Challenges Facing Organizational Leaders From The United States And Arab Countries

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Introduction One of the most powerful concepts shaping the modern world is the concept of globalization. This concept is complex and requires the creating of new ideologies involving economic, political and socio-cultural orders. With the dominance of Western powers and the rapidly advancing technologies of the communication and information technology sectors, many Arab countries fear the loss of their traditions and national identity. This fear has propelled the world into conflict (Neyestani & McInturff, 2006). In the current climate of national relations, the relationships between the United States and Arab countries such as the UAE are at times, tense. The nature of business requires the globalization of organizations seeking to expand their footprint. This expansion is seen by some as the attempt by western capitalist cultures to homogenize and destroy existing religious identities and cultures within the Middle East (Neyestani & McInturff, 2006). One of the challenges facing organizational leaders from the U.S. is to integrate western business management styles and principles into the leadership of other societies without making the members of those societies succumb to being encapsulated by the values that contradict their own. Background In order to successfully expand their businesses to regions in global localities, U.S. executives must develop a realistic view of the way people in various regions conduct business. Part of this perspective must include a true

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