Leadership in the Middle East has never been as vital as it is in the wake of the global financial crisis and the Arab Spring - yet there is a lack of detailed knowledge concerning strategies for developing capacity in leadership, national skills and knowledge management. This volume aims to address this deficit. This book is the first text on the subject of leadership development in the Middle East to be published in English (drawing on both English and Arabic scholarship) and will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of leadership theory and practice in the global economy.
The volume provides in-depth analysis of the social, political and economic factors that shape leadership capacity building efforts and shows how leadership behaviours and practices differ from those in the West, reflecting an ethic of care, social responsibility and concern for developing both organization and individual capabilities as well as fostering community improvement and nation-building and advancing social justice and human well-being. The book reveals the complexity of leadership behaviours in the region and contextualizes analyses with broader contemporary debates including migration, governance, climate change and political leadership succession. The book also includes original insights into the role of women in leadership in business, politics and the community.
This unique volume will benefit international organizational behaviour/development specialists, international human resource development practitioners and students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will be invaluable to development specialists, HR consultants and practitioners on assignment in the Middle East and for policy and capacity development experts in NGOs and international organizations such as the ILO, UN and World Bank.
Edited by Beverly Dawn Metcalfe, Professor in International Management and Development, Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Lebanon and Fouad Mimouni, Researcher on leadership development and practitioner in talent management and executive coaching, Middle East
Contents: 1. Leadership, Social Development and Political Economy in the Middle East: An Introduction Beverly Dawn Metcalfe and Tony Murfin 2. Globalization, Governance and Leadership Development in the Middle East Rodney Wilson 3. Leadership and Islam Abbas J. Ali 4. Leadership in the UAE Abubakr M. Suliman and Rehana Hayat 5. Leadership and Organizational Change in the Middle East Christopher J. Rees, Rashid Althakhri and Aminu Mamman 6. Leadership in the Sultanate of Oman Richard Common 7. Leadership Development Philosophy and Practice in Saudi Arabia Fouad Mimouni and Beverly Dawn Metcalfe 8. Leadership in Jordanian Organizations: How Does it Differ from Leadership in Western Organizations? Samir Abuznaid and David Weir 9. Business Leadership Development in Iran Kate Hutchings, Kavoos Mohannak and Sen Sendjaya 10. Leadership in Egypt Gillian Rice 11. Leadership in Turkey: Toward an Evidence Based and Contextual Approach Mustafa F. OEzbilgin 12. Making a Difference in a Troubled Country: The Case of Entrepreneurial and Female Leadership in Yemen Nabil Sultan 13. Women, Leadership and Development: Reappraising the Value of the Feminine in Leadership Theorizing in the Middle East Beverly Dawn Metcalfe and Lulwa Mutlaq 14. Turning Neither to East nor West: Social Reform and a Liberating Ethics for Leadership Development Beverly Dawn Metcalfe, Fouad Mimouni and Tony Murfin Index