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The sharp increase in oil revenues since 2002 has left the Arab Gulf States with billions of petro-dollars. But how will these countries fare in the post-oil era?
The rulers of these states are taking serious measures to ensure the survival of their economies, and indeed their regimes, in a world with scarce mineral resources. This volume explores the extent to which these countries have been and will be able to prepare for the future by transforming themselves into serious international destinations for tourism, finance, healthcare and education. It also considers the implications of failure for the future survival of their regimes.
This study will provide food for thought for academics, policy makers and general readers.
About the Contributors
David Weir is Professor of Intercultural Management at Liverpool Hope University.
Nabil A. Sultan is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Computer Science, Liverpool Hope University.
Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub is Director of Research at the Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE.
‘A must-read for all who seek to understand the Gulf States’ rapid global rise and likely evolution’
Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Kuwait Research Fellow, London School of Economics
‘A comprehensive overview of the Arabian Gulf's present place and future prospects ... It is the book practitioners and scholars have been waiting for.’
Gerald Mars, Honorary Professor of Anthropology, University College London
‘An incisive enquiry into an exciting region, the authors leave no stones unturned. It is bold in its examination of both the history and the crucial changes being wrought throughout the Gulf .'
Charles Wilson, Director of The Consultancy, an international human resources business with Gulf experience