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Al Jinan الجنان

Abstract

This study attempted to answer the question of how well the Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) managed the blockade crisis in the food sector, reaching the “recovery” stage, and how it could turn the threat resulting from the crisis into an opportunity for food self-sufficiency and sustainable development. The study is informed by the constructivist theoretical paradigm, with exploratory, descriptive and analytical approaches. Data was collected from the extant literature and published or archived data on electronic media, and was analyzed using content analysis. The study has found that the ministry was able to overcome the food crisis through a set of procedures and decisions, and has already begun the stage of food self-sufficiency, but still has a long journey to achieve sustainable development. Additionally, the Qatari decision-maker adopted the model of effective manager, adopt the transformational leader model. The study recommended establishing a National Center for Crisis and Disaster Management (NCCD), linking the opportunities generated from the crisis to the state’s sustainable development goals, and developing the "Sustainable Strategic Leadership” model suggested by this study.

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