Harabi, Najib (2007): Performance of the Arabic Book Translation Industry in Selected Arab Countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi-Arabia and Syria.
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Knowledge has always been at the heart of economic growth and development. It is disseminated chiefly through the different stages of education, R&D, the mass media and the translation industry. In Arab countries there has been a widespread impression that there is a low level of translation activities, which in turn has led to a low output of the translation industry in those countries.
This research project addresses this issue; its overall objectives are (1) to describe the economic performance of the Arabic book translation industry in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Syria; (2) to understand empirically the economic performance of that industry, the focus here being on qualitatively analyzing the major determinants (positive and negative factors) affecting the growth process of that industry; and (3) to provide policy makers and business leaders in the Arab region with theoretically sound and evidence-based advice on the issues analyzed in the project.
To provide an empirical base for answering those questions, both published data and fresh new data have been used. For the latter purpose, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted in the year 2005 among 190 experts, covering firm representatives and experts in industry and government. The Porter (Diamond) model has been used as a theoretical background. The empirical results were incorporated in five national case studies. In addition, a synthesis of the results of the national reports gives a comparative account of the performance of the Arabic book translation industry in the five Arab countries
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Performance of the Arabic Book Translation Industry in Selected Arab Countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi-Arabia and Syria|
|Keywords:||Book industry, Arabic book, Arab countries, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi-Arabia, translation, Arabic translation|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L89 - Other
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z11 - Economics of the Arts and Literature
|Depositing User:||Najib Harabi|
|Date Deposited:||12. Jan 2008 14:57|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 17:54|
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