What is it about?
Applying Adams classic Equity Theory to help understand the challenges of Emiratization (Emiratisation). Though it could equally be applied to Saudisation, Kuwaitisation, etc. Having reviewed the literature on Emiratization I make some specific suggestions for overcoming the barriers to workforce nationalization in the UAE (Emiratization) . This research is being used by colleagues in Economics, Public Policy and Human Resource Management/OB across the GCC to illustrate how theory can inform organization and government decision making
Why is it important?
The issue of workforce nationalization in the GCC countries, including the UAE, is a central social and economic concern. Meaningful work for the local population is a priority for ensuring social stability, happiness and prosperity.
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This page is a summary of: Old knowledge for new impacts: Equity theory and workforce nationalization, Journal of Business Research, May 2016, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.022.
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