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The Political Economy of the Middle East

Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region, Volume II

Comparing Global Challenges

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

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  • Elaborates on various problems hindering diversification in the Gulf
  • Examines shared issues in strategic planning, policy making, and implementation
  • Underscores the importance of using global best practices to overcome fundamental weaknesses in the GCC's economic structure
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This volume explores the challenges to diversification in Gulf countries, which can no longer rely on profits from hydrocarbons to fund national expenditures. It elaborates on the problem of weak institutions, lack of coordination between policy makers and executors, limited investment in research and development, and a workforce that is too poorly skilled to compete in the private sector. In addition to analyzing issues in areas such as education, labor, business, and trade, the contributors underscore the importance of using global best practices to overcome fundamental weaknesses in the Gulf Cooperative Council's economic structure that limit opportunities for economic diversification.
This is the second 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 experienced and qualified economist with more than 18 years’ professional experience at the Central Bank of Oman and the Supreme Council for Development and Planning of Oman.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Challenges of Economic Diversification in the GCC Countries

    Pages 1-19

    Mishrif, Ashraf

  • Natural Resources and Economic Diversification: Evidence from the GCC Countries

    Pages 21-49

    Alsharif, Nouf N.

  • Oil Resources and Diversification in a Small Open Economy: The Case of Oman

    Pages 51-65

    Saqri, Said

  • Policy Implications of the UAE’s Economic Diversification Strategy: Prioritizing National Objectives

    Pages 67-88

    Jensen, Sterling

  • Dubai’s Model of Economic Diversification

    Pages 89-111

    Mishrif, Ashraf (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5786-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5785-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-5489-2
  • 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 II
Book Subtitle
Comparing Global Challenges
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
978-981-10-5786-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5786-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5785-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5489-2
Series ISSN
2522-8854
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 266
Number of Illustrations
26 illustrations in colour
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