The institutional logics of localization programs in GCC developing countries

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Ahmed Diab


This study explains the sociopolitical impacts of localization programs by focusing on some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE. This study is based on secondary data collected from the review of previous relevant studies and data available on the Internet. Despite contributing to achieving some political and social goals, these programs have serious impacts concerning the quality of work to be done in the labor and the business (economic) environment. This study alerts the international society to the various perspectives of the locally-taken decisions or implemented programs.

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