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 Volume 6, Issue 3 (March 2019), Pages: 35-39


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Impact of economic diversification on graduates employment

 Author(s): Tahar Ammar Jouili 1, *, Ferid Mabrouk Khemissi 2


 1Department of Economics, College of Business Administration, Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
 2Department of Human Resources, College of Business Administration, Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia

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Economic diversification is defined as the diversity of goods and services produced at any economy. The economic diversification is a significant issue for many developing countries, particularly for those countries which traditionally relied heavily on the production of primary commodities. Economic diversification is also looked as a means to reduce economic risks. The present article can be seen in the analysis of the effects of economic diversification on the diversification of job opportunities, especially for university graduates. The aim of this paper is to study the impact of economic diversification on the graduate’s employment rate in Saudi Arabia during the period 2005–2016. The results show that successful economic diversification contributes positively to job creation. Moreover, The Saudi Arabia case study shows that the actual economic diversification level of the kingdom is low regarding the creation of new job opportunities, especially for the bachelor’s degree holders. Accordingly, the Saudi government needs to raise its level of economic diversification so that it can create graduates' opportunities for jobs. 

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 Keywords: Economic diversification, Graduates employment, Industrial diversity, Saudi Arabia

 Article History: Received 23 October 2018, Received in revised form 8 January 2019, Accepted 15 January 2019


The authors would like to thank the Northern Border University for supporting this study. 

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 Conflict of interest:  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Jouili TA and Khemissi FM (2019). Impact of economic diversification on graduates employment. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(3): 35-39

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