The Saudi Managerial Environment: A Review Essay and Lecture
Human resources planners must respond to the quantitative as well as the qualitative needs of an economy when deciding development strategies. Saudi Arabia’s strategy for overcoming deficiencies in both the quality and quantity of human resources is well known: after decades of importing labour a policy of ‘Saudisation’, or replacing foreign employees with Saudi workers, is now in place. But planners must also show the same resolve to address the qualitative difficulties faced by the Kingdom’s indigenous labour force. Although Saudi Arabia has been able to afford to hire expatriate employees, finance higher education for its youth and provide vocational training for workers, a higher-quality performance at the managerial level is needed to achieve continued diversification.
KeywordsSmall Business Saudi Arabia Comparative International Development Loan Application State Spending
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