Articles and Papers Authored by IPR Staff Members
Competitve Intelligence Review Middle East CI Sources: Problems and Solutions
Gil Feiler, Ph.D.
Competitve Intelligence Review, Volume 10, Number 2 - Second Quarter 1999

The 19 nations of the Middle East and North Africa represent a market of nearly 300 million. The region is home to roughly 65% of the world's proven oil reserves. Yet, Western business leaders, decision-makers, and other interested parties who aim to gather Cl face many content, technical, and other obstacles. This article introduces the steps necessary to locate the most reliable, accurate, and up-to-date Cl regarding the region, and elaborates on the following issues: (1) Availability of Cl sources in the region; (2) general content advantages and disadvantages of using these sources; (3) technical difficulties and obstacles for Western Cl seekers; (4) methods applied to overcome various barriers; and (5) how to use Cl sources appropriately for your organisation's needs. The article includes specific case studies to illustrate the difficulties inherent in obtaining Cl in the region, and methods to gather necessary materials and leads. The author shares his experiences both as a builder of a business database regarding the Middle East and as a user of such databases.
C 1999 John Wfley & Sons, Inc.

Counter Terrorism and Commercial Interests: Do They Conflict?
"Terrorism and Political Violence",
Volume 10, Summer 1998, Number 2.

Guidlines for Final Status Negotiations Between Israel and Palestine

"IPCRI Commercial Law Report Series",
November 1998.

Growth Potential Significant for Arab Diamond Markets
"New York Diamonds",
Number 32, 1996.

Decline and Growth, Privatization and Protectionism in the Middle East Airline Industry
"Journal of Transport Geography",
Volume 2, Number 1, 1994.

Labour Migration in the Middle East Following the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait
"Israel/Palestine Issues in Conflict, Issues for Cooperation",
                   Volume II, Number 7,
                   December 1993.

Chapters in Books:
An Unforseen Rivalry: The Peace Process and the Jordanian and Palestinian Economies.

"The Economics of Middle East Peace: A Reassessment",
JAI Press, Stamford, 1999.

The Military Indusries of the Arab World in the 1990s
"The Politics and Economics of Defence Industries",
Frank Cass, London, 1998.

Arab Responses to the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
"From Rabin to Netanyahu: Israel's Troubled Agenda",
Frank Cass, London, 1997.

Jordan's Economy, 1970-1990: The Primacy of Exogenous Factors
"Jordan in the Middle East 1948-1988: The Making of a Pivotal State",
Frank Cass, London, 1994.

The Petroleum Prices, Politics and War
"The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath",
Routledge, London, 1993.

The New Towns in Egypt
"Housing Policy in Developing Countries",
Routledge, London, 1990.
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