, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 245–250 | Cite as

The Gulf co-operation Council (GCC): Industrial co-operation in “A Gulf of Difference”

  • Idris Khalid H. 


The current attempts by the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries to co-ordinate their industrial effort is hampered by the very structure of their economies, their varying ‘fortunes’, external trading and business dealings and internal programmes of socio-economic development. Unlike the common belief that the Arab Gulf is a homogeneous region, heterogeneity has been traced within the various socio-economic aspects. A telling case in point is the cement industry. It is packed with much of the contradictions of attempted co-operation and yet gives some hope for any future concerted industrial integration effort.


Environmental Management Integration Effort Homogeneous Region Common Belief Internal Programme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Idris Khalid H. 
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  1. 1.Geography DepartmentUniversity of QatarDohaQatar

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