Title: The impact of Saudi Arabia's WTO accession on selected economic sectors and domestic economic reforms

Authors: M.A. Ramady, Mourad Mansour

Addresses: College of Industrial Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. ' College of Industrial Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Saudi Arabia|s accession to the WTO will promote the competitive advantages of the local industries, creating both opportunities and threats for certain sectors. This situation will call for urgent economic reforms in order to succeed the challenges of the accession. This study will attempt to highlight the WTO accession consequences on the local economy and especially on some major industries.

Keywords: Saudi Arabia; WTO; World Trade Organisation; industries; globalisation; economic sectors; economic reforms; Middle East.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2006.009887

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2006 Vol.2 No.3, pp.189 - 199

Published online: 31 May 2006 *

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