Technological Change and Skill Development in Arab Gulf Countries

  • Samia Mohamed Nour

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

  4. Empirical Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Samia Mohamed Nour
      Pages 89-112
  5. Policy Recommendations, Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Samia Mohamed Nour
      Pages 187-199
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-224

About this book


This book discusses skill formation, upskilling of workers, and their interaction with technological change in Gulf countries. Heavy dependence on oil, the 'Dutch Disease', and the high incidence of unskilled foreign workers have caused serious structural imbalances in the labour market in the Gulf. The author shows that success of economic development strategies to address such imbalances are all contingent upon the development of adequate and appropriate skills in the region. This book confirms the role and impact of the deficiencies in the educational system alongside the well established effects of the excessive use of uneducated foreign workers and lack of incentives in the labour market. A comprehensive investigation of the skill problem and an elaborate in-depth analysis to assess the causes, consequences and relationships between poor skills and technological performance are highlights of this book. This is an ideal resource for policy makers in the Gulf region and researchers of the topic. 


Arab Gulf Countries Research and Development S&T Development Skill Development Technological Development United Arab Emirates

Authors and affiliations

  • Samia Mohamed Nour
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of KhartoumKhartoumSudan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01915-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01916-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7178
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking