Investors and workers in the western desert of Egypt : an exploratory survey

Title

Investors and workers in the western desert of Egypt : an exploratory survey

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Department

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Program

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Description

The experiences and perceptions of 125 selected investors (small enterpreneurs) and 192 workers in 5 different areas of the Western Desert of Egypt are investigated. Socio-economic characteristcs of the investors and workers are described, and respondents' views of community services and the sources of change and resulting conflicts in the areas are assessed. Reasons underlying investment in the desert area are explored, paying particular attention to choice of activity and location. Investors' perceptions of successes, constraints and prospects of desert investment and workers' perceptions of the potential of their respective sectors of activity are reported. The workers' work experience, recruitment and job satisfaction and their income and expenditures are also considered. Most of the constraints expressed by the respondents are related to characteristics of the wider Egyptian economy

ISBN

9774242971

Publication Date

Fall 1992

Publisher

American University in Cairo Press

City

Cairo

Keywords

rural, Management, productivity, small enterprises, investment, private ownership, workers, arid zone, Egypt

Series

Cairo Papers in Social Science 15(3)

Investors and workers in the western desert of Egypt : an exploratory survey

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