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Middle East: Business & Economics: Industry
Find books, articles, and online resources about business and economics in the Middle East.
This study analyses the perspectives of industrialization in Africa, taking the example of edible oil industry, one of the historical and most important sub-sectors, in two countries. The study focuses on three important aspects for success of industry: the linkages between industry and agriculture, the performance of public and private enterprises, and the impact of government policy on the sector.
This book is the fifth in a series of books on the major petroleum and gas exporting nations, most of them part of the developing world. Because of its gas dimension, Algeria occupies a special position in the global economy, particularly with regard to Europe. At the same time, despite its efforts to diversify the economy, Algeria still finds that its prospects are closely bound to the future of oil and gas.
This is the second book published by the World Bank on behalf of the Mediterranean Development Forum partnership of 10 Middle East and North Africa regions. The volume is a joint publication with the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey.
Exploration of the potential for the privatization of some of Iran's national institutions, in particular whether there is the political will to privatize the Iranian oil and gas industry. Provides a theoretical basis for the determination of privatization policy and presents an historical overview of Iran since World War II, in order to build a context for the determinants of privatization policy in Iran.
Recent empirical evidence on the impact of reforms in a number of developing countries shows that such persistence of inefficiency and market power is specific to MENA. Showcasing in-depth analyses from Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey (with comparative data from Asia and Latin America), this book focuses on the dynamics of firm entry and exit to help explain the low productivity of the region.
Dirk Vandewalle supplies a detailed analysis of Libya's political and economic development since the country's independence in 1951, basing his account on fieldwork in Libya, archival research in Tripoli and personal interviews with some of the country's top policymakers.