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dc.contributor.authorAl-Modaf, Obaid Alien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:10:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:10:25Z
dc.date.issued2003-04-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04222003-104943en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27117
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to examine the attitudes of the Saudi undergraduate college students toward the anticipated effects of privatization on the employment system of the Saudi privatized SOEs. Using survey questionnaire data collected in May 2002 from 672 Saudi undergraduate college students, the study results reveal varied attitudes. On the one hand, large percentages of the respondents prefer working under close supervision of Saudi management, having a salary based on productivity, being promoted based upon performance (rather than seniority), and adhering to prescribed procedures in executing job tasks. On the other hand, high percentages of the study respondents tend to dislike the concepts of putting forth more effort to meet managementâ s plans, of working on nights and weekend, and of compromising job security in return for a higher salary. In addition, while the majority of the study respondents believe that privatization of state-owned enterprises is best for the local economy, their support for privatization is qualified by their insistence or desire that it not negatively impact their own interests. The statistical significance and association analyses reveal that the effects of academic majors and province on respondentsâ attitudes toward promotion criteria, teaming, and managementâ s nationality are indeed significant. In addition, gender, SES, living areas prior to college entry, and adherence to religion are significantly related to respondentsâ attitudes toward privatization in general and toward some of its potential effects on the employment system. Recommendations are provided.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartDissertation_PDF.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectemployment systemen_US
dc.subjectprivatized state-owned Enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectprivatization in Saudi Arabia.en_US
dc.subjectprivatizationen_US
dc.titleAttitudes toward the Effects of Privatization on the Employment System: A Study of Undergraduate College Students in Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSnizek, William E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHughes, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFuhrman, Ellsworth R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRobinson, Jerald F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBryant, Clifton D.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04222003-104943/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-04-22en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-04-29
dc.date.adate2003-04-29en_US


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