U.S. Military Security Assistance Officers in Cairo, Egypt Research Proposal by Nicky

U.S. Military Security Assistance Officers in Cairo, Egypt
A research proposal for a study focusing on Security Assistance Officers, or SAOs, who are U.S. military members authorized and trained as diplomatic specialists, particularly in Cairo, Egypt.
# 147058 | 4,503 words | 119 sources | APA | 2011 | US


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Description:

This paper proposes a research study on Security Assistance Officers, or SAOs, who are U.S. military members authorized and trained as diplomatic specialists and used by the United States to help foster security assistance relationships. The writer explains that SAOs tend to have diverse backgrounds and leadership capabilities that mesh with security assistance assignments. The paper defines key terms, and discusses many of the major challenges faced by SAOs, particularly those working in Cairo, Egypt. The paper provides the example that the ideas, behaviors, values, and norms between Americans and host nation counterparts can cause cultural friction, potentially isolating SAOs from the local community. The paper concludes that SAOs need the skills and wisdom to lead effectively in multicultural environments, and extensive development in global and cultural leadership is needed to improve the chances of success. This paper includes illustrative tables and figures.

Outline:
The General Nature of the Problem
Background
Statement of the Problem
Definition of Terms
Questions To Be Addressed:
Contribution to the Field of Organizational Leadership
Research Time Table
References
Appendix A

From the Paper:

"Although the CCAI is a good tool for analyzing cultural competency, it does not cover every desired characteristic and behavior as identified in the body of literature. In particular, the CCAI lacks dimensions to measure the global/cultural characteristics of "cognitive skills", "engagement in personal transformation", "inquisitiveness", "cultural knowledge", "motivation to work in an international environment", "networking skills", "social judgment skills", and "social skills" (Jokinen et al, 2005). To supplement self-understanding of external perceptions by their foreign counterparts, and to evaluate dimensions not cover in the CCAI, qualitative research will be used."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adler, N. J. (1997). International dimensions of organizational behavior. Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing.
  • America/Britain/Canada/Australia (ABCA) Cultural Awareness Project Team (2005). Cultural awareness tactics, techniques, and procedures, draft.
  • Barham, K. & Oates, D. (1991). The international manager. The Economist Books, London.
  • Barrera, I., & Corso, R. M. (2002). Cultural competency as skilled dialogue. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 22(2), pp. 103+.
  • Birchall, D., Hee, J. T., & Gay, K. (1996). Competencies for international management. Singapore Management Review, 18(1), pp. 1-13.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

U.S. Military Security Assistance Officers in Cairo, Egypt (2011, February 11) Retrieved July 04, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/us-military-security-assistance-officers-in-cairo-egypt-147058/

MLA Format

"U.S. Military Security Assistance Officers in Cairo, Egypt" 11 February 2011. Web. 04 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/us-military-security-assistance-officers-in-cairo-egypt-147058/>

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