The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bold plans to build several major industries as an alternative to its current high oil dependent economy. Against this backdrop this paper presents findings of interviews with managers from twenty private sector companies operating in the United Arab Emirates. Specifically the research has concentrated on understanding the recruitment intentions these organizations and gauging their level of preparedness to employ UAE nationals for future vacancies. It attempts to clearly identify both the positive and negative perceptions employers' held with respect of the employability of UAE nationals and to understand the rationale behind those perceptions.
|Title of host publication||Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||conference proceedings|
|Editors||Gabriel Ogunmokun, Rony Gabbay, Janelle Rose|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Publisher||Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Biennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (2nd : 2006) - Paris|
Duration: 10 Jul 2006 → 13 Jul 2006
|Conference||Biennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (2nd : 2006)|
|Period||10/07/06 → 13/07/06|
Cartmell, J., & Nesbit, P. (2006). Human capital development in the United Arab Emirates: private sector employer perceptions regarding the recruitment of UAE nationals. In G. Ogunmokun, R. Gabbay, & J. Rose (Eds.), Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development: conference proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 713-719). Paris: Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development.