By Samia Mohamed Nour

This e-book 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 critical structural imbalances within the labour industry within the Gulf. the writer indicates that luck of financial improvement ideas to deal with such imbalances are all contingent upon the advance of sufficient and applicable talents within the quarter. This publication confirms the function and influence of the deficiencies within the academic procedure along the good demonstrated results of the over the top use of uneducated overseas staff and shortage of incentives within the labour marketplace. A complete research of the ability challenge and an problematic in-depth research to evaluate the explanations, outcomes and relationships among bad talents and technological functionality are highlights of this booklet. this can be an awesome source for coverage makers within the Gulf zone and researchers of the subject.

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The use of ICT has positive but insignificant/inconclusive effect at the micro level/across firms. Chapters 2, 5, 6 and 8 Chapters 5, 6 based on 3 Chapter 6 6. The transfer of knowledge/external schooling effects is unsuccessful at the micro and macro levels. The major reasons behind the low transfer of knowledge/external schooling effects are low educational qualifications, and deficient educational and training systems. The major consequences are the lack of networks and collaboration between universities and firms, low R&D efforts and low technology indicators.

3, which defines the concepts and describes the measures of technological change and human capital (education) and briefly explains the theoretical and empirical literature on the relationship between human capital, technological changes and economic growth. The purpose of this survey is to provide a background for our study, mainly to highlight the endogenous effects of technical change and human capital as confirmed in the endogenous growth literature to motivate the empirical analysis in the next chapters.

0 117,805 and plastic products 36. 1 77,645 products 37. 4 18,221 38. 3 137,769 machinery and equipment 39. 4 10,011 industries Total 7,088 100 81,368 100 546,352 Sources: GOIC Industrial Data Bank (2000b, p. 79) and Shiha, M. (2000, p. 8 100 Gulf Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia UAE 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 Fig. 2 The share of manufacturing in total exports in the Gulf countries (1987–1998) (Source: Adapted from GOIC (1998, 2000a)) resource) rich economies like the UAE. In most of these economies, the formal or organized labor market comprises mainly national.

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