Decision making in a faith-based environment: Organizational culture versus decision content

Abstract:  The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between decision making, decision content, and organizational culture in faith-based organizations. Contrary to what other researchers have reported about decision content, this study argues that three major values influence decision makers and the way they make and execute decisions. These values are the emphasis on organizational mission, guardianship, and cohesiveness. The findings suggest that training, mentorship, and a clear separation between the management […]

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Good governance practices by local administration in Jordan and USA

Yaghi, A. (2008). Good governance practices by local administration in Jordan and USA. International Journal of Rural Management, 4(1-2), 47-65. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/097300520900400203 Abstract Practicing good governance is a way of strengthening democracy. Good governance from citizens’ perspective means to receive quality public services by democratic means. The aim of this article is to explore how citizens evaluate the performance of local administration in providing them with basic services, and whether Jordanians and Americans perceive good governance practices differently. […]

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Leadership values influencing decision-making: an examination of nine Islamic, Hindu, and Christian nonprofit institutions in the US

Yaghi, A. (2008). Leadership values influencing decision-making: an examination of nine Islamic, Hindu, and Christian nonprofit institutions in the US. South Asian Journal of Management, 15(1), 24. http://search.proquest.com/openview/b6abcc38c2595a4ba08c3fb1b0092f26/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=46967 Abstract The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between decisionmaking, values, and leadership. The study argues that the values of individual leaders can shape the processes of decision-making. Participant observation, content analysis of institutional archives, and structured interview methods are utilized in nine American nonprofit […]

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Is organizational behavior in US Muslim nonprofit institutions religious?

Yaghi, A. (2009). Is organizational behavior in US Muslim nonprofit institutions religious?. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 20(2), 235-249. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nml.251/full Abstract Several researchers argue that religion influences organizational behavior in nonprofit institutions (Lotfy, 2004; Brinckerhoff, 1999). This article examines this claim by outlining major organizational values embraced by the leadership of twenty-eight American Muslim nonprofit institutions. Two surveys were distributed to a random sample of 224 board members and 416 constituents in the southern and southeastern United States. […]

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Quality of Work Life in the Postnationalization of Human Resources: Empirical Examination of Workforce Emiratization in the United Arab Emirates

Yaghi, I., & Yaghi, A. (2014). Quality of Work Life in the Postnationalization of Human Resources: Empirical Examination of Workforce Emiratization in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Public Administration, 37(4), 224-236.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2013.812112 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2013.812112   Abstract In response to the challenge of human resource imbalance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government enacted a nationalization policy (Emiratization) which compelled organizations to hire national job seekers. The present study aimed at assessing the quality of working life […]

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Examining organizational commitment among national and expatriate employees in the private and public sectors in United Arab Emirates

Yaghi, A., & Aljaidi, N. (2014). Examining organizational commitment among national and expatriate employees in the private and public sectors in United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Public Administration, 37(12), 801-811. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2014.907314   Abstract The indigenous manpower deficit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has resulted in hiring of millions of expatriate employees. In the past decade, this situation has led to many concerns for decision makers as organizational productivity declined. The present study aims at examining […]

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