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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

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.


Background

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

Background


Managing org events

(1) the individual values are associated with reliance on what sources.’s own expertise, based on prior experience and training;

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

Managing Org. Events



The events are: eight events.

(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: eight events.

(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’; eight events.

(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
Objective eight events.

  • 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
Questions of the study eight events.

  • 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
Results and private sectors companies in Saudi Arabia.


Significant differences
Significant differences and private sectors companies in Saudi Arabia.

1- non written rules

2- Relying on experts

3- Relying on superiors


4- Relying on Beliefs and private sectors companies in Saudi Arabia.

5- Relying on family


Discussion
Discussion and private sectors companies in Saudi Arabia.

  • Are the significant differences attributed to:

  • Cross-cultural differences?

    OR

  • Sub-cultural differences?

    OR

    - Both?


Thank you
THANK YOU and private sectors companies in Saudi Arabia.


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