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DECISION Making Styles: A Saudi Managerial Context. Mustafa M. Ashwi King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia 8th Congress of The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Isle of Spetses, July 11-15, 2006, Greece.

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DECISION Making Styles:A Saudi Managerial Context

Mustafa M. Ashwi

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Saudi Arabia

8th Congress of The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Isle of Spetses, July 11-15, 2006, Greece.


studies sampled too few countries to discern which cultural values are associated with reliance on what sources.

Background


(1) the individual’s own expertise, based on prior experience and training;

(2) social sources - typically superiors, subordinates, specialists, and co-workers;

Managing Org. Events


The executives & middle managers were asked to respond to eight events.


The events are:

(1) When a vacancy arises that requires appointment of a new subordinate in your department;

(2) When one of your subordinates does consistently good work;

(3) When one of your subordinates does consistently poor work;

(4) When some of the equipment or machinery in your department seems to need replacement;


The eight sources of guidance were listed, as follows:

(1) ‘Formal rules and procedures’;

(2) ‘Unwritten rules as to ‘how things are usually done around here’’;

(3) ‘My subordinates’;


(4) ‘Specialists outside my department’;

(5) ‘Other people at my level’;

(6) ‘My superior’;

(7) ‘Opinions based on my own experience and training’; and

(8) ‘Beliefs which are widely accepted in my country as to what is right’.


Objective

  • To investigate the Saudi executives' & middle managers decision making styles on the basis of studying how they manage different events or situations.


Questions of the study

  • How managing different events is related to some variables such as age, seniority, education, company size, ownership, activity and other related variables?

  • What are the differences between Saudi top managers and middle managers' decision making styles?


The sample (N=328) was drawn accidentally from both public and private sectors companies in Saudi Arabia.


Results


Significant differences

1- non written rules

2- Relying on experts

3- Relying on superiors


4- Relying on Beliefs

5- Relying on family


Discussion

  • Are the significant differences attributed to:

  • Cross-cultural differences?

    OR

  • Sub-cultural differences?

    OR

    - Both?


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