Contributions to Economics

Technological Change and Skill Development in Arab Gulf Countries

Authors: Mohamed Nour, Samia

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About this book

This book discusses skill formation, upskilling of workers, and their interaction with technological change in Gulf countries. Heavy dependence on oil, the 'Dutch Disease', and the high incidence of unskilled foreign workers have caused serious structural imbalances in the labour market in the Gulf. The author shows that success of economic development strategies to address such imbalances are all contingent upon the development of adequate and appropriate skills in the region. This book confirms the role and impact of the deficiencies in the educational system alongside the well established effects of the excessive use of uneducated foreign workers and lack of incentives in the labour market. A comprehensive investigation of the skill problem and an elaborate in-depth analysis to assess the causes, consequences and relationships between poor skills and technological performance are highlights of this book. This is an ideal resource for policy makers in the Gulf region and researchers of the topic. 

About the authors

Dr Samia Mohamed Nour is an Affiliated Researcher of United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and Associate Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, Khartoum University (Sudan). She is also the author of 'Technological Change and Skill Development in Sudan' (Springer, 2013).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Nour, Samia Mohamed

    Pages 3-12

  • Economic Development Challenges in the Gulf and the Need for Skill Upgrading and Technological Development

    Nour, Samia Mohamed

    Pages 13-40

  • Technological Change and Human Capital: Conceptual Framework, Theoretical and Empirical Literature

    Nour, Samia Mohamed

    Pages 43-74

  • Research Methodology and Method of Data Collection

    Nour, Samia Mohamed

    Pages 77-88

  • Assessment of Skill and Technology Indicators

    Nour, Samia Mohamed

    Pages 89-112

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37825-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technological Change and Skill Development in Arab Gulf Countries
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01916-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01916-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01915-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37825-1
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics