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Expats and citizens: managing diverse teams in the Middle East

Expats and citizens: managing diverse teams in the Middle East Purpose – The introduction to this special issue aims to describe the papers published in this volume as well as the setting of labour markets in the Arabian Gulf as the basis for the understanding the relationship between expatriates and the indigenous workforce. Design/methodology/approach – First, the context is explained, followed by a description of the peculiarities of the research setting. Then, the articles in this special issue are described, followed by an outlook on the future of the expatriate‐citizen relationship and suggestions for future research in this area. Findings – Thanks to the efforts of authors, reviewers, and the editors of this journal, every single one of the articles in this volume provides valuable insights from new perspectives on the theme of this special issue. Originality/value – This special issue expands the understanding of a truly underrepresented topic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Team Performance Management Emerald Publishing

Expats and citizens: managing diverse teams in the Middle East

Team Performance Management , Volume 16 (5/6): 5 – Aug 24, 2010

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1352-7592
DOI
10.1108/13527591011071322
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Abstract

Purpose – The introduction to this special issue aims to describe the papers published in this volume as well as the setting of labour markets in the Arabian Gulf as the basis for the understanding the relationship between expatriates and the indigenous workforce. Design/methodology/approach – First, the context is explained, followed by a description of the peculiarities of the research setting. Then, the articles in this special issue are described, followed by an outlook on the future of the expatriate‐citizen relationship and suggestions for future research in this area. Findings – Thanks to the efforts of authors, reviewers, and the editors of this journal, every single one of the articles in this volume provides valuable insights from new perspectives on the theme of this special issue. Originality/value – This special issue expands the understanding of a truly underrepresented topic.

Journal

Team Performance ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 24, 2010

Keywords: Employees; Expatriates; Localization; Labour market; Arabian Peninsula; Middle East

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