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The role of sociocultural dimensions in innovation systems: the Gulf Cooperation Council

Collins, Lee;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This research investigates the role of sociocultural dimensions in increasing national innovative capacity. While literature focuses on other determinants of innovation output, such as the stock of knowledge and resources dedicated to R&D, dimensions of a cultural nature have yet to be adequately addressed. The investigation examines sociocultural factors in natural resource-rich countries where the urgency to survive is not the primary driver in achieving economic growth. Oil-rich GCC countries, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, have made significant investment in education and information and communications technology to...
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Chapter 3 Sociocultural Environment for Innovation ................................................. 61 3.1 Introduction to the Sociocultural Environment ............................................................... 62 Table 6.2 Data Description ................................................................................................ 134

Table 6.3 Variable Relationships....................................................................................... 144

Table 6.4 Regressions on Resource and Infrastructure Variables Only -  and Sig Values

Table 6.5 Regressions on Sociocultural Dimensions and Resource and Infrastructure

Variables -  and Sig Values.............................................................................................. 146

Table 6.6 Regressions on Reduced Number of Variables -  and Sig Values................... 148

Table 6.7 Regression on Reduced Variables for LI and EI Groups -  and Sig Values .... 149

Table 6.8 Regression on Reduced Variables GCC Group -  and Sig Values .................. 150 Table 6.9 Determinants of Innovative Capacity - All Countries (Omit F SCX4 Risk Attitude)

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Openness in Communication, F SCX4 Risk Attitude).......................................................... 153

Table 6.11 Determinants of Innovative Capacity - GCC Countries.................................. 155

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