Emiratisation, Omanisation, Saudisation: Common Causes: Common Solutions?.

Neelofer Mashood, Hendrika Ariaantje Lena Verhoeven, Bal Chansarkar

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    Countries in the Middle East region rely heavily on the use
    of expatriates to underpin their booming economies.
    However, this reliance on expatriates can, according to
    Rees (2007) have long-term political, economic and social
    consequences. Hence, several countries have therefore
    started to introduce policies aimed at influencing the
    demand and supply of expatriates and indigenous workers.
    This paper focuses specifically on the attempts made in
    this respect by the governments of the United Arab
    Emirates (UAE), Oman and Saudi-Arabia. The paper starts
    by introducing the topic area. It then discusses what is
    meant by the terms Emiratisation, Omanisation and
    Saudisation and explores why organizations are not using
    nationals. After this, the paper looks at the way the
    nationalization programmes are implemented and
    reinforced and, ultimately, how successful they are. The
    paper concludes by drawing out the differences and
    similarities between the nationalization programmes in
    Oman, the UAE and Saudi-Arabia. As such, the paper fills
    a gap in the existing literature on nationalization
    programmes in the Gulf region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Business Research Conference
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventProceedings of the 10th International Business Research Conference - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 16 Apr 200917 Apr 2009


    ConferenceProceedings of the 10th International Business Research Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


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