Measuring Performance in GCC and Selected MENA Countries: In-Depth Considerations of Implementation

  • Thomas Andersson
  • Abdelkader Djeflat
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


This chapter reviews and discusses in some depth a number of considerations that need to be kept in mind when comparing international experiences in STI policies and drawing lessons for reforms. Issues of relevance to policy implementation, including constructive commitment and engagement by stakeholders, are given particular attention.


Foreign Direct Investment Corporate Governance Saudi Arabia Venture Capital Absorptive Capacity 
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Statistical analysis contributed by Sara Johansson de Silva is gratefully acknowledged.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jönköping International Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Maghtech Network, Clerse-University of Lille (France)LilleFrance

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