1st Edition

Management in the MENA Region

Edited By Pawan Budhwar, Vijay Pereira, Yama Temouri Copyright 2024

    This timely book offers up-to-date information for both researchers and decision makers regarding five core areas of Middle Eastern institutional and cultural context and its role in shaping business’s strategies and practices in the region.

    The book is structured around four broad themes of: a) impact of corporate social responsibility and its reporting on different outcome variables related to performance, b) organizational change strategies, c) market entry strategies for the Middle East, and d) mergers and acquisitions in the MENA region. The analysis reveals the state of socio-cultural, historical and economic forces that shape business operations and management practices and processes in the region. It also highlights the research work undertaken by scholars along the above-mentioned themes over the last many decades in different Middle Eastern countries, what have been the dominant ideologies of the nations along with their institutional attributes, which have dictated the dominant management approaches in the region. The contributions included in the book also offer guidance for future research.

    The volume will appeal to researchers, scholars and students interested in business and management and corporate social responsibility. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of International Studies of Management & Organization.

    1.     International business research and scholarship in the Middle East: developments and future directions

    Pawan Budhwar, Vijay Pereira, Yama Temouri and Hoa Do


    2.     The perceived value of measuring the impact of CSR performance on CSR investment: evidence from the UAE

    Belaid Rettab, Pietro Micheli, Matteo Mura, Kamel Mellahi and Vijay Pereira


    3.     Effect of corporate ethics and social responsibility on OCB: the role of employee identification and perceived CSR significance

    Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar, Manal Yunis, Abdullah Alsagheer, Abbas Tarhini and Alessio Ishizaka


    4.     Prevalence of CSR reporting in Arab countries: exploratory study and causal analysis

    Muatasim Ismaeel, Abdul Razak Abdul Hadi and Zarina Zakaria


    5.     Market entry strategies in the Middle East: unveiling the sponsorship strategy

    Moustafa Haj Youssef and Da Teng


    6.     Past, present, and future of mergers and acquisitions in the MENA region: a systematic review and integrative framework

    Enrico Battisti, Michael Christofi, Demetris Vrontis and Niccolò Nirino


    Pawan Budhwar is 50th Anniversary Professor of International HRM at Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. He is Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor International for Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Journal and Co-Vice Chair of Research & Publications at the British Academy of Management.

    Vijay Pereira is Full Professor of International and Strategic Human Capital Management and Department Chair of People and Organizations department at NEOMA Business School, France. He has a record of attracting funding and has published widely in over 200 outlets and has edited over 20 special issues and 10 books.

    Yama Temouri is Associate Professor of International Business at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. His main research interests include the activities and performance of multinational enterprises and in particular the determinants and effects of foreign direct investment. He has published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Small Business Economics, and Journal of Travel Research.