From Hibernation to Globalization

  • Naiem A. Sherbiny
  • Omaima M. Hatem
Part of the The Political Economy of the Middle East book series (PEME)


This chapter tracks the story of Egypt’s modern entrepreneurs during 60 years of military rule (1950–2010). While the period covered is the same in chapters 3 and 4, the two chapters differ in perspectives. Whereas chapter 3 examines state policies toward economic issues in general and the business community in particular, this chapter looks at the response of entrepreneurship to those policies. The two perspectives thus complement one another; they are essentially two sides of the same coin. While numerous issues appear in both chapters there is no analytical repetition. The perspective analysis of the same events is vastly different in each.


Foreign Direct Investment Mutual Fund Trading Volume Arab Country Business Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naiem A. Sherbiny
    • 1
  • Omaima M. Hatem
    • 2
  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Edinburgh, ScotlandUK

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