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Demographics Dubai & UAE

For and indepth study of the Dubai development see Dubai see Dubai, The City As Corporation.

For a scholarly study on Dubai as a migrant city see

Elsheshtawy, Y. (2008). Transitory Sites: Mapping Dubai's 'Forgotten' Urban Spaces. International Journal Of Urban And Regional Research, 32(4), 968-988.

UN International Migrant Stock 2015  Download by Destination & Origin to see concentration of nationalities in the UAE

  Euromonitor (Passport)
Offers UAE demographic projections only.  Link to Consumers, Population, Analysis Finder, All Analysis and Geography UAE

  Dubai Statistics Center
Official Government of Dubai statistics.  Populations and Vital Statistics theme offers reports by nationality.  Statistics on map provides total numbers by gender by area, but not by nationality of language

Food Service & Dining Behaviors

Zomato Use the Yelp like site to explore reviews about restaurants in the UAE and Dubai

  KPMG 2016 UAE Food & Beverage Report
Trends in food services from KPMG

  Euromonitor (Passport)
Search Industries Consumer Food Service to find reports on fast food, full service, cafes & others.

  Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
Find news and reports on restaurants in UAE and Dubai

Consumer Spending

  Dubai Household Expenditure and Income Survey

  Euromonitor (Passport)
Check out the Consumer, Income & Expenditures tab for UAE

Chinese Business in Africa

The following are just a few relevant web sites and electronic resources in our collection.  China-Africa relations are closely followed by economists and political scientists.  Searching the literature in the article databases listed below should be helpful too.

Web Sites

African Development Bank

Forum on China Africa Cooperation


UNCTADstat for current data on foreign direct investment, expand international trade and foreign direct investment.

UN Trade Statistics


China & Africa a Century of Engagement

China into Africa: Trade, Aid & Influence

The New Presence of China in Africa

Adedeji, A. (1984). The economic evolution of developing Africa. In M. Crowder (Ed.), The Cambridge History of Africa (The Cambridge History of Africa, pp. 192-250). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521224093.007 Navigate to volume 8 for this chapter also see other chapters on decolonization.

Industry & Country Reports

  Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) delivers deep, rich company and industry information, alongside the relevant news, research and analytics for developing markets.

Article Databases

  Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Scholar search tips

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, working papers and dissertations from 1969 to present based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification. This enhanced version of EconLit includes the full text of all AEA journals and roughly 600 other scholarly journals.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems.

  Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database.

  Social Sciences Citation Index/Web of Science
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present.

  PAIS International (ProQuest)
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) database contains references for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. 

  CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
A resource that aggregates dispersed content about theory and research in international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, full-text journal articles and policy briefs, and teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features. 

lhauck Linda Hauck
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