Among the key recommendations that the author presents in solving the current economic model of the country is the idea that the country needs to invest in imparting skills in its workforce. The author believes that a more skilled human capital would allow the nation’s workforce to explore and exploit other economic avenues. It is important to understand that with more education and skill, Abu Dhabi’s workforce does not need to necessarily rely on natural resources for economic growth. The author points out that the education of the workforce diversifies the marketability of the workforce such that the nation’s workforce can obtain employment opportunities not only in the country but also abroad (Alameri, 2010, p.25). The author explains that the globalization of the world economy necessitates a skilled workforce if Abu Dhabi is to be able to compete in other sectors. In specific the author points out that managerial skill in the corporate market are necessary if Abu Dhabi’s economy is going to make inroads into the international sphere. Despite presenting this framework, the author is quick to explain that this is not going to be an easy task to accomplish. According to the author, there is a great need for various sectors to cooperate so as to be able to fulfill this purpose. The author clear outlines the different stake holders whose work is essential for the attainment of this objective.
The academia is one of the major stakeholders that the author believes to be of uttermost importance. In specific, the author views graduates from institutions of higher learning as key players in the economy. This assertion is correct considering that the graduates flock the job market after graduating from these institutions. The author therefore finds it important for the school curriculum to be organized in such a way that it produces a workforce that is diverse to the needs of the current global economy. This would mean that Abu Dhabi’s school system has to invest in a new school system that has global marketability. A key scholarly strength of this article is that the author admits that the achievement of this goal is difficult and demanding. The author argues that both the Abu Dhabi government and the private sector have to cooperate in the achievement of this purpose. This argument is plausible considering the diverse responsibilities bestowed on the government of Abu Dhabi in meeting the needs of its people. Abu Dhabi and other nations in the Middle East have to invest in things such as food security and civilian safety (Rivera, 2011, p.59). It is important that they involve the private sector in the mobilization of resources.
In conclusion, there is a need for the government of Abu Dhabi to impart skills in its human capital. This will aid in the diversification of the country’s economy and also increase global marketability and competitiveness of its workforce. For this objective to be realized there is a need for the collusion of both the private and public sector in resource mobilization.
Alameri, S. (2010). Skills to Succeed. The Economic Review, 1, 24-26.
Rivera, A. N. (2011). Global food security. New York: Nova Science Publishers.