Technological Change and Skill Development in Arab Gulf by Samia Mohamed Nour

By Samia Mohamed Nour

This publication discusses ability formation, upskilling of staff, and their interplay with technological swap in Gulf international locations. Heavy dependence on oil, the 'Dutch Disease', and the excessive occurrence of unskilled overseas staff have triggered severe structural imbalances within the labour industry within the Gulf. the writer indicates that good fortune of monetary improvement techniques to deal with such imbalances are all contingent upon the improvement of enough and applicable talents within the quarter. This publication confirms the function and impression of the deficiencies within the academic procedure along the good tested results of the over the top use of uneducated international employees and shortage of incentives within the labour marketplace. A complete research of the ability challenge and an difficult in-depth research to evaluate the explanations, results and relationships among terrible abilities and technological functionality are highlights of this booklet. this is often a fantastic source for coverage makers within the Gulf area and researchers of the subject.

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4, 5, 6 and 7. Chapter 4 defines the methods of data collection; identifies the motives for performing the macro and firm surveys and selection of a case study; specifies the selection of the sample and the composition, operation, coverage, advantages and limitations of the survey’s data; and shows the structure and design of the questionnaire. Next, Chap. 5 uses the data and results from the firm and macro surveys to examine the serious implications of the interaction between the deficient educational system and the high incidence of unskilled foreign workers.

The country experiencing this disease also shows differences between employment in manufacturing. The process of de-industrialisation due to the discovery of natural resources, mainly natural gas apparent from the case of Holland”. (cf. Palma, 2003, p. 2 Economic Characteristics and Strategic Problems for Development in the. . 2 a UNDP (2004) Human Development Report (2004) b The International Monetary Fund (IMF): World Economic Outlook. September 2002; IMF; staff estimates. I/Simple average: nationals only for Bahrain Chap.

At the micro (firm) level tacit knowledge is positively correlated with market size (firm size, capital, and investment) and firm age. 8. a. Skill development depends on: (a) reforming the educational system; (b) enhancing the provision of training; (c) planning skill needs and matching educational output with market needs; (e) enhancing the transfer of knowledge/schooling effect; and (d) incentives and collaboration between public and private institutions. b. The promotion of local technology and adoption of appropriate foreign technologies and the interaction between both to foster economic growth in the Gulf countries depends on skill development.

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