An investor's crucial guide to the changing face of Saudi Arabian business Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia is an essential reference guide, informing investors on the key issues that define how business will be done as the nation's family-owned businesses change hands. Supported by the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council, this book introduces the reader to the new Saudi entrepreneur and explains why Saudi Arabia's boom deserves more of the world's attention. As the heads of family-owned businesses age and corporate boards are reshaped, business practices will be influenced by the ascension of the country's young leaders. Interviews with young Saudi entrepreneurs describe the challenges, triumphs, failed attempts, and successful endeavors they experience every day as time-tested traditional models bump up against more modern, innovative ideas and methods. The book's companion website features a variety of useful tools and documents that help readers implement the concepts presented, and the firsthand information provides deep insight into the future of these companies. Saudi Arabia is profoundly influencing the technological advances of multiple industries through increasing collaboration and in-country partnerships with communities around the world. The evolution of the Kingdom's family-owned businesses is becoming more important to investors as young Saudis claim their legacies, and this book provides an insightful understanding of the changing nature of Saudi business. Meet the emerging entrepreneur class of Saudi Arabia Learn how the Saudi boom affects global business Discover what investors need to know about the Saudi economy Examine how time and technology is reshaping the way business is done Gain useful insight into the direction management of the Kingdom's growth will take over the next five years The Saudi economy constitutes thirty percent of the Arab world's GDP, and sixty percent of the population is under the age of thirty. Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia provides essential information investors need to navigate the changing tide of doing business in Saudi Arabia.
‘Working and Living in Saudi Arabia’ provides valuable cultural and practical business information necessary for all professionals working and travelling to Saudi Arabia, including those who may be working and living in other Middle East countries. It also addresses the many changes and opportunities of particular interest to businesswomen and for men who will be working with women, both Saudi and expatriate.Essential reading for all business executives working in Saudi Arabia.
The practical guide to investing in emerging markets Though potentially risky, investing in emerging markets can offer extremely attractive returns. Opportunities in Emerging Markets offers practical advice for investors based on the real life experiences—both positive and negative—of practitioners, pioneer investors, and local heroes with experience in frontier markets. Exploring how every developing market has its own unique regional cultures and social structures that change the way investors invest, and must be understood in order to make wise investments, the book combines standard approaches to investing with the exigencies of frontier markets to create an invaluable framework for success. A collection of useful ideas that investors—institutions, general partners, limited partners, or shareholders—can draw upon when investing money in emerging markets, the book includes essential information on one of the most attractive opportunities for beating traditional markets and investments. If access, downside, and predictability can be managed, there's a great deal of money to be made in emerging markets, and this book shows how. Both investors and investment managers need to understand fundamental success factors, real framework conditions, and hidden pitfall and in Opportunities in Emerging Markets, author Gordian Gaeta analyses these intricacies in depth. Gives investors of all kinds the information they need to succeed in emerging markets Incorporates real life experiences—both good and bad—to help readers avoid common mistakes and maximize their returns Includes interviews with Mark Mobius, Jim Rogers, Marc Faber, and other leading names in the emerging markets sector For those traders brave enough to engage in high-risk/high-return investing, Opportunities in Emerging Markets is an excellent overview of the world's toughest frontier markets and how to conquer them. Featuring interviews with some of the top investors in the field, this is the definitive guide to the perils and pitfalls of investing in these highly volatile markets.
Project Report from the year 2014 in the subject Computer Science - Internet, New Technologies, grade: A, , course: Projects in Computer Information Systems Capstone Course, language: English, abstract: The business world is rapidly changing. The principal reason of this persistent change is, without a doubt, the technology. Not only theoretically, by adding new terminologies to the business Wiki and archiving numerous financial eBooks on Kindle libraries, but also virtually, by flourishing small businesses and terminating other top market value ones, the Internet, in particular, has redefined the word 'business'.eCommerce "Electronic Commerce" and eAuction "Electronic Auction" are just examples of the effects of the Internet on modern businesses and corporations. There are many reasons why both individuals and organizations conduct their businesses online these days. From an individual's perspective, convenience is one important reason why a college student who doesn't have a car may consider Amazon over Wal-Mart to purchase a new 55-inch T.V. Another reason is the ability to make comparisons among a wide range of similar products and competitor merchants. On the other hand, organizations have found a new market on the Internet. In fact, the competition has compelled them to find new opportunities online.For this project, I have researched and investigated the reasons behind the slow eBusiness development in Saudi Arabia. Since an eGovernment ...
