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Title: Evaluating leadership development in the Omani private sector : an empirical study of The National CEO Program
Author: Al-Sawai, Hilal Hamood Hilal
ISNI:       0000 0004 7231 7226
Awarding Body: Leeds Beckett University
Current Institution: Leeds Beckett University
Date of Award: 2017
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Developing the next generation of private sector Omani leaders is a visible demonstration of the importance and value that the Sultanate assigns to the private sector's role in the future performance of Oman's economy, which will deliver clear results within the context of rapid changes in the global economy. However, transfer of learning is still not well understood, particularly in the Arab Gulf States. Therefore, the present study focuses on this leadership transfer of learning from private sector companies and seeks to understand how the Omani private sector develops efficient leaders for senior positions. This study employs a qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews with two groups. The first group includes individuals in management and programme design in private Omani organisations, and the second group consists of participants of The National CEO Program. Supporting business growth national CEO program is best Practices in Oman private sectors in term strategic provider of future leaders' development solutions. The aim of this study is to evaluating leadership development and practices in Oman Private sector: an empirical study of national CEO program, the main question is: How can the Omani private sector develop effective leaders for senior positions? The subsidiary three questions are: RQ1: What approach to leadership development? RQ2: What are existing solution and assessment of leadership development? RQ3: Is the numbers of leaders begin Developed for present and future is sufficient for Oman Private sector? The development of the model of leadership development and transfer of learning is a significant theoretical contribution of the study because it is the first type of model in Omani culture and it links leadership development with transfer of learning. The results of this study are expected to contribute to real-world practice by offering a suitable model for the Omani labour market that develops leadership development programmes and transfers learning in the Omani cultural environment.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.B.A) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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