Sustaining Competitive Advantage in the Global Petrochemical Industry: A Saudi Arabian Perspective

Journal of International Business & Entrepreneurship Development. Vol. 3, No. 1/2, pp. 4-17, 2006

15 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2015

See all articles by Salem M Al-Ghamdi

Salem M Al-Ghamdi

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) - Department of Management & Marketing Department (MGMK)

M. Sadiq Sohail

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This paper analyses the competitive advantages of Saudi Arabia in the global petrochemical industry. Porter's model is used for this purpose. Saudi Arabia, a leading producer of oil, is also the largest worldwide producer of a number of petrochemical products. Competitiveness in the global market demands an examination of comparative advantages and is the reason why Saudi Arabia is yet to succeed in the global market. This paper is an attempt to analyse the industry and to provide strategic alternatives.

Keywords: petrochemical; Porter; Saudi Arabia; strategy.

Suggested Citation

Al-Ghamdi, Salem M and Sohail, M. Sadiq, Sustaining Competitive Advantage in the Global Petrochemical Industry: A Saudi Arabian Perspective (2006). Journal of International Business & Entrepreneurship Development. Vol. 3, No. 1/2, pp. 4-17, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2653266

Salem M Al-Ghamdi

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) - Department of Management & Marketing Department (MGMK) ( email )

Saudi Arabia

M. Sadiq Sohail (Contact Author)

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) ( email )

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

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