Scientific Study from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, , language: English, abstract: This research will focus on a critical assessment of leadership and employee performance in oil and gas sector of Saudi Arabia by taking into account three top petroleum companies.To achieve this aim, the following list of objectives are formed- To evaluate the link between employee performance and leadership in selected organisations- To discover how leadership patterns affect employees' performance- To explore the impact of leadership style on employees' productivity- To investigate the factors affecting the performance of employees in selected organisationSaudi Arabia as a nation is presently facing a quick increase in the number of entrepreneurs who establish businesses related to wholesales, maintenance and production industries in local areas. These businesses are increasing the expectations and interactions between the entrepreneur and employees on a daily basis. Due to this fact, the study will be of a huge importance in a number of ways:1. It will help expose the relationship between organisational performance and leadership and how leadership techniques could be useful for petroleum industries to manage the environmental influences and differences.2. It will be useful for students of business administration who may become entrepreneurs, managers and leaders in the future.3. The study will also help the leaders and ...
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Even though Saudi Arabia has taken a zero-tolerance approach to ISIS, the Kingdom undermines whatever good work it does by continuing to spend billions of dollars spreading Wahhabism, its ultraconservative brand of Islam Ð recent polling data suggesting that support for ISIL within Saudi Arabia hovers around 5%; representing over a half a million potential donors to ISIL. These statistics indicate that the line between Islam and violent extremism is becoming increasingly blurred in Saudi Arabia. Hence this book focuses on improving religious- and human rights education in the Kingdom; also in view of Saudi Arabia and its allies continuing to downplay the collateral impacts of their years-long bombing campaign in Yemen. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Saudi Arabia; by exploring both social scientific and Islamic approaches, so that human rights, religious education and gender mainstreaming can be improved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Newly revised as of March, 2013, this book is an indispensable tool for any company seeking to open new business lines in the Kingdom. The book covers the new Saudi mortgage law, arbitration code and more. Doing business in Saudi Arabia can be perilous for the new enterprise but promises rich rewards. Those who wish to tap the commercial riches of doing business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia need this book. Unlike other books about doing business in the Kingdom, this practical guide will help you avoid the mistakes and pitfalls for the unwary. Among the topics covered are: Corporate Formation, Government Contracts, Tort Law, Saudi Powers of Attorney, Banking System, Islamic Finance, Opening Bank Accounts, Securities Business, Private Placements, Foreign Investment, Import Standards, Customs, Contractor Classification, Types of Business Entities, Agency and Distribution, Real Property, Mortgage and Finance Laws, Conveyancing, Liquidation, Labor Law, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Mining, E-Commerce and Data Protection, WTO Issues, Corrupt Practices, Dispute Resolution...and more. Similar books sell for two or three times the price.
Research paper from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, , language: English, abstract: This paper discusses the influence of e-commerce on Saudi females and investigates the factors affecting the adoption of e-commerce in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).Recently, e-commerce started to get more attention in KSA, particularly among Saudi females. Cultural conditions along with the major role played by the social media have influenced Saudi females to enter the market.Although Saudi Arabia is considered one of the biggest personal computers markets in the Arab world, e-commerce is growing slowly. The main reason behind the slow adoption pattern is believed to be related to the complexity of providing a proper infrastructure and establishing trust between businesses and the customers. In addition to users readiness, privacy issues, cultural issues, payment issues, and the standard rules that states and guarantees the rights of both parties involved in the online trade.
