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ItemMODELLING OF SENIOR STAFF CHARACTERISTICS: TOWARDS AN OPTIMUM PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES(The British University in Dubai (BUiD), 2014-03) Albakeri, FaisalThe public administration system in the UAE consists of a unique mix of local and expatriate elites and senior staff working in harmony towards socio-economic development of the country. They are the ones entrusted by the leadership to lead organisations and manage resources efficiently and professionally, and to preserve cultural and historical heritage from extinction in the midst of globalization. Successful ones possess certain characteristics that are worth exploring and research. This study is a journey of exploration of the environments that shape senior staff personalities, and may contribute to their success or failure. The introduced model encompasses educational and cultural principles and values in the country, and is aimed at serving the leadership to fully utilise senior staff's capabilities and efforts throughout their professional half-life cycle at the senior levels. The study is also expected to contribute to further development of the National Qualifications Framework being administered by the National Qualifications Authority in the UAE. The thesis presents a new metaphor of the tree compared to humans, and reflects effects of social and geographical environments on upbringing, values and shaping of personal characteristics, which reproduces professionalism and competence as parts of the expected standards of senior staff. The final chapter concludes the study with a set of applicable recommendations and suggestions and ideas for areas of further related research.