This working paper highlights the importance of the creation, capturing, documentation and dissemination of knowledge and argues that knowledge management should be a priority, not only knowledge development.
This working paper examines the political economy of privatization in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
This paper examines male participation in higher education in the UAE from an economic and sociological perspective. It explores the reasons why so many Emirati men are failing to enroll in higher education.
Looking at East Timor, this paper focuses on the relationship between the national oil company and the state and the governance mechanisms that enable the company and ensure adequate state control over the sector.
This paper explores barriers to unleashing the potential power of ICTs for creating a culture of innovation within the Arab region, with a focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) specifically.
Over the five year period from 2003 to 2008, private equity and venture capital investments have grown exponentially, both globally and in emerging markets, making private equity firms and funds increasingly important actors in emerging markets. In this paper, the author examines the hypothesis that private equity firms in emerging markets are entrepreneurial—i.e., are more focused on creating new firms or growing and globalizing existing ones, based on a case study of Egypt.
The authors develop a modified version of the standard Solow and Ramsey growth models suited for countries with high proportions of foreign workers: firms hire foreign workers who are assumed to send a proportion of their wages as remittances.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of soft power in Middle East politics by laying out a basic typology, identifying the sources of soft power, and illustrating its importance for regional politics.
This paper studies how the internal structure of agriculture export markets and the level of competition affect poverty and welfare in rural areas in Africa.
The goal of this paper is to provide a broad assessment of leadership development programs in the Arab world. In particular, it explores three main questions: First, what counts as leadership development in the Arab world? Second, what are some of the main challenges facing leadership development programs in the Arab world? Third, what are the key recommendations for advancing effective leadership development in the Arab world?