There is growing consensus among leaders in the Arab world that sustained economic and political reforms are the only way to boost the growth performance of the Arab countries. These countries vary significantly in their levels of per capita income, the degree of political and economic liberalisation that underpins them, and the structure of their productive apparatus, with many being unduly dependent on the energy sector. The Arab world finds itself at a critical crossroads.
Within this context, the global community is interested in the deeper understanding of the culture, business perspectives and realities of Arab world as well as in the opportunities within region. From this perspective the International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development - to begin publication in 2008 - will provide an international forum to explore global economic, educational, cultural and business collaboration in the Arab world. Promoting dialogue for sustainable development in the Arab world, the journal will play a key role in synthesizing opinions, providing sound propositions and bringing together ideas and thoughts for a prosperous future of the Arab World.