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Technological Innovation in the United Arab Emirates: Process and Challenges


  • Mariam Omran Al Hallami

    () (Research and Evaluation at the Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Foundation)

  • Constance Van Horne

    (College of Business at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi)

  • Victor Zengyu Huang

    (College of Business, Zayed University)


The purpose of this paper is to enhance our understanding about the current state of R&D in the UAE and its challenges through an exploratory case study of a technological innovation. The innovation process of the Emirati entrepreneur is similar to processes in other parts of the world, but there is no access to government research centers or public research available. The findings suggest that support is needed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of technological innovation processes in the UAE.

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  • Mariam Omran Al Hallami & Constance Van Horne & Victor Zengyu Huang, 2013. "Technological Innovation in the United Arab Emirates: Process and Challenges," Transnational Corporations Review, Ottawa United Learning Academy, vol. 5(2), pages 46-59, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:oul:tncr09:v:5:y:2013:i:2:p:46-59

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