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Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World

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The Arab world is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In order to keep up with the ever-progressing and expanding developments, advancements must be made with the current systems process and procedures. Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World focuses on knowledge economy as the most important engine for economic growth and development under the globalizing world economies. This publication analyzes the major issues that constrain further access to knowledge economy in the Arab countries with comparisons in Eastern and Central European economies. Researchers, business practitioners, and academics interested in new economic and development inclusive growth policies will benefit greatly from the wide variety of discussion in this publication.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. SCOPE OF THE BOOK
    2. POTENTIAL USERS OF THIS BOOK
    3. GENESIS OF THIS BOOK
    4. STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    5. CHAPTER SUMMARIES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Introduction and Methods
    1. Chapter 1: Knowledge Economy in the Arab World
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN ARAB COUNTRIES IN RECENT PUBLICATIONS
      4. STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH ISSUE
      5. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      6. RESEARCH METHODS AND DATA
      7. LITERATURE REVIEW
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Why a Benchmarking with EEE Countries?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS
      4. SHIFT FROM ADMINISTERED ECONOMIES TO MARKET ECONOMIES
      5. GLOBAL INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE PROCESSES
      6. LOCAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      7. EDUCATION AS MAIN CONDITION FOR KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY
      8. RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
      9. ENTERPRISE CREATION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. APPENDIX 1
      12. APPENDIX 2
      13. APPENDIX 3
      14. APPENDIX 4
  10. Section 2: The Overall Characterization of Knowledge Economy in Arab and EEE Countries
    1. Chapter 3: School Attainment, Knowledge Economy in Arab Countries, and Comparisons with EEE Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
      4. 2. KNOWLEDGE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: THE SITUATION OF ARAB AND EEE ECONOMIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX 1
      7. APPENDIX 2
      8. APPENDIX 3
    2. Chapter 4: The Situation of Knowledge Economy in the Arab and EEE Regions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 1. DESCRIPTIVE FACTS REGARDING THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY INDICATORS
      5. 2. EMPIRICAL STUDY: THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 5: Knowledge, Local Development, and Urbanization in Arab Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENTS
      5. URBANIZATION TRENDS AND KNOWLEDGE
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 6: How Local Development is Achieved in Relation to Knowledge in EEE Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 2. CASE STUDIES FROM THE EEE REGION
      5. 3. AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 3: Production, Trade, and Employment
    1. Chapter 7: Production, Trade, Knowledge Economy, and ICTs in Arab Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRODUCTION, TRADE AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN ARAB COUNTRIES
      4. TO WHAT EXTENT KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY VARIABLES COULD HAVE DRIVEN PRODUCTION
      5. ROLES OF ICTs AND IMPACTS ON ENHANCING SOCIOECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN THE ARAB REGION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX 1
      8. APPENDIX 2
      9. APPENDIX 3
      10. APPENDIX 4
    2. Chapter 8: The Oil and Gas Sectors, Renewable Energy, and Environmental Performance in the Arab World
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. ECONOMICS OF OIL AND GAS
      4. 2. CURRENT STATUS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ARAB COUNTRIES
      5. 3. PROSPECTS OF GREEN ENERGY THROUGH ANALYZING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDEX
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 9: Harnessing Knowledge for Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. SUSTAINABLE KNOWLEDGE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND ISSUES
      4. 2. KNOWLEDGE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ARAB CONTEXT
      5. 3. MEASURING THE LINK BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND SUSTAINABILITY
      6. 4. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 10: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Knowledge Economy in Arab Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS AND IPRs FOR DEVELOPMENT
      4. IPRs AND DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS PER ARAB COUNTRY
      5. IPRs, KNOWLEDGE AND OTHER MACROECONOMIC VARIABLES
      6. ECONOMIC AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 11: Unemployment Persistence, Risks of Skill Obsolescence, and Impacts on the Knowledge Economy in Arab Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. UNEMPLOYMENT AND YOUTH CHALLENGES IN ARAB COUNTRIES
      4. 2. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN ARAB COUNTRIES
      5. 3. UNEMPLOYMENT PERSISTENCE AND RISKS OF SKILL OBSOLESCENCE
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 12: Education Attainment and Feminization of Labor Markets in Arab Countries with Comparisons to Eastern and Central European Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 2. EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATIONS
      5. 3. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  12. Section 4: Economic and Social Policies for Harnessing Knowledge for Development of the Arab World
    1. Chapter 13: Rents from Natural Resources and Relations to Knowledge Economy in Arab Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODS AND DATA
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 14: Doing Business and Imperfections in the Development of Knowledge Economy in the Arab Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM DOING BUSINESS BY ARAB ECONOMIES?
      4. 2. IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE: FACTORS BEHIND IMPERFECT DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN ARAB COUNTRIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX 1
      7. APPENDIX 2
      8. APPENDIX 3
    3. Chapter 15: Knowledge Governance and Economic Growth in Arab Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. KNOWLEDGE GOVERNANCE
      3. 2. THE IMPACT OF FORMAL INSTITUTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
      4. 3. KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 16: Policy Outcomes and What Can be Learned by Arab Countries from EEE Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. WHAT CAN BE LEARNT BY ARAB COUNTRIES FROM EEE ECONOMIES?
      5. POLICY OUTCOMES
      6. OUTCOMES FROM THE BOOK AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors