Saudi Arabia’s localization policy, Saudization, aims to decrease reliance on expatriate workers, but it has been more successful in the public sector than in the private sector. This study explores the issues involved in effectively implementing the policy in the 4- and 5-star hotel industry in Saudi Arabia. Tourism professionals, HR professionals and hotel managers were interviewed and hotel managers and employees surveyed. The research specifies the criteria for the effective implementation of Saudization, identifies the issues involved in implementing the Saudization policy in the 4- and 5-star hotel industry, determines factors and makes recommendations which could assist in implementing the policy effectively in this industry.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism|
|Early online date||8 Feb 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|
- Saudi Arabia