Economic diversification in Saudi Arabia : an overview and an analysis of attitudes

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dc.contributor.advisor Lazar, Drew Michael Althonyan, Mogren M. 2017-05-09T12:13:23Z 2017-05-09T12:13:23Z 2017-05-06
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dc.description.abstract Saudi Arabia has developed a strong economy in the last fifty years which relies mostly on oil production. However, recent changes in global demand, production patterns and prices have reduced the amount of oil income available to the Saudi government and its citizens. Along with demographic and societal changes, these factors have led many Saudis to increasingly consider whether transitioning to an economy that depends on more diverse sources of production and income is desirable. This thesis investigates the factors behind the changing economic landscape faced by Saudi Arabia including price, supply and demand. Available data is summarized and discussed in this regard. Also, Saudi attitudes towards diversification are examined through a survey of over three-hundred and sixty Saudi citizens designed and implemented by the author. Statistical analysis of the results identifies overall patterns in Saudi attitudes towards diversification and significant relationships between demographic factors and these attitudes. Also, the reliability and consistency of the survey is considered through its design and statistical measures. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Mathematical Sciences
dc.description.tableofcontents Economic factors and oil -- Opinion of Saudi economists -- Survey of Saudi attitudes -- Analysis of survey results
dc.subject.lcsh Saudi Arabia -- Economic policy -- Public opinion.
dc.subject.lcsh Petroleum industry and trade -- Saudi Arabia -- Public opinion.
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Saudi Arabia.
dc.title Economic diversification in Saudi Arabia : an overview and an analysis of attitudes en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Economic diversification in Saudia Arabia :|ban overview and analysis of attitudes Thesis (M.S.) en_US

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