How to apply the value investing model to today's high-growth Asian companies This revised edition of Value Investing in Growth Companies serves as a step-by-step guide that lets investors combine the value investing and growth investing models to find excellent investment opportunities in emerging Asian companies. Though these two investing styles are very different, the authors' proprietary «jigsaw puzzle» model integrates them into a holistic investing approach that will help readers enjoy the kind of extraordinary results that investors like Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch built their fortunes on. This model focuses on four vital criteria that, when combined, pinpoint excellent companies in which to invest. Those criteria are: simple business models, quality management, healthy financial numbers, and accurate valuation. This book shows investors how to find growth companies in Asia that combine these four criteria for nearly surefire profits. Offers a sensible and stress-free investing strategy that is ideal for anyone looking for investment opportunities in fast-growing Asian countries This revised edition includes new case studies focused specifically on Asian companies and their unique characteristics Perfect for investors who want to focus on high-growth, small-cap companies that offer excellent potential returns
Emerging markets are big news. But after the financial crisis, what does the future really hold for them? And what does this future mean for global business? George Magnus, one of the world's most respected economic analysts, is your guide through the challenges and opportunities for emerging markets and those doing business in them. This magisterial book looks in detail at China and India – the big players – and also less hyped but crucial markets, including Eastern European countries and Turkey. Magnus takes in his sweep everything from commodity prices to climate change, and from comparative advantage to demographic to provide a compelling analysis of what the future might look like – not just for emerging markets, but for investors, businesses and economies everywhere. Uprising is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the global economy.
The fifth installment of the Fisher Investments On series is a comprehensive guide to understanding and analyzing investment opportunities within emerging markets. Growing in relative importance in recent years, emerging markets offer dynamic and unique opportunities. Fisher Investments on Emerging Markets can benefit both new and seasoned investors, covering everything from regional basics to country-specific insights to practical investing tactics, including common pitfalls to avoid. This book begins with an overview of emerging markets, followed by a historical narrative of the major emerging market regions—with emphasis on the economic, political, and sentiment drivers that help shape the investing landscape. Discusses regional, and even country-specific, drivers. Examines the major regions, including Russia, China, Latin America, and Asia. Addresses the challenges unique to emerging and developing regions, and some common pitfalls to avoid. Delves into top-down investment methodology as well as individual security analysis. Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate firms in emerging markets—designed to help you identify ones with the greatest probability of outperforming Provides investment strategies for a variety of market environments Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Fisher Investments on Emerging Markets provides a framework for understanding emerging markets. With this book as your guide, you can quickly gain a global perspective on emerging markets and discover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.
Assess the investment opportunities emerging in the newly developing stock markets of Arab Region and compare it from the perspective of both the US and Arabic investors who seek to diversify internationally. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar, representative of the Arabian markets during the period Jan 2003 to Jan 2008, the most advantageous investment strategy is derived using Markowitz Variance-Covariance Analysis.
The Saudi Arabia population demographics herald the coming of the Big Crew Change with the retirement of Generation X workers and the entry of a large Generation Y (Gen Y) segment. This study examined the life priorities and work preferences of Gen Y professionals in Saudi Arabia to understand their motivations, strengths and aptitudes that could guide organizations in forming strategies to effectively recruit, retain and integrate this new generation into the nation's workforce. Gen Y engineering and business professionals from a major company in Saudi Arabia were surveyed and interviewed. The findings revealed the Saudi Gen Y's most important life values and work motivators. This book extended previous studies by providing a rare insight into this young generation in Saudi Arabia from their distinct cultural and religious perspectives that would be valuable to researchers of motivational studies, human values, generational studies, and organizational behavior. Additionally, recommendations for the effective recruitment and retention of this young generation were provided that would help human resource managers understand how to attract, engage and retain this new workforce.
The Roles of women in family businesses and the challenges and opportunities they face in relations to these roles in the family businesses have been explored in this research. Although women are accepted very important players, yet the roles of women are not frequently well-defined. The thesis explores roles of women who play an important role in family firms and challenges and opportunities they have within the Family Businesses in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The purpose of this research is to explore what roles women in family business in Bangladesh and Pakistan have, and challenges and the opportunities they face in relation to these roles. A qualitative approach was used to accomplish the purpose of this thesis. E-mail interview questionnaires from the participants were filled to gather information regarding the roles they play in the family business and the challenges and opportunities they have in the family business. Gender and the succession issue have a central role to play in the women participation in the family business. These factors along with invisibility issue are viewed as main challenges faced by women in the family businesses.