Controversial debates about workforce nationalisation: Perspectives from the Qatari higher education industry

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Younis, H., Elsharnouby, T. and Elbanna, S. (2023). Controversial debates about workforce nationalisation: Perspectives from the Qatari higher education industry. Human Resource Development International. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2023.2217734
AuthorsYounis, H., Elsharnouby, T. and Elbanna, S.
Abstract

Workforce nationalisation in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries is a crucial challenge for their development plans. The current study explores controversial debates about workforce nationalisation to understand the existing threats from the views of less examined key stakeholders, namely, educators and senior students. The study argues that the identified obstacles relate not only to policy flaws but also to the education – employability gap, phantom employment, and detrimental social and community perceptions. Given its exploratory nature, the study adopts a qualitative approach and uses 28 semi-structured interviews to identify critical obstacles to effective workforce nationalisation from human development, legal development, and socio-cultural perspectives. The findings contribute to the literature on GCC workforce nationalisation by unpacking educators’ and senior students’ views.

KeywordsOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Year2023
JournalHuman Resource Development International
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1367-8868
1469-8374
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2023.2217734
Funder/Clientpaper was made possible by NPRP
he Qatar National Research Fund
Publication dates
Online27 May 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted14 May 2023
Deposited30 Jun 2023
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Open
Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Page range1-25
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