Journal of Social Sciences

Challenges Facing the Emerging Economy

Basem Mohammed Lozi and Dr. Abed Alnaser Al-Ziod

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.251.256

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 251-256


Problem statement: The purpose of this study was to explore the challenges that Jordanian economy may have to face based on different scenarios in his macro-environment. Specifically, the study focused on the development in the Palestinians and the Iraqi fronts and their impact on the Jordanian economy. Approach: An exploratory research method was utilized. Results: The study findings revealed that the majority of Jordanians believed that the level of conflicts at both fronts are more likely to continue as is “no war-no peace”. Jordanians showed a tendency to be more optimistic than pessimistic about the reach for a final settlement for both conflicts. However, Jordanians showed more concern for the situation in Palestine than it is in Iraq. Conclusion/Recommendations: Were provided for Jordanian policy makers to deal with economic issues based on each scenario.


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