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Shweta Belwal
Sohar University
Environmental resource managementBusinessGovernmentEconomicsNeeds assessment
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The purpose of this paper is to take cognisance of the work–life balance (WLB) challenges facing working women in Oman, make a review of the family-friendly policies (FFPs), related provisions in labour laws of various nations, and identify and suggest some FFP-based solutions for attracting women to private sector jobs.,Initially, desk research was used to review the labour laws of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and some pioneering countries known for their workplace policies ...
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#1Rakesh Belwal (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
#2Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
Students' comprehension and understanding in classes have always been a contentious issue, affected most of the time by the pedagogy, technology, and culture. This paper introduces and assesses a pedagogy that integrates graphic tablet and projective tools (GTPT) in classroom deliveries. A class of 123 undergraduate business students was given lectures and tutorials using graphic tablet. After the completion of the course, students were asked to reflect on their experience of GTPT. Students appr...
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#1Rakesh Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 10
#2Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
Purpose The participation and productivity of women in Oman’s labor force are very low and heavily skewed toward the government sector. There are few women in the private sector and the reasons for this are not well-known. The challenges that women workers face specifically in the Arab World are worth understanding from a participation and policy perspective. The purpose of this paper is to explore employers’ perceptions of women workers and the major challenges they face in Oman in the context ...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors affecting store image and customers’ choice of hypermarkets in Oman and compares two big hypermarkets in Sohar– the prominent industrial city of Oman. Design/methodology/approach A detailed review of literature was conducted initially to identify the attributes affecting store image and choice of hypermarkets in Oman and a questionnaire was developed later using the key attributes, vetted by a panel of professionals and consumers. Data ...
5 CitationsSource
#1Rakesh Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 10
#2Hanan Al Balushi (Sohar University)H-Index: 1
Last. Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
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Purpose – Universities and other higher educational institutions play an increasingly important role in providing entrepreneurship education, training, and technical assistance to existing and potential entrepreneurs. The purpose of this paper is to investigate students’ perceptions of entrepreneurship and the role of universities in developing enterprise education in Oman, focusing on the case of Sohar University. Design/methodology/approach – The research used a questionnaire based survey to c...
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#1Rakesh Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 10
#2Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
Last. Omar Al Jabri (Sultan Qaboos University)H-Index: 3
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This research paper presents a situation analysis of artisanal fishermen on the Batinah coast of Oman, conducted within the scope of a project that had a broader mandate on training needs assessment (TNA). The collection of data followed a structured survey approach where the questionnaires were administered to 1934 fishermen and were analyzed by a mixed method approach. The findings were triangulated-from information gained from the observations of fishermen and the discussions held with other ...
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#1Rakesh Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 10
#2Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
Last. Omar Al Jabri (Sultan Qaboos University)H-Index: 3
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Oman’s 3165-km-long coastline, which includes bays, islands and lagoons, has been rich in fish and crustaceans. In spite of this, the fishing sector and fishermen in Oman have not developed well. The fishermen have just managed to subsist and their motivation to stay in the traditional or artisanal fishery has declined. Assuming that the assessment of fishermen’s training needs could be one of the possible solutions, this paper attempts to identify, categorise and prioritise training needs of fi...
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#1Rakesh Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 10
#2Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
Last. Fadhil Al-Shizawi (Ministry of Social Development)H-Index: 1
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Purpose – Hypermarkets have emerged as an important retail format in many parts of the world. The purpose of this paper is to explore consumer behaviour towards store preferences, particularly hypermarkets, in Oman. Design/methodology/approach – Following a mixed method approach, primary data, collected mainly using questionnaires and focus groups, were analysed to reveal consumer preferences. After pilot testing, 300 structured questionnaires were administered, of which 164 completed questionna...
6 CitationsSource
#1Rakesh Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 10
#2Shweta Belwal (Sohar University)H-Index: 6
Last. Omar Al Jabri (Sultan Qaboos University)H-Index: 3
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Purpose – This study aims to assess the training needs of fishermen in Oman using the concept mapping technique. This study was the part of a larger research project on the training needs assessment (TNA), where a mixed method approach was used to identify the training needs. Design/methodology/approach – Perspective of 12 instructors on a focus question was taken during a brainstorming session at a Fishermen Training Institute in Oman. Using the concept mapping technique involving the multidime...
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