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The Political Economy of the Middle East

Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region, Volume I

The Private Sector as an Engine of Growth

Editors: Mishrif, Ashraf, Al Balushi, Yousuf (Eds.)

  • Explores current policies of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Proposes methods for establishing new economic sectors not dependent on oil
  • Argues the importance of shifting industry from the public to the private sector
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About this book

This volume focuses on the role of the private sector in diversifying the economics of Gulf countries in the post-petrodollar era, when fluctuating and declining oil prices are negatively impacting national expenditures. It explores current policies of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council and their efforts to shift their economies away from heavy dependence on hydrocarbons. The structural changes will create favorable conditions for the private sector to flourish, shift production dependence from public to private sector, and allow for more efficient resource allocation. Such changes will also allow local banks to provide financial support to small and medium enterprises, boost entrepreneurship for job creation, and strengthen organizational structure and efficiency. 

This is the first volume in Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region.

About the authors

Ashraf Mishrif is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College London, UK.

Yousuf Hamad Al Balushi is an economist at the Supreme Council for Planning, Oman. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Economic Diversification in the GCC Region

    Mishrif, Asharf

    Pages 1-26

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  • Private Sector and Economic Diversification in Kuwait

    Nosova, Anastasia

    Pages 27-47

  • A Systemic Approach to Integrate SOEs and SMEs in Business Ecosystem

    Al-Hinai, Alfadhal (et al.)

    Pages 49-75

  • Implications of Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development for Economic Diversification

    Iwanami, Michiko

    Pages 77-95

  • Quality of Education and Labour Market in Saudi Arabia

    Mishrif, Ashraf (et al.)

    Pages 97-115

Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5783-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5782-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region, Volume I
Book Subtitle
The Private Sector as an Engine of Growth
Editors
  • Ashraf Mishrif
  • Yousuf Al Balushi
Series Title
The Political Economy of the Middle East
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Gulf Research Centre Cambridge
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5783-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5783-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5782-3
Series ISSN
2522-8854
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 247
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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