Knowledge Transfer between Partners to Achieve Competitiveness in SA (Hardcover)
Knowledge Transfer between Partners to Achieve Competitiveness in Saudi Arabia By Esam Adel Halawani | Published: 22 April 2019 | Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-910781-41-8: Buy from Lulu | Buy at Amazon | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-910781-46-3: Buy from Lulu | Digital version: Buy Kindle at Amazon | Buy at Google Play | Buy at CEEOL
Knowledge Transfer between Partners to Achieve Competitiveness in Saudi Arabia
By Esam Adel Halawani
Published: 22 April 2019
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This book draws on experience and knowledge on bridging the knowledge gap between multinational corporations (MNCs) and their Saudi strategic partners in order to streamline the Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Dr Halawani explores and explains the processes by which MNCs’ affiliates achieve competitiveness from the knowledge management and organisational learning perspective.
“At the time of completion of this monograph, oil prices were in the range of $ 110 and it collapsed in 2015 to $40 which coincided with and perhaps influenced by a range of factors. Firstly, the entry of new energy suppliers to compete with OPEC. The USA exploited their untapped oil fields (Shale oil) and started production. Also, the economic embargo on Iran was lifted which allowed it to flood the market with 10 years’ worth of oil stocks. Secondly, the revision to Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical role in the region as a result of the civil wars; in Syria (in the north), Yemen (in the south) and the rise of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It was obvious that there was a vacuum of power surrounding the GCC region and there was an urgent need for leadership to instil stability. Saudi Arabia rose to challenge to stabilize the region with the support of Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait. This was achieved when the Saudi government activated and expedited plans for diversifying the economy which was introduced by the late King Abdulla Al-Saud in the form on “Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030”. This is a road map that encompasses the government’s ambition to transform the country from three directions; societal transformation, economical production and its interaction and contribution to the global community. In order to develop the institutional capacity to achieve such ambitious vision, it was launched in 24 government bodies (operating in the development and economic sectors) and linked to an executive initiative called the National Transformational Program (NTP). The NTP is mandated to report progress in a range of economical and societal initiatives in 2020.”
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: What do we know about knowledge transfers?
- Chapter 3: Methodology and research design
- Chapter 4: Analysis and findings
- Chapter 5: Conclusion
- Chapter 6: Reflections
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr Esam Adel Halawani obtained his 1st degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (K.F.U.P.M) in 1999. He worked for a few of the most prestigious distribution firms in Saudi Arabia specialising in Logistics and Distribution Operations Optimisation. His span of knowledge and expertise covers; FMCG, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Medical & Surgical Equipment, Dairy products. Then, he obtained both an MBA (2009) and a PhD (2014) from the Management School of the University of Sheffield-UK in Strategic Management. He is currently working for Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) as an Assistant Professor teaching a diverse range of courses such as; Strategic Management and Operations management in addition to directing the co-op program for the College of Business Administration in PMU.
Dr Esam’s roles in the industry revolved around bridging the knowledge gap between multinational corporations (MNCs) and their Saudi strategic partners in order to streamline the Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Such extensive practical experience in the Saudi Market has influenced his research interests when combined with academic knowledge in the field of Strategic Management. His main area of research focuses on exploring and understanding the processes by which MNCs’ affiliates achieve competitiveness. This book focused on exploring this process from knowledge management (KM) and organisational learning (OL) perspectives.
CREDITS: Cover Design: Gizem Cakir | Cover Image: By Carlos Castilla, Royalty-free stock illustration ID: 672565915 at Shutterstock.com
Publisher: Transnational Press London
Published: 22 April 2019
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight (approx.): 0.54 kg
Dimensions (approx.): 15.24cm wide x 22.86cm tall
Black and White