Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Guidelines for Starting and Managing Businesses

1st Edition - August 31, 2016
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  • Author: Maria Pauceanu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112892
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112885

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Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council promotes a practical approach to starting businesses, and is useful not only for students, but also to anyone seeking practical insights on the essential aspects of entrepreneurship. As a wide-ranging introduction to theories and their applications, the book covers business plans, feasibility studies, and sources of startup funds. Case studies from GCC countries make the book a useful source of guidelines for starting and managing a business.

Key Features

  • Provides local and regional cases and examples familiar to GCC students
  • Covers all important subjects within entrepreneurship, from cultivating entrepreneurial habits and values, to sources of business financing
  • Emphasizes the variety of practical alternatives available to entrepreneurs


University students in the GCC. Secondary audiences include university students throughout the Arab world and future entrepreneurs or business owners. Also helpful for people hoping to do business in the Arab world or who would like to know more about it.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    2. Small and Medium Enterprises in Oman and the GCC
    3. Business Feasibility Study
    4. Business Plan
    5. Understanding the Ecosystem and Starting a Business

Product details

  • No. of pages: 172
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: August 31, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112892
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112885

About the Author

Maria Pauceanu

Alexandrina Maria Pauceanu received a Ph.D. in management from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. She is a Full Professor with over 10 years of national and international teaching experience, for-profit field and consultancy in both multicultural and multilingual environments. Currently she is teaching in Middle East (Oman) and also in Switzerland. She travelled to the Sultanate of Oman to implement her knowledge of SMEs and entrepreneurship and found herself in a community to which she could make significant contributions. She is involved in the Dhofar University Center for Entrepreneurship

Affiliations and Expertise

Dhofar University

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  • joannaseraphim Thu Oct 03 2019

    Very useful and practical book

    This books makes entrepreneurship accesible to everyone. It simplifies the process of feasibility study. The case studies are also very helpful. I definitely recommend this bookk for people who want to become entrepreneurs.