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Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century II

1st Edition

Edited by Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj, E.H. Twizell

CRC Press

132 pages

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Ahlia University contributes to the advancement and propagation of knowledge by encouraging its academics and research students to publish their original research that can be applied to real-life situations. Co-operation with Brunel University London in the United Kingdom led to the establishing of a Ph.D. programme at Ahlia University in 2005.

An important annual feature of the programme is the two-day symposium held at Ahlia University at which students are expected to give a presentation on their research to date. After the symposium, each participating student records the contents of his/her presentation in a research paper.


This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop held in 2014. The majority of students carry out research related to a wide variety of topics in business and management and this is reflected in this book. Special feature of the contributions is the many original areas of application it covers that are related to the Arab world. These include the banking sector, female entrepreneurship and leadership in corporate boardrooms, healthcare, quality assurance, crisis management and business continuity in the oil sector, and aspects of organization in secondary and higher education.

Table of Contents

Usefulness of the cash flow statement for Bahraini banks’ lending decisions

H.A.M. Husain

Quotas and empowerment: Enhancing female leadership in corporate boardrooms

L.F. Alhalawachi & S. Costandi

Evaluating professional development in healthcare with outcome based models

L.M. Shibu, E.K. Rajab &T. Eldabi

Impact of quality assurance on accountability in policy networks

M. Al Oraibi, S. Costandi & T. Eldabi

Crisis management and business continuity in the Kuwaiti oil sector

M. Al-Tahous

Challenges faced by female entrepreneurs in developing countries

N.G.R. Taqi

Knowledge sharing culture in higher education: Critical literature review

O.F.A. Al Kurdi, A. Ghoneim & A. Al Roubaie

The Bahraini corporate governance code: Its effect on the corporate sector

S.H. Al Hasan

Review of energy management policies in healthcare buildings

S. Shehab

A data mining approach for investigating students’ completion rates

S. Bhaskaran, K. Lu & M. Al Aali

Organizational effectiveness in secondary schools: An empirical study

T.H.A. Maki, S. Singh, T. Eldabi & W. Elali

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management