‘Wasta’: Triadic Trust in Jordanian Business

Thomas Brandstaetter, David Bamber, David Weir

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Jordan is part of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries of the Arab world and a special society with a unique history and some distinctive characteristics, like many of the countries in the region. It is less than a century old and was part of the Ottoman Empire until 1918; then, under the British Mandate, it was founded as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1946, but was effectively created as Transjordan in 1921 and as the Emirate of Transjordan under Emir Abdullah (later King Abdullah) in 1923. The founding narrative of the kingdom emphasises the role of Abdullah and his grandson, King Hussein, who ruled from 1952 till 1999 as makers of the nation (Wilson 1981).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Political Economy of Wasta
Subtitle of host publicationUse and Abuse of Social Capital Networking
EditorsMohamed A. Ramady
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319222011
ISBN (Print)9783319222004, 9783319369518
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


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