The role of FDI in enhancing Oman’s ports sector

Omer Ali Ibrahim, Sufian Abdelgadir, Sonal Devesh

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Abstract

The paper examines the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) and its role in enhancing Oman’s ports sector. Data was collected through an administered questionnaire, with a sample of 59 respondents selected randomly from Sohar and Sultan Qaboos ports. The study found the strategic location of the country, government policy, and easy access to skilled manpower from neighbouring countries are the main factors attracting the FDI to Oman’s ports sector. Benefits of FDI to Omani ports include creating more jobs, supplementing domestic investment, transferring technology and bringing new organisational and managerial practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-50
Number of pages14
JournalAustralian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2019

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  • Ocean Engineering
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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The role of FDI in enhancing Oman’s ports sector. / Ali Ibrahim, Omer; Abdelgadir, Sufian; Devesh, Sonal.

In: Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 1, 02.01.2019, p. 37-50.

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