Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

The Real Issues of the Middle East and the Arab Spring

Addressing Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Editors: Andersson, Thomas, Djeflat, Abdelkader (Eds.)

  • Offers a multi-faceted analysis of the economic, political, and social factors contributing to development in the Middle East
  • Features contributions from local/regional experts and scholars from Europe and the United States
  • Considers infrastructure, technology, and institutions necessary to promote sustainable development through business creation
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The wave of protests and populist uprisings in the Middle East has heightened the focus on a volatile region. But the emphasis on political issues has obscured underlying issues concerning education, infrastructure, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic and social development. This volume, emerging in the aftermath of a conference and workshop on science and technology in the region, presents contributions from a range of experts from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to provide fresh new insights and perspectives on the challenges and prospects for regional development in the changing global context of our time. The authors explore such topics as: the role of information and communication technologies; mindset change in support of investment in intangible assets and risk-taking; how to approach cultural issues, institutions and governance; collaborations with other regions, and; benchmarking performance while drawing lessons of relevance for the special local context. Ultimately, they offer a number of precise policy recommendations and practical insights for creating an enabling environment for capturing economic, political, and social opportunity.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The Changing Landscape of the Middle East

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 19-57

  • Capacity Building, Rationale and Learning from Best Practice

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 59-93

  • Basics on Benchmarking

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 95-110

  • Examining Performance

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 111-127

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5247-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Real Issues of the Middle East and the Arab Spring
Book Subtitle
Addressing Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Editors
  • Thomas Andersson
  • Abdelkader Djeflat
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5248-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5248-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5247-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8736-5
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 440
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