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Title: Management development in the industrial sector of the UAE
Author: Ali, A. H. A.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1991
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In common with all countries of the Gulf, the United Arab Emirates has experienced rapid economic development over the last thirty years. Much of this is due to the substantial revenues arising from crude oil production. With the ready availability of capital the establishing of a domestic industrial sector outside petroleum has not been constrained by finance. To a large extent what development has occurred has been based on the use of expatriate labour in both managerial and non-managerial capacities. With a rapidly growing indigenous population and the wish to expand the non-petroleum manufacturing sector, employment training and development at all levels becomes an essential factor in continued industrial diversification. This research programme examines the status of management development in the non-petroleum industries of the UAE. By means of a questionnaire survey of a sample of factories in the non-petroleum sector, knowledge of, attitudes to, and existence of, management development plans in these factories was established. The results obtained indicate that active management development in the sample surveyed was extremely weak and virtually non-existent. As a result, a number of important recommendations are made which would help to develop a more positive and active approach to management development in the UAE.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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