The Changing Landscape of the Middle East

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


Fundamental forces are in the process of changing the societal and economic landscape of the Middle East. Region-specific conditions are combining with more universal factors—the sweeping tide of globalisation, technical progress and the introduction of more powerful communication tools. Organisational renewal opens up for novel ways of doing things and reach out to the most distant of societies and previously static economic activities.


Labour Market Saudi Arabia Middle East Arab World Youth Unemployment 
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The authors are thankful to Qammar Abbas, Karin Björk, and Sara Johansson de Silva for their substantive input and analysis that contributed to this chapter.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jönköping International Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.University of LilleLilleFrance

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