This book provides valuable insights into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) through a comprehensive examination of Vision 2030, an ambitious economic plan by the KSA to reinvent and diversify its economy from a heavy dependence on hydrocarbon to knowledge-based resources.

Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030 discusses how this initiative will assist the government in achieving its envisioned goals by creating a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. It studies the current state of the field as well as new policies and reforms in Saudi Arabia which encompass education systems, ICT infrastructure and a vibrant innovation landscape that includes academia, the public and private sectors and civil society. The authors present a number of real-life case studies as a model of inspiration for cross-sector development. The book provides a source of inspiration for other nations in studying the KSA’s determined and ambitious plans as a country in a transitioning journey, from a natural resources-based economy towards a knowledge-based country with considerable diversification in all sectors.

This book is a useful reference for students, researchers and policy and decision-makers in understanding Saudi innovation and the economic diversification ecosystem.

chapter 1|16 pages

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The land of opportunities
ByMuhammad Babar Khan, Irfan Hameed, Kamran Khan

chapter 2|37 pages

Economic development vision of the Gulf Cooperation Council

ByMuhammad Babar Khan, Sadia Iqbal, Irfan Hameed

chapter 3|30 pages

Saudi entrepreneurship case studies and analysis

ByMuhammad Babar Khan, Sadia Iqbal

chapter 4|20 pages

Knowledge-based economy in Saudi Arabia and Vision 2030

The journey so far
ByMohammad Nurunnabi

chapter 5|15 pages

Research and development in Saudi Arabia

ByIbrahim Babelli

chapter 6|27 pages

Economic transformation through incubation and entrepreneurship (in light of Vision 2030)

ByMuhammad Babar Khan, Sadia Iqbal, Irfan Hameed

chapter 7|21 pages

Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program

ByMuhammad Babar Khan, Sadia Iqbal

chapter |9 pages


ByMuhammad Khurram Khan, Muhammad Babar Khan