Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia

Vision 2030, 1st Edition

Edited by Muhammad Khurram Khan, Muhammad Babar Khan


208 pages | 44 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138488533
pub: 2020-04-23
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This book provides valuable insights into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) through a comprehensive examination of Saudi Vision 2030, an ambitious economic plan by the KSA to reinvent and diversify its economy from a heavy dependence on hydrocarbon to knowledge-based resources.

Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030 discusses how this initiative will assist the government in achieving its envisioned goals by creating a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. It studies the current state of play as well as new policies and reforms in Saudi Arabia which encompass education systems, ICT infrastructure, and a vibrant innovation landscape that includes academia, the public and private sector, and civil society. The authors present a number of real-life case studies as a model of inspiration for cross-sector development. The book provides a source of inspiration for other nations in studying the KSA’s determined and ambitious plans as a country in a transitioning journey, from a natural resources-based economy towards a knowledge-based country with considerable diversification in all sectors.

This book is a useful reference for students, researchers, policy and decision makers in understanding Saudi innovation and the economic diversification ecosystem.

Table of Contents

1 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Historical and Social Context 2 Economic Development Vision of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) 3 Saudi Entrepreneurship Case Studies and Analysis 4 Knowledge-based Economy in Saudi Arabia and Vision 2030: A Journey so far 5 Research and Development (R&D) in Saudi Arabia 6 Economic Transformation through Incubation and Entrepreneurship: (In the light of Saudi Vision 2030) 7 Saudi Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program

About the Editors

Muhammad Khurram Khan is currently working as a Professor of Cybersecurity at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is founder and CEO of the ‘Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research’ an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank registered in Washington D.C., which explores and addresses global cyberspace challenges from the intersecting dimensions of policy and technology.

Muhammad Babar Khan received his masters in Media Sciences from Iqra University in 2015. He is working for a renowned Think Tank "Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research, U.S.A." as a research analyst and media advisor, and is currently pursuing another masters in International Relations and a Ph.D. in media studies.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology

This innovative series explores the role of innovation and innovation management and technological advances from an organizational perspective. This series brings together theories from a wide range of individual disciplines and examines both the internal understanding and management and also an external, shareholder perspective. Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology (RIOT!) features cutting -edge research addressing all the major issues in business and management today, helping to define and advance the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / New Business Enterprises
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Operations Research
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development
COMPUTERS / Information Technology