Strategic management practices in an Arab government security organisation: Abu Dhabi police as a case study

Al Shuaibi, Faisal (2015) Strategic management practices in an Arab government security organisation: Abu Dhabi police as a case study. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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Abu Dhabi is the capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is part of the Arab region and the globalised world. The Arab region is uniquely moulded by the different forces which are opposites – conflicts and challenges on one hand, and cooperation among the government leaders on the other. These opposing tendencies are fuelled and enriched by economic resources and opportunities; and driven by vision. For example; terrorism, extremism and organised crimes are threats. In order to maintain security, safety and stability, the police forces must implement their well-designed policing strategies. Arab government security organisations and policing strategies are shaped and propelled by the realities of internal and external environment.
This thesis discusses, describes and determines the conditions and dynamics of strategic management practices and the indicators of strategic management influences. The Abu Dhabi Police is examined as an example of an Arab government security organisation.
The descriptive method of research was used. Primary data are treated quantitatively using descriptive and inferential statistics. Responses, ratings and rankings; central tendencies; and relationships of variables, indicators and elements are analysed. Lists of suggestions from internal and external respondents are organised and analysed as qualitative aspects of this study. Likewise, validation process about the “why, how and what” of strategic management practices and influences are also conducted using guide questions for the interviews.
1,569 ADP employees and 213 business owners participated as internal and external respondents respectively. Ratings of the five SMP indicators are lower than ratings of the seven SMI indicators. Six out of the seven hypotheses are accepted, and one hypothesis is partially accepted. Summary results reaffirmed the fundamental value of utilising a suitable strategic management system. Continuous improvement of the capabilities of ADP employees, and engagement of stakeholders for policing programmes and services are among the recommendations of this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Jackie Webb
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 14:37
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 14:37

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