Background and context of the study

Chadee, Doren, Roxas, Banjo and Rogmans, Tim 2015, Background and context of the study. In Chadee, Doren, Roxas, Banjo and Rogmans, Tim (ed), Prospects and challenges of free trade agreements : unlocking business opportunities in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, Eng., pp.1-8, doi: 10.1057/9781137479884.0007.

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Title Background and context of the study
Author(s) Chadee, DorenORCID iD for Chadee, Doren orcid.org/0000-0001-6745-1891
Roxas, BanjoORCID iD for Roxas, Banjo orcid.org/0000-0003-3675-0535
Rogmans, Tim
Title of book Prospects and challenges of free trade agreements : unlocking business opportunities in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets
Editor(s) Chadee, DorenORCID iD for Chadee, Doren orcid.org/0000-0001-6745-1891
Roxas, BanjoORCID iD for Roxas, Banjo orcid.org/0000-0003-3675-0535
Rogmans, Tim
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 6
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Houndsmill, Eng.
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Business
Economics
Business & Economics
Summary This chapter provides the necessary background and context for the study. Australia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have a long history of trade and investment activities between them. Trade and investment have evolved gradually over the years. However, the acceleration of globalisation and the resulting changes taking place in the structure of the world economy have led many small economies such as Australia and the GCC states to engage strategically with their trading partners in order to remain an integral part of the global economy. Australia and GCC started to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) in 2007 with negotiations slowing down for a number of years. Recently, Australia has shown a strong determination to conclude a successful FTA with the GCC. Such a prospect raises a number of interesting questions regarding the potential benefits of a successful Australia–GCC FTA which is the subject of this research.
ISBN 9781137479884
1137479884
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/9781137479884.0007
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
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