(pp.01-15) A. Al-Roubaie and M. M. S. Almubarak ‘Localisation of knowledge in GCC countries: the case of SMEs’, MEJELSD, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017

9th September 2017

Amer Al-Roubaie* and Muneer M. S. Almubarak College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain Email: aalroubaie@ahlia.edu.bh Email: malmubarak@ahlia.edu.b Purpose: Localisation of knowledge is among the important challenges facing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Knowledge is a key driver of modern economies impacting productivity, employment, wealth creation, poverty reduction and technology diffusion. Building capabilities for [more details]

(pp.91-99) S. El-Kafafi and J. Cha ‘Application of open innovation strategies in world renowned organisations’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016

2nd October 2016

Siham El-Kafafi Director of Research and Senior Lecturer, ICL Education Group, New Zealand  Jing Cha Operations Manager, Greenspot Ltd., New Zealand Purpose: This research aims to critically assess two open innovation strategies, the inbound open innovation/inside-out innovation and the outbound open innovation/outside-in innovation, and their application in two world renowned organizations. Design/Approach: The research will [more details]

(pp.61-70) N. M. Hassan ‘Increasing the pace towards an innovation economy in the Arab region’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 5, No 2, 2016

2nd October 2016

Nazar M. Hassan UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences for the Arab States, Cairo Purpose: The Arab region has generally failed to catalyse and convert knowledge production into innovation effectively, and/or add value to products and services in the different economic sectors. Insufficient government commitment for science, technology and innovation (STI) and research, poorly designed national [more details]

(pp.81-90) H. Hamdoun, O. M. Khair, O. M. Ibrahim and M. Adam ‘A peep into the ICT services ecosystem in Sudan’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016

2nd October 2016

Hassan Hamdoun School of Natural and Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Kings’ College, UK Osama Mohammed Khair Zain-Sudan  Osama Mohammed Ibrahim Zain-Sudan  Marwan Adam Sudanese Knowledge Society, Khartoum, Sudan Purpose: To analyse the ICT services performance against the telecommunications and ICT purpose and mandate, taking into account stakeholders’ role in the ecosystem. Design/Methodology/Approach: This article presents [more details]

(pp.28-36) E. Elmansori ‘Business incubators as a tool for the development and growth of start-up companies in the Arab world’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015

6th September 2015

Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya Purpose: Business incubation facilitates the development and growth of start-up companies by providing entrepreneurs with resources and services. Incubator management usually develops these services that are offered by its wide network of contacts. Therefore, the aim of this research to contribute to general knowledge about the economic growth and [more details]

(pp.01-13) A. Al-Roubaie and A. Al-Ameen ‘Trade and knowledge creation in GCC countries: the case for sustainable development’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015

17th August 2015

Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain Abdulwahab Al-Ameen, University of Bahrain, Bahrain Purpose: Knowledge creation, technology transfer and information dissemination have been widely discussed in the literature of development studies as important drivers for rapid economic growth and sustainable development. In the new economy, access to global markets has become essential for supporting development. International trade [more details]

(pp.201-214) E. Elmansori and L. Arthur ‘Obstacles to innovation faced by SMEs in Libya’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014

16th August 2013

Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the obstacles faced by innovation in SMEs in Libya. Libyan SMEs have relatively low value added, though they represent a significant portion of Libyan firms. According to previous research, SMEs are facing a financing gap that causes [more details]

(pp.051-063) H. M. Al-Mubaraki and M. Busler ‘Importance of innovation in Sweden’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014

12th June 2013

Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA Purpose: The dynamics of business contexts manipulate the way firms act in their industry. These changes can have effects in several areas within a company. Entrepreneurship and Innovation are two areas that are affected when a change in a firm’s environment occurs. The [more details]

(pp.21-37) E. Hamad and L. Arthur ‘Entrepreneurship in SMEs through business incubators in UAE’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013

14th December 2012

Emhamad Hamad and Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK Purpose: This research aimed to determine whether the economic conditions for business strategy in the Arab World are favourable to a programme of business incubation and to suggest directions on the best ways to implement business incubation in Libya. Business incubators (BI) have proved to be [more details]

(pp.057-079) H. S. AL-Obaidy ‘Building capacity for a knowledge-based economy in Bahrain’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012

28th January 2012

Hadeel Showket AL-Obaidy, Ahlia University, Bahrain Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine some of the challenges and opportunities to build a knowledge-based economy in Bahrain. Recent trends in development studies have focused on building knowledge capacity to foster economic growth and promote development. Bahrain has limited natural resources, and, therefore, investment in [more details]

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