Overview of knowledge economy in the Arab region

Nour, Samia Satti O. M. (2013). Overview of knowledge economy in the Arab region. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Nour, Samia Satti O. M.
    Title Overview of knowledge economy in the Arab region
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 38
    Abstract This paper employs both the descriptive and comparative approaches and uses the definition of knowledge and knowledge indicators used in the literature to examine the existence and development of the knowledge economy in the Arab region. We fill the gap in the Arab literature and present a more comprehensive analysis of the development of knowledge indicators in the Arab region. Our findings support the first hypothesis that the knowledge economy exists in the Arab region and coincides with a substantial knowledge gap compared to other world regions. Our results corroborate the second hypothesis concerning the variation in knowledge indicators, according to the structure of the economy in the Arab region, and support the third hypothesis concerning the poor and slow progress in the trend of knowledge - related indicators in the Arab region. Therefore, it is essential for the Arab region to enhance the knowledge economy and indicators to achieve economic development in the Arab region.
    Keyword Knowledge economy
    Tacit knowledge
    Codified knowledge
    Knowledge index
    Arab region
    JEL O10
    O11
    O30
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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