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Title: The foodstuffs manufacturing industry in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s : geographical characteristics and future prospects
Author: Al-Harra, A. I. A.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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The main aims are to examine the geographic characteristics of the food processing industry in Saudi Arabia, to contribute to the understanding of the economic geography of the industry, to investigate the important role which the foodstuffs industry can play in encouragement and stimulation of the indigenous manufacturing in countries where industrial development is still in the early stages, to assess the value of the industry to Saudi Arabia and provide a sound basis on which to take decisions on the planning of the future of Saudi Arabia. Lack of literature on Saudi's foodstuffs industry, despite its importance, provides the justification for the study. Saudi Arabia started its modern development with the discovery of large oil reserves in the late 1930s. In the early part of the 1970s, the foodstuffs manufacturing industry began modern industrial development, benefiting from the economic boom. In 1974, as part of government policy to encourage private sector involvement in manufacturing, the industrial policy was issued to support and encourage small and medium industrial projects, including foodstuffs manufacturing industry. Three sources of data were used for the study. The first was the secondary data, especially from the Ministry of Industry and Electricity. The second source was a questionnaire survey of 128 of the 324 registered foodstuffs manufacturing factories. The third source was personal interviews with official persons. Analysis of the data available is used as the basis for description and explanation. Forecasting to 2010 was undertaken.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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