Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Role of Higher Education in the Competitiveness of a Developing Nation: A Case Study of Algeria
by Chirouf, Ahmed, Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2017, 202; 10640335
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines the relationship between higher education (HE) and economic development. Through the use of Algeria as a case study, this study specifically addresses how the Algerian economy needs to integrate HE to promote the country’s competitiveness and reduce its dependency on oil. Although the country has adopted European educational paradigms, such as the LMD (Licence, Master, and Doctorate) model, this adoption does not necessarily promote change and progress if the people do not perceive HE as a wealth creator. Thus, although economic investments in HE are essential and economic diversification policies are needed in Algeria, they will remain ineffective without addressing total integration of HE into the economy. Drawing upon existing literature and original qualitative research with key participants in Algerian HE, this study concludes with recommendations on how to make HE a significant contributor to Algeria's economic progress.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Moore, Robert
Commitee: Fetni, Hocine, Guillén, Mauro, Perna, Laura
School: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Chief Learning Officer
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 79/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Economics, North African Studies, Higher education
Keywords: Algeria, Competitiveness of a nation, Higher education, Human capital, Innovation, Integration of the university in the economy
Publication Number: 10640335
ISBN: 978-0-355-58862-0
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