2012

The GCC Economies

Stepping Up To Future Challenges

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-1610-4 (Print) 978-1-4614-1611-1 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlviii

  2. Regional Structural Reforms and Engines of Change

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      Pages 3-10

      Working for a Sustainable GCC Future: Reflections on Policies and Practices

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      Pages 11-20

      Deepening the GCC Debt Markets: The Saudi Arabian Experience

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      Pages 21-32

      GCC Economic Integration: Statistical Harmonization for an Effective Monetary Union

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      Pages 33-48

      E-Learning in the Arab Gulf: Responding to the Changing World of Education

  3. Sustainable Security: Oil, Renewable Energy and Food

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      Pages 49-49

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      Pages 51-57

      Energy Security in the EU from GCC Perspective

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      Pages 59-68

      Going Nuclear in the GCC Countries: Rationale, Challenges, and Politics

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      Pages 69-84

      Meeting the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Challenges in GCC Economies: Masdar Initiative Case Study

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      Pages 85-98

      Food Security in the GCC Economies

  4. Regional Risk, Global Competitiveness and Economic Diversification

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      Pages 99-99

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      Pages 101-114

      GCC Country Risk Analysis

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      Pages 115-129

      Macroeconomic Competitiveness of the GCC Economies

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      Pages 131-146

      The GCC Intellectual Property Regimes: Global Harmonization or Regional Integration?

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      Pages 147-156

      Economic Diversification in Saudi Arabia: The Need for Improving Competitiveness for Sustainable Development

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      Pages 157-164

      Successful Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Saudi Lessons and Recommendations

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      Pages 165-174

      Foreign Direct Investment in Saudi Arabia: A Competitiveness Analysis

  5. Corporate Governance, Transparency and Private Sector Operating Environment

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      Pages 175-175

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      Pages 177-187

      Corporate Disclosure and Reporting Practices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

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      Pages 189-203

      Corporate Governance Regulation: The Experience of Saudi Arabia

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      Pages 205-215

      An Analysis of Entrepreneurship Characteristics in Saudi Arabia

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      Pages 217-227

      The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Motivation Among Women: A Comparative Study of Businesswomen in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

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      Pages 229-234

      Influencing Factors Model of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Saudi Arabian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

  6. Investing Surplus Wealth: GCC Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF’s)

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      Pages 235-235

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      Pages 237-250

      GCC Sovereign Wealth Funds: Challenges, Opportunities, and Issues Arising from Their Growing Presence on the Global Landscape

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