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A new role for research in achieving prosperity in the Middle East

A new role for research in achieving prosperity in the Middle East Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assert a mainstream role for focused R&D as a service activity for the economy and for society in a prosperous and harmonious Middle East. Design/methodology/approach – Comparative review of science policy options in the context of today's Middle Eastern economies and societies, their competitiveness, needs, aspirations. Findings – A clear case for a university‐based R&D policy targeting the needs and potential of each nation so as to stimulate entrepreneurship, job creation and renewal of traditional sectors and small firms. Practical implications – Priority allocation of resources to targeted R&D together with associated policy changes to achieve an open socio‐economic climate conducive to innovation and birth of new activities. Originality/value – To remind policymakers of recent international experience and thus help identify a Middle Eastern R&D focus also in the context of Islam's historic appreciation of the value of knowledge and learning. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues Emerald Publishing

A new role for research in achieving prosperity in the Middle East

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1753-7983
DOI
10.1108/17537980810861466
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assert a mainstream role for focused R&D as a service activity for the economy and for society in a prosperous and harmonious Middle East. Design/methodology/approach – Comparative review of science policy options in the context of today's Middle Eastern economies and societies, their competitiveness, needs, aspirations. Findings – A clear case for a university‐based R&D policy targeting the needs and potential of each nation so as to stimulate entrepreneurship, job creation and renewal of traditional sectors and small firms. Practical implications – Priority allocation of resources to targeted R&D together with associated policy changes to achieve an open socio‐economic climate conducive to innovation and birth of new activities. Originality/value – To remind policymakers of recent international experience and thus help identify a Middle Eastern R&D focus also in the context of Islam's historic appreciation of the value of knowledge and learning.

Journal

Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern IssuesEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 29, 2008

Keywords: Research and development; Competitive strategy; Employment; Middle East; Government policy; Economic growth

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