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Analysis of the Effects of Socioeconomic, Political and Institutional Determinants on Technological Innovation in the Maghreb

Abstract This study focuses on three major Maghreb states (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) with distinct institutional, political and socioeconomic patterns. It essentially tackles the issue of technological development particularly investments, trade, human capital and patents in a socially and politically sensitive environment. The researcher assumes that government stability, law and order, GDP growth and ICT usage are related to technological innovation in the Maghreb. The stated hypotheses indicate that these political, institutional and socioeconomic factors have significant effect on technological innovation in the Maghreb. Based on a two equations' empirical model, our researcher attempts to test these effects and explore the interactions ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Oubaiden, Mohamed (Author) / Grossman, Gary (Advisor) / Waissi, Gary (Committee member) / Parmentier, Mary Jane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Economics, Commerce-Business / Entrepreneurship / Management / Economic development / Innovation policy / Maghreb / Research & Development / Statistical analysis / Technological development
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 114 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Technology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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