chapter  11
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Organizational Change and Development

Is organizational change possible in a traditional society such as Saudi Arabia? Does the religion, Islam, hinder or facilitate change? Are American theories and techniques applicable in the Kingdom? Are managers in Saudi Arabia receptive to change and OD (organizational development) techniques? What are the pressing change issues in the Kingdom? What are the appropriate techniques and approaches in the Kingdom? These are some of the questions that consultants and international managers often contemplate before departing to or initiating business contacts and dealings in the Kingdom.