Policy implications and recommendations

Ayman Ismail, Thomas Schøtt, Abbas Bazargan, Basheer Salaytah, Hamad Al Kubaisi, Majdi Hassen, Ignacio de la Vega, Nihel Chabrak, Abier Annan, Mike Herrington, Penny Kew

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Most of the developing countries in the MENA region face still face a number of social, political and economic challenges. The countries in the MENA region range in economic development from factor-driven (Iran) to efficiency-driven (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia) to innovation-driven (Qatar and the UAE) but almost all face problems with job creation, low education and skills levels (especially among women), gender inequality and innovation technologies. These problems exist mainly in the underdeveloped SME sector, as many of the larger organizations have achieved international status and a high degree of competitiveness. Unemployment rates, especially among women and the youth, remain unacceptably high, especially in areas outside of the public sectors. The private sector is not providing the employment that should be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions to Management Science
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameContributions to Management Science
ISSN (Print)1431-1941
ISSN (Electronic)2197-716X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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