Title: Cooperation between Middle East countries and Ukraine in aerospace industry

Authors: Sergiy Spivakovskyy; Tetiana Spivakovska; Ali Ahmad Al-Ghozou

Addresses: Business Department, Higher Colleges of Technology, P.O. Box 7947, Sharjah University City, Sharjah, UAE ' Industrial Marketing Department, National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", 37, Prosp. Peremohy, Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine ' Accounting and Taxation Department, Kyiv National Economic University, 54/1 Prospect Peremogy, Kyiv, 03057, Ukraine

Abstract: The article examines the expediency of international cooperation in the aerospace industry between two regions, Ukraine and Middle East countries. With the help of Porter's diamond model of national competitive advantages, the international competitiveness of aerospace industries of Ukraine and Middle East countries have been analysed, and competitive advantages of countries in this industry have been determined. The article provides a detailed analysis of the feasibility of international cooperation between companies from Middle East and Ukraine in the aerospace industry. Strengths of Ukrainian and Middle East companies in the aerospace industry were analysed, and opportunities for international partnership were highlighted. The benefits of all participants were detected. Taking into account, the specifics of analysed countries and regions, the participants of cooperation, and their roles were defined.

Keywords: aerospace industry; heavy cargo aircrafts; competitive advantage; international cooperation; Porter's diamond; supporting industries; Ukraine.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2019.105255

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2019 Vol.20 No.4, pp.378 - 399

Received: 29 Jun 2019
Accepted: 21 Oct 2019

Published online: 22 Feb 2020 *

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