When the Oryx takes off: Doha a new rising knowledge hub in the Gulf-region?

Sven Conventz, Alain Thierstein, Florian Wiedmann, Ashraf M. Salama

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Abstract

With accelerating pace in the past years, Qatar has strategically pushed forward its economic diversification. According to Qatar's long-term development vision, the knowledge-economy is taking a key role within this economic diversification process and the transformation of its capital into a regional as well as global service hub. This paper aims at identifying emerging knowledge-based patterns that drive the Qatari space economy. We apply a research concept that brings together two different scientific angles: relational economic geography and physical urban development aspects. The results indicate first a subsidiary role for the Qatari knowledge intensive firms within the Gulf region; second their predominant connectivity patterns to Europe and South-East Asia; third as a distinct lack of urban amenities and qualities for knowledge workers.
LanguageEnglish
Pages65-82
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 May 2015

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South-East Asia
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Keywords

  • knowledge economy
  • Doha
  • Qatar
  • advanced producer services
  • high technology
  • urban hierarchy

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When the Oryx takes off : Doha a new rising knowledge hub in the Gulf-region? / Conventz, Sven; Thierstein, Alain; Wiedmann, Florian; Salama, Ashraf M.

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