Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice

Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice

Neeta Baporikar (Ministry of Higher Education, Oman)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 527|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6198-1
ISBN13: 9781466661981|ISBN10: 1466661984|EISBN13: 9781466661998
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As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region becomes increasingly intertwined in the global economy, investment continues to be made in the educational sector. Multidimensional approaches to higher education have greatly influenced the state of business and government in the region.

Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice examines the need for a paradigm shift in the area of post-secondary education and innovation in the emerging, yet relatively understudied, MENA region. This book is a comprehensive reference work for researchers, students, educators, and professionals who are interested in exploring how global higher education is influencing the prosperity and progress of the MENA region.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational Development
  • Effects of Globalization on Higher Education
  • Ethics in Higher Education
  • Innovation and Higher Education
  • MENA Region
  • Social and Cultural Issues in Higher Education
  • Technology in Higher Education

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers working in various areas at universities in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Mexico, and Australia provide 18 chapters on the policy and practice of higher education in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. They focus on the educational situation and development in the region, the effects of globalization, ethics, technology, and research development, as well as case studies. They discuss the concerns of higher education in the region, issues related to the paradigm shift in addressing the needs of the region in transforming its resources and furthering its economic development, the performance of Arab universities in terms of international ranking systems, educational reforms in Qatar to build a knowledge economy, curriculum in legal financial studies in Turkey, and more.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

A lineup of education experts examine the need for change in the area of post-secondary education and innovation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. A resource on how higher education is influencing the region's prosperity and progress.

– Islamic Horizons, March/April 2015

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Neeta Baporikar is a Professor in the area of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. She holds a PhD in Management, an MBA (Distinction), and a Law (Hons.) degree. With more than two and a half decades of industry, consultancy, training, research, and academic experience, she is an Accredited Management Teacher, Qualified Trainer, Doctoral Guide, External Reviewer, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority, and Board Member of Academics and Selection Committee in accredited B-Schools. At the University of Pune, she supervises doctoral research students and collaborates on multidisciplinary research projects with academic/industry associates. Dr. Baporikar has traveled widely across India and abroad for professional and academic assignments. Prior to this, she was Head of Scientific Research, CAS Ministry of Higher Education Oman. A reviewer for many international journals, she has to her credit several referred publications. An established author in the area of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management, and Higher Education, her books are widely read and recommended by leading universities/institutes in India and abroad. Dr. Baporikar has been honored with a D. Sc. in Management Studies by the International University of Contemporary Studies, USA in 2009 and was listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2010 and onwards.