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Case Study - Ellen Moore: Living and Working in Bahrain

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Questions:
1. What would you advise Ellen to do and why? What should be her objectives? Are those objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation?
2. Why is Ellen successfull as a manager?
3. Is Ellen a good role model for other North American female managers? Why or why not?
4. What are the responsibilities of male colleagues (seniors, subordinates and peers) toward female managers?
5. What, if anything, in the case differed from your expectations?

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WOMEN MANAGERS AND CULTURAL ISSUES IN GULF COUNTRIES

1. What would you advise Ellen to do and why? What should be her objectives? Are those objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation?

What would you advise Ellen to do and why?

The only logical course open to her is leave the job and get other job in the country as she was qualified for several positions available at Bahrain and this would carry her career progressing and also pursue role of a woman working for respecting rights of women about giving equal opportunity and no gender based discrimination.

In the given circumstances that she is advocate of equal opportunity to women in employment to uphold her conviction this is best course for her. The reasoning for not opting for other alternatives is as following:
1. Accepting role of customer services manager: Initially she was given both option and when she selected for option of Accounts control she has been denied that role on the ground of traveling in the Saudi Arabia is not possible for single woman. Even if this is a decision based on local culture reality for Ellen to accept the decision would have meant her accepting women discriminatory practices being adopted in various countries. The role which she has adopted for herself to facilitate women of Bahrain and bring respect for women managers and they being treated with par on male counterpart and has been successful to follow the same would have been compromised.
2. Fighting against the decision: Fighting against the decision had no chanced of victory because of the reasons already stated in the case. ...

Solution Summary

This solution answers a set of 5 questions regarding living in working in Bahrain, according to Ellen Moore.

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