International human resource management

Implications for multinational corporations operating in the Arab Middle East

Liza Howe-Walsh, Sarah Turnbull, Aisha Boulanouar

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Abstract

This paper explores the implications for human resources development (HRD) and practice for firms operating in the Arab Middle East. The paper makes two key contributions. Firstly, we expand the current understanding of Islamic axiology and the implications of Islamic ethics in a business context. Second, we explore successful expatriation within multinationals within the Arab Middle East. We argue that in addition to the global competencies required by expatriates when undertaking an overseas appointment, firms should also provide training and development opportunities in Islamic ethics in order to facilitate effective business-to-business relationships to aid effective and efficient social networks. The article outlines a conceptual model of the factors influencing the success of expatriate assignments in the Arab Middle East during each stage of an expatriation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-274
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
Volume15
Issue number2-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Multinational corporations
International human resource management
Arab Middle East
Expatriation
Expatriates
Training and development
Influencing factors
Business-to-business relationships
Conceptual model
Multinationals
Competency
Human resource development
Social networks
Assignment
Human resource practices

Keywords

  • Expatriates and middle east
  • IHRM
  • International human resource management
  • Islamic ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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