National Identity and Cross Border Business Focus of Expatriate and National Managers in the UAE

Bhanugopan Ramudu, Dianne Bealer

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate the dimensions of national identity and cross border business focus for six different nationalities in a Middle Eastern work environment. Data were collected from 213 employees working in educational institutions, medical and oil related organizations in United Arab Emirates. Factor analysis was used to determine the underlying factor structures of National Identity and Cross border Business focus. The results demonstrated that the most significant demographic variables affecting National Identity and Cross Border Business Focus were age, level of education, industry and religion and the less significant were gender, country of origin and nationality. This paper contributes to knowledge on national identity and augments explanation on cross border business focus of both expatriates and nationals. Implications, limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEIBA 2013
Subtitle of host publicationTransnational firms, markets and institutions
Place of PublicationBelgium
PublisherEIBA
Pages1-34
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventEuropean International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference - Brennan, Germany, Germany
Duration: 12 Dec 201314 Dec 2013

Conference

ConferenceEuropean International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryGermany
Period12/12/1314/12/13

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