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

Conventz, Sven, Thierstein, Alain, Wiedmann, Florian and Salama, Ashraf (2015) When the Oryx takes off: Doha a new rising knowledge hub in the Gulf region? International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 6 (1). pp. 65-82. ISSN 2040-4468

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJKBD.2015.069443


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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge economy, Doha, Qatar, advanced producer services, high technology, urban hierarchy
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 10:14
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 10:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50151

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