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Cases on Business and Management in the MENA Region

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The Middle East and North Africa are often overlooked when discussing business and management, however, they continue to play an increasing role in the development of current and future trends. A closer look at these topic areas opens the door for development and innovation and resulting implications.Cases on Business and Management in the MENA Region: New Trends and Opportunities presents a careful blend of conceptual, theoretical and applied research in regard to the relationship between the Middle East and North Africa region and business and management. This casebook explores the importance of these relationships, aspects related to ICT, accounting, data protection, usability concerning corporate change, and supply chain management. This publication will further theories and practices in this region, as it provides a voice for regional business and management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. TEACHING WITH AND LEARNING FROM CASES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Accounting
    1. Chapter 1: Blending Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with an Accounting System
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. 1- ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. 2- SETTING THE STAGE
      4. 3- CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. 4- RESULTS OF THE SUCCESS: BROADER ICT INTEGRATION
    2. Chapter 2: Accounting and Auditing of Financial Derivatives
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AN OVERVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF MARIDIVE AND OIL SERVICES
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Electronic Commerce and Management Accountants in Egypt
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 4: A Comparative Analysis of Activity-Based Costing and Traditional Costing Systems
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. 1- ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. 2- SETTING THE STAGE
      4. 3- CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. 4- CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. 5- COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND PRACTICAL INSIGHTS: TRADITIONAL VERSUS ABC
  9. Section 2: Finance
    1. Chapter 5: Centralizing Integrated Long Range Planning and Budgeting
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. BENEFITS TO CENTRALIZATION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Premium International for Credit Services
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: THE HISTORY BEHIND PICS
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: THE PICS BUSINESS MODEL
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: PICS’S FINANCIAL POSITION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGE FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. RECOMMENDED APPROACH: THE CONSULTANT
    3. Chapter 7: The Alexandria Mineral Oils Company (AMOC)
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INDUSTRY AND ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. THE CHALLENGE: STRATEGIC INVESTOR DILEMMA
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
  10. Section 3: Management
    1. Chapter 8: Path to Success
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Facing Organizational Change and Stress Management
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. Appendix
  11. Section 4: Management Information Systems
    1. Chapter 10: Strategic Role of Information Technology in a Multinational Company
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RESEARCH BACKGROUND
      4. 4. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      5. 5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Implementing Business Intelligence in the Dynamic Beverages Sales and Distribution Environment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE CASE FIRM
    3. Chapter 12: Ghabbour Group ERP Deployment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  12. Section 5: Marketing
    1. Chapter 13: Ariel Egypt
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION: PATH TO MARKET LEADERSHIP
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    2. Chapter 14: Social Marketing in Egypt
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: NAHDET EL MAHROUSA
      4. THE “YOUNG INNOVATORS AWARDS” (YIA) PROGRAM
      5. MARKETING FOR NGOS, THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL MARKETING THEORY
      6. EVOLUTION OF NGOS IN EGYPT AND THEIR USE OF SOCIAL MARKETING
      7. MODELS OF SOCIAL MARKETING IN EGYPT BASED ON SIZE OF ORGANIZATIONS
      8. EVOLUTION OF YIA PROGRAM
      9. THE FUTURE OF THE “YOUNG INNOVATORS AWARDS” PROGRAM:
    3. Chapter 15: Honda Power Products
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. MARKET ANALYSIS
      4. MARKETING STRATEGY
      5. THE FUTURE OF ICII AS A MARKET LEADER
  13. Section 6: Operations Management
    1. Chapter 16: Mona El Fadly
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. THE SUPPLY SIDE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: KOHLER®
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPANY BACKGROUND
      4. PRODUCT LINES
      5. KOHLER CO. IN THE MIDDLE EAST
      6. RETAIL-BASED MARKETS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
      7. PROJECT-BASED MARKETS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
      8. INITIAL FORECASTING METHODOLOGY
      9. INITIAL FORECASTING PERFORMANCE FOR PROJECT-BASED MARKETS
      10. ORDERING IN PROJECTS: THE TENDERING PROCESS
      11. THE NEW FORECASTING METHODLOGY
      12. CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors