Linzi Kemp

Linzi Kemp
American University of Ras Al Khaimah · Business School

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Publications (44)
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Employer subsidized ‘recuperation travel’ has emerged in China as a workplace bonus operating predominantly in the public sector. As a novel and emerging tourism model, the potential for recuperation travel could reach as high as 250 million clients, which warrants greater attention from both practitioners and academicians. This paper sheds new ins...
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Purpose The study aims to discover influences on the career intentions of millennials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach Qualitative data about career intentions were collected from a sample group (#50) of students at an international university in the UAE. Participant's responses were recorded in five groups, composed...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate career choices by female graduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to determine factors that influenced their entry, abandonment or persistence of STEM careers. Design/methodology/approach Life history narratives were collected from a sample group of employed citizens...
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Purpose The purpose of this conceptual paper was to investigate the contribution of the “Pipeline”, as a metaphor for building theory about Women-on-Boards (WoB) in the Arab world. Design/methodology/approach Narratives about women's progress in Arab countries were collected from a range of sources and content was analysed to identify emergent the...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the aims, objectives and structure of a two-day Think Tank, “Gender in Organisations in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region”, held at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on 18–19 March 2019. Design/methodology/approach The paper will explain the design decis...
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Most previous studies of academic dishonesty have been conducted in North America and Europe, and have focused on the contextual, institutional, and individual factors that influence students’ propensity to cheat. While such studies offer useful background and structure to this endemic problem, this study aimed to gain deeper insights into student...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to apply the lens of representative bureaucracy (RB) to women’s representation at management level in governments and government-owned companies in Arab Gulf states (AGS), and to consider the implications for government stability, legitimacy and performance. Design/methodology/approach Data were analysed of t...
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The lived experiences of foreign women were explored to discover influences on their international working lives. Life history narratives were collected in interviews with 12 participants who were female, foreign (nationality differs from their country of employment) and employed or a business owner in the United Arab Emirates. A phenomenological f...
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The case study university was established for women’s education by federal decree of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the 1990s. It was selected as it has a high percentage of women leaders. That situation is unusual, particularly in the male dominated socio-cultural environment of the Middle East. Regional statistics on women in academia are anal...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how cultural orientations influence Emirati women’s career development. Drawing on the cultural theories of Hofstede (1980, 2001) and House et al. (2004), the authors investigated the cultural orientations of a sample of 19 women in the United Arab Emirates. Design/methodology/approach – In-depth...
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Gender was consistently identified as a major force in all editions of Images of Organization (Morgan, 1986, 1997, 2006), yet 30 years after publication of Morgan’s (1986) seminal work, women’s equality remains elusive in twenty-first-century workplaces. This state of affairs became the stimulus for the present research study, and its purpose the e...
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This scholarly study is the first to compare business leadership in the Arab Gulf states in terms of the presence of female managers in various positions. It documents the status of women leaders - senior executives and managers - through a quantitative gender analysis of 2805 private and publicly listed companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sta...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate the symbolic meaning attributed by women in academia to workplace artifacts. Design/methodology/approach – The research approach is that of auto-ethnography, whereby the authors, as researchers and participants, explore symbolic meaning from artifacts in their working environment. Findings – Three...
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A cultural framework to time is investigated in this empirical study of two meetings conducted in the United Arab Emirates. Eleven participants, from at least five nationalities, attended meetings conducted in one organization. Qualitative data are collected from these two meetings through a process of nonparticipant observation. Vignettes, constru...
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Subject area – Leadership, international business, financial reporting, entrepreneurship Study level/applicability – The case study is aimed at undergraduate students at a 300 level. Case overview – Mr Badr Jafar, co-founder of the Pearl Initiative (PI), is the chief protagonist in this case study set in the Gulf Arab states. He launched this com...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the state of affairs in the Sultanate of Oman for the presence (or absence) of women in senior and managerial roles in private companies. The study also investigates where women are located within the organisations (e.g. as board members, chief officers, vice presidents, top management, division...
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Web 2.0-based workplace learning is defined in this article as informal learning that takes place in the workplace through connections and collaborations mediated by Web 2.0 technology. Web 2.0-based workplace learning has the potential to enhance organisational learning and development. However, little systematic research has been published that e...
