Managerial Communication for the Arabian Gulf


The Arabian Gulf comprises some of the most thriving economies of the world. Since the discovery of oil, the openness to commercial activity has attracted many MNCs and this has led to a proliferation of activity in both the industrial and service sectors. The region also boasts one of the largest contemporary expatriate communities, resulting in a dynamic and multicultural managerial environment. The complexity of this workforce and its inherent diversity, made up of more than two hundred different national cultures, present managers with a considerable communication challenge.
This volume provides an accessible introduction to managerial communication in the region targeted at practitioners, managers, and students. It provides extensive practical advice as well as insights from current academic thinking.


About the Author(s)

Valerie Priscilla Goby

Valerie Priscilla Goby, PhD, is a professor in the College of Business at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. She has published widely in the fields of business, management, and communicatio…

Catherine Nickerson

Catherine Nickerson, PhD, is also a professor at Zayed University, with an interest in intercultural communication and in the use of English in international business.

Chrysi Rapanta

Chrysi Rapanta, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and her interests include argumentation. The authors have lived and worked in the Gulf for a total of 20 years.

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April 21, 2016





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