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Wasta in the Jordanian Culture: a Study in the Banking Sector

Ali, Sa'ad, Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. (2013) Wasta in the Jordanian Culture: a Study in the Banking Sector. International Journal of Innovations in Business, 2 (6). pp. 529-550. ISSN Print 2050-621X Online 2050-6228

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Due to globalisation, the emergence and expansion of new overseas markets, extensive use of information and communication technologies in global trade and growing competition between multinational companies, international Human Resource Management (HRM) is an increasingly attractive and popular area of study. However, much of our knowledge is built on an Anglo-Saxon/ European base and there is a paucity of research that considers the transfer of modern (western) principles of HRM to developing countries, particularly in the Middle East. Arguably, Jordan is one country that may benefit from the promise of quality, equality and profitability offered by the systemic approach to managing people. Thus, this paper introduces a PhD research project, currently in its first year, that considers the transfer of western recruitment and selection frameworks into Jordanian culture.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: cross-cultural HRM, culture, Jordan, wasta
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Saad Ali
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 14:07
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:12

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