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Title: Industrial development : a case study of Kuwait : problems, plans, prospect and strategy
Author: Al-Kandari, Abdullah Ramadan A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3406 5345
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1982
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One of the most urgent tasks facing Kuwait is the conversion of oil receipts into Productive Physical assets and the achievement of accelerated economic growth, linked to a need to diversify the economy by encouraging other economic sectors, such as manufacturing industries, to increase their share in the economy. The development of industry should help absorb some of the surplus capital derived from oil revenues, and create a wider economic base and help in diversifying the economy. There are many reasons for the diversification process in Kuwait, which is heavily dependent on the oil sector as a main source of revenue and foreign exchange, as we will see later, but the main one is the fact that oil deposits will be exhausted in the future. This thesis is composed of three parts. Part one serves as a background to the study. It outlines some of the physical aspects of the country such as its relief, surface rock types and the major climatic conditions. It also presents some of the problems facing economic growth in Kuwait and some theoretical approaches, which can be used as tools in solving development problems in the country. Part two seeks to investigate and examine some factors influencing industrial development in Kuwait and tries to assess the role of each one of them. These factors are: Infrastructure, Finance, Market, Natural Resources, Administrative competence, Labour Force and finally Industrial Pollution. Part three, based on the above investigation, seeks to draw out a comprehensive strategy for industrial development in Kuwait and to advocate some policies and measures for the application of the proposed strategy. The final section presents an overview of the findings of the survey and outlines some conclusions and recommendations relevant to industrial development in Kuwait.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD Industries. Land use. Labor