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The Arabic Culture of Jordan and its impacts on a wider Jordanian adoption of business continuity management

Meaton, Julia and Sawalha, Ihab (2012) The Arabic Culture of Jordan and its impacts on a wider Jordanian adoption of business continuity management. Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning, 6 (1). pp. 84-95. ISSN 1749-9216

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Abstract

Culture is important to individuals and societies, as well as organisations. Failing to address cultural aspects will hinder the wider adoption and development of business continuity management (BCM) and will subsequently increase the vulnerabilities of organisations to crises, disasters and business interruptions. Three main issues are discussed in this paper. The first is the background to culture and the characteristics of the Jordanian culture. Secondly, the influence of the Arab culture on the wider adoption and development of BCM in Jordan is considered. Thirdly, the paper looks at potential factors that underpin the role of culture in the BCM process in Jordan. These issues are significant, as they represent the characteristics and influence of the Arab culture. This paper contributes to the understanding of the significance of culture in the adoption and development of BCM for organisations operating in Jordan and in the Arab world more generally. It also highlights current cultural changes and trends taking place in the Arab world in a time of huge political instability in the Middle East and Arab countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: Julia Meaton
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15469

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