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Investors in people and business excellence in the United Arab Emirates Part 2: from BE to IIP – a case study

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Interesting developments are taking place in the United Arab Emirates in relation to national and organizational HRD policy and practice. These focus upon an approach which seeks to build upon and ultimately integrate standards drawn from the models of Business Excellence (BE) and Investors in People (IIP). In this the second of a two-part article a case study is presented which illustrates the combined benefits of the two standards. The article draws out the practice initiatives and achievements taken by the case organization — a large hotel in Abu Dhabi — in developing from BE to IIP. An integrated model offers national and organizational HRD a challenging but exciting prospect. Potential benefits in seeking to apply such an organization development approach go beyond a mere aggregation of IIP and BE. A key implication is the development of an understanding of how the two models can work together.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-79
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of HRD Practice Policy and Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


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