The Palestinian Executive by Farid Muna & Grace C. Khoury

Released in September 2012, The Palestinian Executive (Ashgate) is a book that is based on field research in the West Bank and Gaza, which involved interviewing 110 executives from 63 publicly and family-owned companies. Using a cross-cultural and contextual approach, the authors examine the leadership styles of successful senior executives and managers living and working under challenging conditions in Palestine.

The book explores the impact of culture, environmental pressures, and harsh circumstances on doing business in Palestine; sheds light on the leadership, interpersonal, and decision-making styles of successful Palestinian executives; provides specific recommendations on how to develop future business leaders.

About the Authors: 

Farid A. Muna studied and worked in both the West and the Middle East. He earned his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, US, and his PhD from London Business School, UK. He is Chairman of Meirc Training & Consulting. Dr Muna is the author of The Arab Executive and Seven Metaphors on Management, and the co-author of Developing Multicultural Leaders.

Grace C. Khoury has been a faculty member in the business administration and marketing department at Birzeit University, Palestine for over twenty two years. She is also the director of the MBA program. Dr Khoury has written a number of case studies and published several articles on leadership, entrepreneurship, and management. She holds an MBA from Suffolk University, Boston, USA, and a PhD in Human Resource Management from Bradford University, UK.

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