Title

Impact of gender and generational differences in work values and attitudes in an Arab culture

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Thunderbird International Business Review

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

In this article, the work values and attitudes of 241 nationals from the United Arab Emirates are examined. Specifically, we assessed the impact of generational membership and gender on the Islamic work ethic, individualism, attitudes toward women at work, and perceptions of the utility of wasta. Results suggest that values and attitudes held by people in the Middle East are changing on the one hand (e.g., individualism) but are also deeply held on the other (e.g., the Islamic work ethic). Results also suggest that the perceptions about the utility of wasta differ across generations. The implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

ISSN

1096-4762

Publisher

Wiley

Volume

48

Issue

1

First Page

77

Last Page

91

Disciplines

Business

Scopus ID

33645277084

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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