Within this section of the website you will find a selection of recent research publications and white papers.
The results of a groundbreaking research project into the Gulf Arab Management Style. This research report contains important insight into using the Gulf Region’s unique attributes and capabilities to deliver sustainable competitive advantage. Whereas existing leadership methods, training and coaching use Western approaches, OSC’s unique research identified Management and Leadership methods that Gulf-based organisations can develop and replicate to deliver significant benefits.
Practical guidance and recommendations employers wishing to employ more women and develop their female workforce in order to take advantage of this often untapped talent pool. Based on OSC’s work conducting Saudi Arabia’s largest business-focused research project into women’s employment, this white paper contains unique insights. Further information, including toolkits and supporting information, can be found at www.employingwomen.com
Recommendations for best-practice approaches to GCC Nationalisation based on extensive research over two years. The white paper is ideal reading for Gulf organisations that wish to maximise the value of their National talent.
Much of the advice available to the HR function (HRF) on International HR management is tactical and operational, covering subjects such as expatriate deployment and conditions, local culture and legislation, global working practices and employment models in overseas territories. This paper, in contrast, focuses on the HRF’s key contribution to global strategy and to the successful commercial implementation of that strategy (especially in sales), and proposes that the HRF has a critical role in the achievement of sustainable competitive advantage for global organisations.