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In today's globalized business environment, managers regularly interact with employees from different cultures. Since meetings are endemic to all business organizations, better understanding of the way meetings are conducted in diverse cross-cultural settings may increase organizational effectiveness. This study investigated business meetings in th...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the progress in the United Arab Emirates towards achievement of Millennium Development Goal (3), “gender equality”, by the target date of 2015. Design/methodology/approach Demographic, social, and labor force statistics are collected from United Arab Emirates' government reports, the World Econom...
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Purpose The aim of the paper is to evidence the development of scientific management through the lens of postmodernism. Design/methodology/approach The four principles of scientific management are deconstructed through a postmodern lens. Current management practices are analyzed for indicators of development in scientific management. Findings The...
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The cultural dimension of Uncertainty Avoidance is analysed in this study of an introduction to blended learning for international students. Content analysis was conducted on the survey narratives collected from three cohorts of management undergraduates in the United Arab Emirates. Interpretation of certainty with blended learning was found in: st...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to research the state of affairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the presence (or absence) of women in senior business leadership positions, and to investigate where they are located within organizations (e.g. board members, chief officers, vice presidents, top management, division or unit heads). Desig...
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This activity was designed to help international students overcome the challenge of using social media as a learning tool. Many of these students had little exposure to learning technologies. In this collaborative case study project students work in groups on a wiki, utilizing a blended pedagogical approach (face-to-face and online). Students are s...
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This study explores the purported interrelationships between the three dimensions of cultural intelligence (CQ) - mental, motivational and behavioural, and the role of intrapersonal intelligence in cross-cultural adaptation. The authors drew on the data collected, in 2004 and 2010, from 42 interviews with expatriate managers employed by Australian...
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Informal learning takes place in the workplace through connection and collaboration mediated by Web 2.0 applications. However, little research has yet been published that explores informal learning and how to integrate it with workplace training. We aim to address this research gap by developing a conceptual Web 2.0-based workplace learning and tra...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the corporate social responsibility (CSR) content on corporate web sites and in annual reports, to identify the prevailing CSR dimensions and themes employed by the aviation industry of Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The authors use a qualitative content analysis of annual reports and corp...
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A qualitative study of primary health care teams in the UK provides insight into their co-ordination or learning-orientation and how this affects member commitment, conceptions of ‘core’ and periphery, group identification and willingness to integrate roles. Even if the ideal of a learning-oriented primary health care team is viewed as a myth, it c...
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Title – Implications for recruitment in a multinational organization: a case study of human resource management in the United Arab Emirates. Subject area – The case study aims to investigate human resource management issues of national importance, and specific recruitment issues important to the company. Study level/applicability – Students studyin...
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Title – Noor Dubai Foundation: managing blindness in developing countries Subject area – Business, management. Study level/applicability – This case is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying topics related to human resources, decision making, managing in multinational companies and crisis management. In addition, the case is...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to stress the importance of effectively gaining access to organizations for fieldwork, an essential element of work for a qualitative researcher. Design/methodology/approach The paper investigates the cold calling and networking involved when 29 prospective organizations were contacted to gain permission to und...
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This article considers the culture of learning communities for effective teaching. A learning community is defined here as an environment where learners are brought together to share information, to learn from each other, and to create new knowledge. The individual student develops her/his own learning by building on learning from others. In a lear...
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Kemp, L.J. (2006). Learning about teamwork in an online study environment. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 2(1), 30-41.
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Kemp, L.J. (2005). Teaching and Learning about business ethics. Philosophy for Business, 17. http://www.isfp.co.uk/businesspathways/
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My personal experience with teamwork, convinces me that what actually happens does not necessarily fit with theories about teams (Tuckman 1965, Borgatti 1996). Anecdotes relayed from working students, and subsequent research evidenced 'misfit- tings' between organisational theories (ideals) and organisational practice (reality) of teamwork (Ovretve...
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Methods and Environments for Education and Training. Collaborative Learning. Community Building. Blended Learning. Emerging Learning Environments. The building of a blended community of learning in an international classroom is an example of an emerging learning environment. Multicultural students of management were more used to a traditional teach...

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