Journal of Competitiveness Studies

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer

Business Cases from Saudi Arabia
I take this occasion to thank all those who have contributed to this second special issue of Competitiveness Studies. I thank the reviewers who provided timely feedback to the authors, thereby helping to improve the manuscripts. I extend a special...
Change ... Changes the Change?
"Going Global" Takes Many Forms, and They All Require Organizational Change Waiting for a flight in the first class lounge in Riyadh international airport, Mr. Mustafa was surprised and very happy to see his old colleague, Mr. Ahmed, who had resigned...
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices: The Case of Saudi Aramco
INTRODUCTION Globalization has rapidly changed the conduct of international business in response to key factors, such as depletion or shortage of resources, economic recessions, disruptive innovation, environmental pollution, and society's expectations...
Daleel Alkhibrah: Integrated Fabric Solutions
INTRODUCTION The textile industry has always been an important market segment in Saudi Arabia. The industry's production of highly customized textiles and fabrics is essential across multiple sectors--including hospitals, laboratories, universities,...
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily)
INTRODUCTION When Ms. Lamya, recently graduated (BSBA--Finance) from King Saud University decided to analyze her father's portfolio, she found that a major portion of it consisted of equity stocks in Mobily, Saudi Arabia's second largest telecom...
King Saud University's Strategic Plan Implementation (KSU 2030)
INTRODUCTION Strategic planning research most often has focused on strategy formulation and development rather than implementation (Alashloo et al., 2005; Aaltonen & Ikavalko, 2002). Yet several studies have demonstrated that strategic planning...
Strategic Human Resource Management in Saudi Arabia's Service Sector
INTRODUCTION One Wednesday morning at 9:35 Abdullah Bin Saeed entered XYZ Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, hoping to apply for a personal bank loan to solve his current financial crisis. After collecting his ticket number, he went to wait in line....
The Perfect Saudi Retail Recipe? Food for Thought
INTRODUCTION The countries in the west of Asia are often referred to as the Gulf region, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This is a strategically located, politically sensitive, and economically...
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