Management and International Business Issues in Jordan

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Overview

Understand the economic, cultural, and enterprise issues facing the Arab countries of the Middle East!

Jordan is playing a vital role in the economic and political transformation of the Middle East, but little research has been done on its business climate. Management and International Business Issues in Jordan fills that gap. This groundbreaking volume spans the social, cultural, economic, and enterprise issues facing Jordan, as seen by Arab managers, academics, finance professionals, and business leaders.

Many experts believe that Jordan has the potential to become another Singapore. Management and International Business Issues in Jordan suggests ways your company can be among the first to establish profitable business enterprises in this strategically placed nation. It analyzes corporate culture and the best tactics for consolidating your firm’s economic position.

Management and International Business Issues in Jordan provides empirical research and pragmatic advice on how to make your business in Jordan a success, including:

  • reducing high transaction costs
  • working with, not against, the prevailing corporate culture
  • understanding why multinational corporations should choose a joint venture strategy as the most effective way to establish a presence
  • encouraging the growth of business and the involvement of entrepreneurs
  • improving the local infrastructure to attract international investment
  • responding positively to the challenges of reform and internationalization
  • understanding the complex historical factors that still influence Jordan’s economy
  • recognizing the sources of job satisfaction in traditional Arab corporate culture

    Whether your business is based in Jordan or you are planning to expand to that market, Management and International Business Issues in Jordan provides the information you need to make your venture a success.

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El-Said (business (Manchester Metropolitan U.) and Becker (administrative sciences, Boston U.) present nine articles written by Arab managers, academics, finance professionals, and businessmen. The articles examine the changing nature of business management in Jordan and the response of Jordanian business and government to corporate globalization. Specific topics include the corporate performance of Jordanian businesses from 1989 to 1996, socio-political and economic impediments to the growth of managers and entrepreneurs, the relative lack of aid from the international financial institutions, and the historical development of the Jordanian business elite. Also published as , v.6, nos.1/2 2001. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Transitions in Arabic Management
  • Corporate Performance in Jordan: A Macro Analysis
  • Features of Traditional Arab Management and Organization in the Jordan Business Environment
  • The New Arab Manager: A Scenario
  • Institutions and Joint Ventures in the Middle East and North Africa: The Case of Jordan
  • Import Orientations for Jordanian-Based Companies
  • Part Two: National Response to Globalization and the Challenge of Reform
  • Organizational Culture and Job Satisfaction in Jordan
  • Competition or Oligarchy? The Jordanian Business Elite in Historical Perspective
  • Waiting for Privatization in the Arab World: The Case of Jordan
  • The Political Sociology of Jordan: An Analysis for the Map of Gains and Pains
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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