Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Thomas Andersson, Abdelkader Djeflat
    Pages 1-16
  3. DEFINING THE NEED OF REFORM: SPECIAL CONTEXT, BENCHMARKING AND BEST PRACTICES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Thomas Andersson, Abdelkader Djeflat
      Pages 19-57
    3. Thomas Andersson, Abdelkader Djeflat
      Pages 59-93
    4. Thomas Andersson, Abdelkader Djeflat
      Pages 95-110
    5. Thomas Andersson, Abdelkader Djeflat
      Pages 111-127
  4. ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  5. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: LEVERAGING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. David Audretsch, Ahmed Alshumaimri, Taylor Aldridge
      Pages 349-358

About this book

Introduction

The wave of protests and populist uprisings in the Middle East has heightened the focus on a volatile region. But the emphasis on political issues has obscured underlying issues concerning education, infrastructure, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable environmental and social development. This volume, emerging in the aftermath of a conference and workshop on science and technology in the region, presents contributions from a range of experts from the Middle East, Europe, and the world to provide fresh new insights and perspectives on the challenges and prospects for regional development in the changing global context of our time. The authors explore such topics as: the role of information and communication technologies; mindset change in support of investment in intangible assets and risk-taking; how to approach cultural issues, institutions and governance; collaborations with other regions, and; benchmarking performance while drawing lessons of relevance for the special local context. Ultimately, they offer a number of precise policy recommendations and practical insights for creating an enabling environment for capturing economic, political, and social opportunity.

Keywords

Arab Spring Benchmarking Development economics Economic Development Entprepreneurship Infrastructure Innovation Knowledge Management Middle East Research and development (R&D) Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Andersson
    • 1
  • Abdelkader Djeflat
    • 2
  1. 1.Jönköping Int. Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Villeneuve d'AscqFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5248-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5247-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5248-5
  • About this book