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Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

Journal call for papers from Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

We are currently seeking papers for an exciting new journal, launched by Emerald in 2008. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss, analyse and shape the social, economic and political terrain of the Middle East. Multidisciplinary in scope, the journal will provide theory-based research, and both quantitative and qualitative empirical studies on contemporary issues and debates. The journal will also combine a region-specific orientation with a comparative approach.

Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues' coverage includes but is not limited to:


  • Organizational theory and effectiveness with relevance to the GCC Countries
  • Leadership and management in the Gulf Region
  • Cross cultural dimensions of business and management with reference to the Middle East
  • Marketing, supply chain management, accounting, IT, production, customer service, human resource management in a Middle Eastern context
  • Strategic Management of Companies in the GCC Countries
  • Business ethics in the Middle East
  • Innovation and change theory and practice with relevance to the Gulf Countries
  • Management development and education in the Gulf


  • Curriculum in Middle Eastern education
  • Pedagogy and learning in Middle Eastern education
  • Educational management and administration in the Gulf
  • Teacher education in the GCC Countries
  • Professional development of Middle Eastern teachers
  • Literacy education in the Middle East
  • E-and blended learning in schools and universities of the Gulf Region
  • Language policy and planning in the Middle East
  • Bilingual education in the Middle East
  • Globalization and education with reference to the Gulf Region
  • Immersion Education in the Middle East


  • Language and communication in the Gulf Region
  • Developments in the arts, sport and leisure in the GCC Countries
  • Music and folklore as part of Middle Eastern culture
  • Changes in societal tastes and preferences in a Middle Eastern context
  • Economic factors and their affect on the Gulf region
  • The influence of demographic trends in the Gulf
  • Environmental sustainability in the Middle East
  • Information Technology and Middle Eastern Society
Each paper is reviewed by the editors and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as it is, revised or rejected.

Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues publishes:
  • Research papers by new and established scholars who want to add depth of understanding about the culture, heritage and intricacies of the Middle East
  • Practice-based studies or observations
  • Reviews of books and other scholarly works in print, multimedia and on the web
Submissions should be sent by post or email to the Editors:

Professor James S Pounder
Professor of Management,
Director of Graduate Programs,
College of Business Administration,
The Abu Dhabi University,
P.O. Box 59911,
Abu Dhabi,
Email: [email protected]

Dr Matthew Clarke
H.O.C. 122,
Faculty of Education,
University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]

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