(pp.259-284) N. Al-Roomy ‘Contribution of the Arab private sector to the development of SSA countries’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 3/4, 2014

International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa (IJIKMMENA)Nawaf Al Roomy, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

Purpose: The main objective of this study is to highlight the importance and contribution of Arab investments in Africa.
Design/methodology/approach: Emphasis will be directed to the share of private Arab investments in African countries and the potential that these investments will have on future development in both Arab and African countries.
Findings: This study discusses the benefits that African countries obtain from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and various other trade relations among these countries.
Originality/value: This study will contribute to the literature on the relationship between the private sector in Arab countries and initiatives to promote development in Africa.
Keywords: Arab investments, Arab Free Trade Zone, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), Development, Trade

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