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Pairing Hope and Job Satisfaction with MENA Business Leaders
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2019, Pages: 74-79
Received: Jul. 23, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 31, 2019; Published: Sep. 1, 2019
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Caroline Akhras, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
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Hope has the potential to reengineer organizational structure and generate a new vibrant culture committed to positive behavior. Whether brick and mortar business or virtual, business leaders tend to work industriously to attain company goals and may play a dynamic role in shaping perceptions of hope through positive organizational behavior. This study is an exploratory one focusing on the role of hope and job satisfaction when paired with leadership in the business workplace. Contemporary business-related research has found that hope, an observable and measurable phenomenon in the workplace, plays a vital role in the business context. This case focuses on perceptions of hope, job satisfaction, and leadership inside business units in the Middle East and North African Region (MENA). The aim of this research paper is twofold: (1) to determine whether business leaders are perceived as hopeful and (2) to correlate perception of hope to perception of job satisfaction. Data was gathered using a survey; analysis was conducted; recommendations were made based on the results. It was concluded that in the MENA business context, leadership, hope, and job satisfaction play a relevant role.
Business, Leadership, Hope, Job Satisfaction, MENA
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Caroline Akhras, Pairing Hope and Job Satisfaction with MENA Business Leaders, Science Journal of Business and Management. Special Issue: Contemporary Business Challenges in The Middle East and North Africa. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 74-79. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20190704.11
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