Fostering GCC's knowledge economy through ICT: Research in progress

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Abstract

The transformation toward the knowledge economy is inevitable for countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which currently seek to diversify their economies away from heavy dependence on the diminishing resource of oil. The knowledge economy, based on the abundant resource of knowledge, can be promising for small developing countries. This research-in-progress study assesses the value of information and communications technologies (ICT) pillar on the GCC's knowledge economy and its other pillars of education and human resources, economic and institutional regimes, and innovation systems. Based on a simple correlation analysis of 1995, 2000, and 2012 knowledge economy indices of GCC countries, this paper illustrates the increasing value of ICT in exploiting knowledge resources and developing the knowledge economy and its pillars. Its findings can assist GCC and other developing countries in further investing in ICT to develop their knowledge economy and consequently gain economic value from exploiting its knowledge resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4104-4112
Number of pages9
Volume2016-March
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2016
Event49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 - Koloa, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2016Jan 8 2016

Other

Other49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period1/5/161/8/16

Keywords

  • GCC knowledge economy
  • ICT
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Knowledge-based economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Al-Busaidi, K. A. (2016). Fostering GCC's knowledge economy through ICT: Research in progress. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 (Vol. 2016-March, pp. 4104-4112). [7427695] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.509