Enhancing linkages in oil and gas in Qatar

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dc.contributor.author Al-Showaikh, Jenan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-20T11:32:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-20T11:32:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Al- Showaikh, Jenan Ahmed Abdulaziz (2018) Enhancing linkages in oil and gas in Qatar, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://hdl.handle.net/10539/27081>
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/27081
dc.description Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the requirement of the degree of Masters in Development Theory and Policy In faculty of Commerce, Law and management School of Economic and Business Sciences University of Witwatersrand, 2018 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Qatar’s economy is mainly dependent on oil and gas, making it vulnerable to global economic shifts and in need of diversification. Qatar’s state has always depended on Western consultancies, which largely advance a neoliberal agenda and so do not consider the long-term needs of Qatar’s economy. While a small body of academic literature has criticized Qatar’s economic strategy, this research provides an alternative strategy for diversification, recommending building linkages directed towards industrialisation. The study takes into account the needs of Qatar’s economy, focusing on diversification carried out in a stable way that creates employment, as well as other factors. The study finds that Qatar’s local content policies lack transparency, clarity, and monitoring institutions, as well as penalties and incentives to enforce the rules. Thus, there has been limited progress in forming the backward linkages knowledge linkages that would enable Qatar’s economic diversification. en_ZA
dc.format.extent Online resource (82 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Natural resources
dc.subject.lcsh Natural gas
dc.title Enhancing linkages in oil and gas in Qatar en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian XL2019 en_ZA


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