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The Israeli way of managing. What are the issues of management in Israel today?

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  1. Introduction
  2. The influence of tradition on management
    1. The competitive advantage of Israel
    2. The determinants of national competitive advantage
  3. The kibbutz: An old form of economical organization and another vision of property
  4. The Israeli managerial exception
  5. Changes and influence of the United States
    1. New programs to improve management
    2. Loss of tradition due to globalization and implementation of ethic codes in business
    3. Influence of Israeli military management on multinational groups: Example of Nestle and Unilever
  6. Conclusion
  7. Bibliography

Israel as a formal State is a new country, but its influence as an economically dynamic partner worldwide is undeniable despite the poorness of its natural resources and the war.
At the start, its population was 806 000 in 1948 but it has been estimated in 2003 to be more than 6.5 million people, composed by 81% of Jews, 16.7% of Arabic Muslims, 1.1% Arabic Christians and 1.2% of Druses. Actually, since its creation, a lot of immigrants came to live in Israel and especially in the 90's with a large number of Russians Jews (more than 1 million). Its population is therefore very multicultural.

The economy of Israel has changed incredibly in the past 20 years: even though the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a major issue, Israel managed to become a rich, advanced and technological country, as it was before simply an emerging country in terms of economical development. This change has been possible because the State has a very high qualified population and has concentrated its attention on developing new technologies.
But Israel remains a mix between tradition and modernity and this specificity tends to reflect on the management. The issues are numerous and complex: how does Israel deal with internationalization and globalization? What is the traditional management and what kind of changes does it have to initiate to face this globalization, to promote exports and play a major role on the international scene?
We will first expose below how tradition does influence the Israeli business and then the changes that have been initiated at several degrees for the Israeli business to stay competitive and efficient.

[...] societal organizations to the modern forms of business, management in Israel keeps still today its specificity compared to others models. Everyone who plans to do business in Israel has to be prepared to face unordinary situations The competitive advantage of Israel Israel has succeed in being a major partner today by creating competitive advantages that can be summarised into four factors, according to M. Porter (On competition, The competitive advantage of Nations, p 167, ed. Harvard Business Review Press, 1996). [...]


[...] In terms of human resources, organization and French labour law, we are far away from our perception of relationships in business: this would be considered insubordination, lack of precise repartition of tasks, etc Changes and influence of the United States Short economic past, religion, tradition and war have led to a very particular country and way to do business. The immigration and the impulsion of the government in educational programs to enhance the leadership in high technologies have put Israel as a leader in this domain, while religion heritage and community feelings have drawn a way of managing ethical and equal, based on trust, fairness and spontaneity (which also contributes to innovation). [...]


[...] But a lot of studies have shown that their efficiency is very tiny Influence of Israeli military management on multinational groups : example of Nestlé and Unilever The influence of the American management in Israel is not only Nestlé and Unilever are among the blue-chip companies which are using the officer-selection and training system of the Israeli defense forces to develop leadership skills and teamwork among their executives. Both companies have taken part in a serie of action-based learning and personal confidence-building activities over a four day long week end at the Israeli School for Security and Counter Terrorism, Dani-HI. [...]

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