Saifan Alabdouli

PhD Research Student

Institute of International Management Practice

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Location: Cambridge

The title of Saifan's thesis is: 'Senior leadership characteristics for the United Arab Emirates police.'


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This research will attempt to shed light on the key senior leadership characteristics in the UAE police force and the impact of leadership characteristics on leadership effectiveness. The research applies a mixed methods approach. A qualitative component of 25 semi-structured interviews was used to gather detailed data, in a study population consisting of Commander-in-Chief, their deputies and Director - Generals. Documentation was reviewed to identify further evidence. Subsequently, a quantitative approach was used. 600 Questionnaires were distributed to the department managers and heads of division. A range of statistical methods were used to analyse the questionnaire data. Saifan's research supervisor is Dr Bronwyn Betts.

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Abstract accepted for paper presentation at Policing and Security Conference, 4th-5th of November, 2015 'Global Challenges and Local Solution' In Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi-UAE.