This research is fully funded by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn.  Madayn is the flagship industrial development agency of the government of Oman. It is responsible for developing and managing prime industrial cities in different parts of the country. Currently, Madayn owns and manages seven industrial cities at Rusayl, Raysut, Sohar, Nizwa, Buraimi, Sur and Samail. This is besides the Al Mazyunah Free Zone at the border with Yemen and Knowledge Oasis Muscat, which is the first technology park in the country. Madayn has more than 2000 manufacturing firms in its industrial cities spread over 100 million square meters of land in different parts of the country. It also has a business incubator, the National Business Centre, and the Industrial Innovation Centre and two private investment firms - Shumookh Investment & Services and Mubadarah - under its umbrella. Through its recent efforts to set up the Madayn Industrial Academy, Madayn is aiming at creating adequate quality local human resources for the industrial sector. For more details, please visit: madayn.om