Towards a strategy to build administrative capacity in light of human development for Qatar National Vision 2030

Al-Suwaidi, Jassim Sultan (2018) Towards a strategy to build administrative capacity in light of human development for Qatar National Vision 2030. PhD thesis, University of Bolton.

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This research highlights the important role of administrative and human development in the implementation of Qatar Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) as the country’s strategy for economic diversification and knowledge economy transition. The study examined the context, rationale, and significance of QNV 2030 strategy through comprehensive and well-organized literature review, which yielded indications of weak human capital and weak administrative capacity due to Qatar’s failure in addressing these needs early in its development history. These twin problems have spawned socio-economic and environmental issues that threaten Qatar’s strategic health, a situation raising the key question: What can be done to resolve Qatar’s weak human and administrative capacity in light of its critical impact on Qatar Vision 2030? To address the problem, this research adopted mixed method involving online survey and in depth interviews. The online survey elicited 40 suggestive probing themes supporting the triangulation of results between the two methods and the formulation of in-depth interview questions with key informants. The in-depth interviews distilled 10 notable development themes on: strategic readiness; income, surplus, and liquidity; social overhead capital; intergenerational equity; dynamics of change; government role; population imbalance; education; transformation leadership; and organizational trust. These research results interrelated with the findings of the literature review and on an integral sense, aided the development of multi-modal framework to assess Qatar’s overall strategic readiness. The integration alignment allowed the development of strategic and tactical statements subsequently adapted to the preferred theoretical framework of combined Total Quality Management (TQM) and Balanced Scorecard (BSC) paradigms. The overall results confirmed Qatar’s weak human capital and administrative capacity and revealed Qatar’s low strategic readiness of 53%, a mediocre index triggering questions on Qatar’s capacity to sustain progress as the ongoing oil price slump projects long-term duration. In answer to the key research question, the research concluded by presented recommendations from a national policy perspective and from a TQM-BSC implementation framework. For future research, the Researcher recommended that similar study over an expanded population size, with incremental analysis on: social and environmental aspects of the change agenda; adoption of all-level transformational leadership in inelastic monarchical framework; and context of post transformation retrogressive economic performance.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of the thesis submitted for fulfilment of the requirement of the University of Bolton for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Divisions: University of Bolton Theses > Business
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 09:19

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