiratis in the burgeoning labor market which has been hitherto dominated by the expatriates. However, while the Emiratization programs are on the verge of fulfilling the targets in the public sector job market, significant gaps exist between the targets and accomplishments in the private sector, causing policy concern.

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This paper links theoretical insights from the social engineering model used in the social sciences research to analyze the dynamics of workforce nationalization. The study will be helpful to inform further empirical research in this area.

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Public Administration and Policy, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1727-2645

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Future Governments
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-359-9

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Publication date: 15 February 2011

Anas Khan, Riad Khan and Mohammad Habibur Rahman

The purpose of this paper is to outline the development steps that should be undertaken by any executives who are to be sent on an expatriate assignment to take the lead…

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The purpose of this paper is to outline the development steps that should be undertaken by any executives who are to be sent on an expatriate assignment to take the lead in a foreign subsidiary location. It highlights the need to develop an understanding of the host country's business practices, cultural preferences and operational methods.

Design/methodology/approach

This article explores contemporary thinking and practice and is based on work carried out over the past two years. It also uses arguments from organizational development and learning literature.

Findings

The paper explains that programs need to impart skills and knowledge in the area of cross cultural empathy, cross cultural communication and leadership, and, finally, the individual's self efficacy and level of adaptability.

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The paper provides insights and practical tools to assist in the development of a successful international executive.

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The short paper is designed for executives and researchers with demanding lifestyles and assists in getting an in‐depth overview by selecting the most relevant information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 18 February 2019

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Publication date: 15 February 2011

Anne Gimson

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 1 February 1996

AbulHasan M. Sadeq

Zakah is an important ethico‐economic institution in the Islamic code of life. It provides a mandatory mechanism for sharing societal resources in a Muslim community. It…

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Zakah is an important ethico‐economic institution in the Islamic code of life. It provides a mandatory mechanism for sharing societal resources in a Muslim community. It redistributes income and wealth, plays an important role in poverty alleviation, and thus can contribute to grassroot development. This paper analyzes Zakah's role in this context, and suggests how this institution can be made an instrument of self‐reliance and sustainable development of those who live below poverty line.

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Humanomics, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0828-8666

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Publication date: 18 February 2019

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Publication date: 8 October 2020

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque and Habib Zafarullah

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Public Administration and Policy, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1727-2645

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Publication date: 11 April 2016

Jon S.T. Quah

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Asian Education and Development Studies, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-3162

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Publication date: 12 September 2016

Jihad Mohammad and Farzana Quoquab

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the underlying values of Islamic work ethic (IWE) that distinguish it from other ethical perspectives such as Protestant work…

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the underlying values of Islamic work ethic (IWE) that distinguish it from other ethical perspectives such as Protestant work ethic (PWE), Hindu work ethic (HWE) and/or Buddhist work ethic (BWE).

Design/methodology/approach

The present study utilized the critical review approach to answer the research questions. In this regard, guidance was sought from the Holy Quran and Sunnah to understand the Islamic ordainments pertaining to IWE. Moreover, articles related to different ethical systems are exhaustively reviewed.

Findings

Based on the literature review pertaining to the different ethical systems, this study highlights five specific distinguishing values and behavior: emphasis on halal and haram, emphasis on the purity of intention, seeking of employment, the nature of employer–employee relationship and dealing with sexual harassment.

Practical implications

Multinational and local organizations are strongly recommended to comprehend and grasp different ethical background of their employees to meet and satisfy their physical and spiritual needs. As a result, it may enhance and boost the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the organizations.

Originality/value

This study has its merits in term of identifying the distinguishing aspects of IWE from other ethical systems. There is a paucity of research that examines these differentiating values. Therefore, the research question “what are the underlying factors that differentiate IWE from PWE, HWE and/or BWE?” is still unanswered. The present research is an attempt to answer this question. The findings of this study will enable the researchers to come out with a comprehensive and complete definition of IWE construct. Moreover, it will be useful to refine the existing IWE scale by emphasizing the distinguishing aspects of the construct.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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