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Handbook of Research on Comparative Economic Development Perspectives on Europe and the MENA Region

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The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region’s economy is experiencing steady growth and is expanding as an active participant in investments with Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Complex deals by transnational corporations (TNCs) and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) serve to influence European and MENA businesses, government, technology, and society. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Economic Perspectives on Europe and the MENA Region provides scholarly information about European and MENA economies at a time when these regions are becoming increasingly connected. The need to understand their economies has never been more necessary, and the research-based chapters of this book, covering a wide array of information regarding corruption and reform, ethics and society, and the effects of Western cultures, provide scholars, business executives, practitioners, and students with current information on the region's lucrative investments and fast-growing economy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
    2. ENDNOTE
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Chapter 1: Wither Convergence?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CATCHING-UP RECORD: CONSTRAINED (HYPER-CONDITIONAL) CONVERGENCE
    4. MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRY PROSPECTS: HAS THE ‘GOLDEN AGE’ OF CATCHING-UP COME TO A CLOSE?
    5. CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON THE TRACK TOWARDS SUCCESSFUL CATCHING-UP
    6. OVERCOMING TRUNCATION
    7. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 2: Trade and Industrial Policy for Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY
    3. CHANGING VIEWS ON TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY
    4. TRADE POLICY, DOMESTIC INDUSTRY AND THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIAL EXPORTS
    5. THE CHANGING GLOBAL CONTEXT OF INDUSTRIALISATION
    6. EXPORT DEVELOPMENT, INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 3: Opportunities and Challenges for Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PHILOSOPHY OF NEOLIBERAL POLICIES
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 4: State-Owned Banks and Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 5: The Impact of Corruption on Economic Growth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. ECONOMETRIC MODEL
    5. EMPIRICAL RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
    11. APPENDIX
  15. Chapter 6: The Role of Institutional Quality on Total Factor Productivity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AN OVERVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    4. THE CEE AND MENA IN FIGURES
    5. PANEL REGRESSION ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
    9. APPENDIX
  16. Chapter 7: Assessing the Effectiveness of Vocational Education and Training in Economic Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EFFECTIVENESS OF EDUCATION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    5. GENERAL VS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    6. GERMAN AND TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEMS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  17. Chapter 8: Industrial Competitiveness in MENA Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MENA INDUSTRIAL PROFILE
    4. INDUSTRIAL STRATEGIES IN MENA COUNTRIES
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTE
  18. Chapter 9: The Dynamics of Technical Progress in Some Developing and Developed Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE GROWTH MODEL
    4. DATA, MEASUREMENTS, AND CALIBRATION
    5. GROWTH ACCOUNTING
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. NOTE
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  19. Chapter 10: R&D Competition, Cooperation, and Microeconomic Policies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL PRELIMINARIES
    4. COMPETITION IN R&D
    5. COOPERATION IN R&D
    6. R&D AND MICROECONOMIC POLICIES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 11: Building R&D Capabilities Abroad and the Role of Reverse Knowledge Transfer in Explaining MNCs' Productivity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    4. SAMPLE AND DATA
    5. METHODS
    6. RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  21. Chapter 12: Diffusion of Technology via FDI and Convergence of Per Capita Incomes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONVERGENCE TOWARDS THE FDI HOME COUNTRY IN EUROPE AND IN THE MENA REGION
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 13: Firm-Level Determinants of Foreign Investment and M&A Activity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
    7. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
    8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. APPENDIX
  23. Chapter 14: Causes of Growth of MENA and East European Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOURCES OF GDP GROWTH ANALYSIS
    4. DEMAND AND INDUSTRY-SIDE SOURCES-OF-GROWTH ANALYSIS
    5. GDP PER CAPITA SOURCES OF GROWTH
    6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  24. Chapter 15: Nanotechnology, Long Waves, and Future of Manufacturing Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LONG WAVES THEORY OF CAPITALIST DEVELOPMENT AND SCHUMPETER’S CONTRIBUTION
    4. NEO-SCHUMPETERIAN TECHNO-ECONOMIC PARADIGM APPROACH
    5. SIXTH KONDRATIEFF DEBATES: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND FUTURE OF MANUFACTURE INDUSTRY
    6. SIXTH KONDRATIEFF DEBATES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENA COUNTRIES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  25. Chapter 16: The Internationalization of the Space Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ESTABLISHING THE SPACE INDUSTRY IN DEVELOPING AND NEWLY INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  26. Chapter 17: Recasting Strategic Opportunities and Challenges for Development in Saudi Arabia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SAUDI ARABIA AT CROSSROADS
    4. REASSESSING SAUDI ARABIA’S POLICY RESPONSES TO ITS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
    5. SOME TENTATIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR SAUDI ARABIA’S NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. ENDNOTES
  27. Chapter 18: Turkey's Participation and Economic Upgrading in Global Value Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PARTICIPATION AND UPGRADING IN GVCS: KEY CONCEPTS
    4. TURKEY’S PARTICIPATION IN GVCS
    5. PRODUCTIVITY SPILLOVERS IN GVCS AND THEIR MEDIATING FACTORS IN TURKEY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  28. Chapter 19: Competition and Product Innovation by Turkish Firms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EMPIRICAL METHODOLOGY
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ENDNOTES
  29. Chapter 20: The Relationship between Current Account Deficits and Unemployment in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PATTERNS OF EXTERNAL DEFICITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN TURKEY OVER THE 2000S
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. ANALYSIS OF EMPIRICAL RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION AND POLICY DISCUSSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  30. Chapter 21: The Role of Securitization Market in the Post-Crisis European Economic Recovery
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ECONOMIC RECOVERY, SECURITIZATION, AND DEFLATION
    4. CONCLUSIVE REMARKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ENDNOTES
  31. Chapter 22: Stabilization and Liberalization in the Israeli Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE STABILIZATION PROGRAM OF 1985
    4. DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN 1985 AND 2003
    5. THE 2003 PROGRAM
    6. FISCAL POLICY IN RECENT YEARS
    7. THE DEVELOPMENT OF HI-TECH
    8. SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  32. Compilation of References
  33. About the Contributors