Transitioning Towards a Knowledge Society: Qatar as a Case Study (Hardcover)

Transitioning Towards a Knowledge Society: Qatar as a Case Study By Julia Gremm, Julia Barth, Kaja J. Fietkiewicz Cover Image
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Part I: Context

1 Informational Cities in the GCC States

1.1 The Gulf Region

1.2 Background: Cities in the Knowledge Society

1.3 Methods

1.4 Informational Cities in the GCC Countries?

2 Qatar in a Nutshell

2.1 Qatar as a Post-oil Knowledge-based State?

2.2 Geography and Climate

2.3 Demography and Language

2.4 Culture and Religion

2.5 Politics

2.6 Rentier State and Rentier Mentality

2.7 Economy

2.8 Public Health

2.9 Education

2.10 Tradition versus Modernity

Part II: Concept

3 Knowledge Economy and Knowledge-Based Development

3.1 Definition of the Concepts

3.2 Indicators of the Country's Development Status

4 Methods

4.1 Grounded Theory Method

4.2 Rapid Ethnographic Field Study

4.3 Qualitative Interviews

4.4 Quantitative Data Analysis

4.5 E-Government and Government 2.0

4.6 SWOT Analysis

Part III: Connection

5 Diversification of Knowledge-Based Industries and Foreign Investment

5.1 Oil and Gas Industry

5.2 Information Industry

5.3 Renewable Energy Industry

5.4 MICE Industry

5.5 Tourism Industry

5.6 Other Promising Industries

5.7 Foreign Investments

5.8 Summarizing Qatar's Diversification Strategies

6 Creativity and the Knowledge Society

6.1 Creativity and Innovation

6.2 Scientists, Engineers and Physicians and their Scientific Output

6.3 Exchange of Everyday Knowledge

6.4 Summarizing Qatar's Creativity and Knowledge Base

7 E-Government

7.1 Maturity of Governmental Websites

7.2 E-Government Social Media Study

7.3 Summarizing Qatar's E-Government Strategies

8 Knowledge-Based Development

8.1 Support and Restrictions

8.2 Development of the Corporate Landscape in the Knowledge Sector

8.3 Development of K-12 Education

8.4 Summarizing Qatar's Support of Knowledge-based Development

9 Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education

9.1 The University Landscape of Doha

9.2 Level of Research and Education

9.3 Research and University Funding

9.4 Internationality: Opportunity or Risk?

9.5 Summarizing Qatar's Higher Education Ambitions

10 Students and Graduates

10.1 Qatari versus Expatriate Students

10.2 Female versus Male Students

10.3 Public versus Private Universities

10.4 Summarizing Qatar's Higher Education Conditions

11 Transition of Graduates into the Labor Market

11.1 Level of Graduates: Qataris versus Expats

11.2 Different Paths taken by Post-Graduates

11.3 Private versus Public Sector as Employer Prospect

11.4 Can an Increase in Motivation promote Qatarization?

11.5 Summarizing the Possibilities of Qatar's Graduates

12 Libraries, Science Parks and Research Funding

12.1 Libraries and Librarians

12.2 Science and Technology Parks and Science Funding

12.3 Triple Helix Partnerships

12.4 Summarizing Qatar's further Knowledge-Intensive Institutions

Part IV: Conclusion

13 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of Qatar's Way into the Knowledge


13.1 Strengths

13.2 Weaknesses

13.3 Opportunities

13.4 Threats

13.5 Hypothetical Scenarios


Product Details
ISBN: 9783319711942
ISBN-10: 3319711946
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 21st, 2017
Pages: 244
Language: English