World Sustainable Development Outlook 2008: Managing Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2008

Managing Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Allam Ahmed


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World Sustainable Development Outlook 2008 presents the proceedings of the 2008 International Conference of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD). The *problematique* of managing Science Technology and Innovation (STI) for SD is strongly influenced by the institutional culture in which international discussions have taken place.

Successful management of STI in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of this new era of information revolution. These new approaches call for actions to create different appropriate ways of doing things that will be essential to solve our future problems. Systematic search for opportunities is important for helping to ameliorate the many problems facing the globe. The eleven main sections include: Science, technology and innovation; Knowledge management and education; Sustainable and indigenous development; Ecotourism and natural resources management; Real estate for economic development; Gender studies and development; Transport studies and management; Accounting, economics and finance; Business and management; Globalisation, international business and trade; Marketing and e-commerce.

Table of Contents


Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK

Part I: Science, technology and innovation

1. Why do researchers collaborate with industry? An analysis of the wine sector in Chile, South Africa and Italy

Elisa Giuliani, Università di Pisa (Italy) and University of Sussex (UK), Andrea Morrison, Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Bocconi University (Italy), Carlo Pietrobelli, Università Roma Tre (Italy) & Roberta Rabellotti, Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

2. Cellulosic ethanol: The evolution of patterns of collaboration in research and development (R&D)

Pablo Catalan, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and Universidad de Concepción (Chile) & Elena Berger Harari, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

3. New issues in assessing biotech sector: Some empirical evidences and policy implications

R. D’Amore, DISES/University of Salerno (Italy) & M. P. Vittoria, IRAT/CNR (Italy)

4. Interfacing traditional/local herbalist and global biomedical practitioners in Botswana

B. N. Ngwenya, W. R. L. Masamba & N. Kanyenvu, University of Botswana (Botswana)

5. National innovation activity as a factor of sustainable development – Case study of Kazakhstan

Turginbayeva Ardak Nesipbekovna, Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)

6. Technological innovation, competitiveness and sustainable development

Feride Doganer Gonel, Yildiz Technical University (Turkey)

Part II: Knowledge management and education

7. Sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues of knowledge development and agenda setting

Sonny Nwankwo, Kazem Chaharbaghi & Derick Boyd, University of East London (UK)

8. Internationalising University of Western Sydney: Agriculture and environmental education

Qaiyum Parvez, University of Western Sydney (Australia)

9. Research student supervision: Developing reflective practice in higher education

I. Tewfik, University of Westminster (UK) & S. Tewfik, London Metropolitan University (UK)

Part III: Sustainable and indigenous development

10. The narrative-textual case study as the tool to understand sustainable development in developed countries

Adli Abouzeedan, Breyer State University (USA) & Michael Busler, The Richard Stockton College (USA)

11. The millennium development goals (MDGs): What achievements in Asia?

Moazzem Hossain, Griffith University (Australia)

12. Energy poverty and market structure characteristics: Determining the energy access for rural households in developing countries

Bilal Mirza, United Nations University, MERIT (the Netherlands)

13. Assessment of food insecurity and dietary diversity in the Okavango Delta and the potential contribution of indigenous foods

M. S. Nnyepi, B. N. Ngwenya & R. Majelantle, University of Botswana (Botswana)

14. Can community based natural resources management (CBNRM) projects alleviate poverty among Basarwa communities?

Lapologang Magole & Lefatshe I. Magole, University of Botswana (Botswna)

15. The dynamics of fishing as a natural safety net in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

G. Mmopelwa, B. N. Ngwenya & B. Sakwape, University of Botswana (Botswana)

Part IV: Ecotourism and natural resources management

16. Developing performance measurements for ecotourism companies

Cecily Raiborn, Texas State University, San Marcos (USA), Colinne Bartel, AC Innovation GmbH (Germany) & Marc Massoud, Claremont McKenna College (USA)

17. Conserving our natural resources: The rise of ecotourism

Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology (New Zealand)

18. Local participation in biodiversity conservation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Joseph E. Mbaiwa, University of Botswana (Botswana)

19. Ethnicity and utilization of natural resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana: A historical perspective of conflict and collaboration

Joseph E. Mbaiwa, B. N. Ngwenya & M. Sethora, University of Botswana (Botswana)

20. The dynamics of benefits sharing in community based natural resource management (CBNRM) among remote communities in Botswana

Lefatshe I. Magole, Lapologang Magole & Tuelo Bapedi, University of Botswana (Botswana)

Part V: Real estate for economic development

21. An overview of kinship, land, and architecture in urban Ghana

R. A. Oppong & D. Dunster, University of Liverpool (UK)

22. An analysis of rural-urban differences in stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes towards some tenurial, agricultural and environmental issues in North-East Ghana

J. T. Bugri, KNUST (Ghana)

Part VI: Gender studies and development

23. A participatory gender-oriented study of information and learning needs of youth in a rural community in Southeastern Nigeria

Williams E. Nwagwu, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

24. Time allocation between paid and unpaid work of married women: A case study of Madurai in South India

S. Mumtaj Begum, Lady Doak College (India)

25. Socio-economic status of women self help groups (SHGs) in the metropolitan city of Chennai – Tamil Nadu, India

S. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan, Mazoon College (Sultanate of Oman)

Part VII: Transport studies and management

26. Creating, funding, and deploying the next generation air transportation system

Dawna L. Rhoades, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)

27. The use of advanced RFID tracking methods for insuring the security and integrity of container shipped cargo

Michael J. Williams & Cheryl Cunningham, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)

Part VIII: Accounting, economics and finance

28. Implications of money supply and interest rate on construction flows: Evidence from a developing economy

Mahendra Reddy & Neelesh Gounder, University of the South Pacific (Fiji)

29. Microfinancial system and sustainable development: Are they compatible?

Edgardo Sica & Giuseppina Testa, University of Foggia (Italy)

30. Corporate Risk Disclosure in the UK: Current Practices and Trends

Bassam Rajab & Morrison Handley Schachler, Napier University (UK)

31. Demand for credit for production in the rain-fed sub-sector of the Sudan

Babiker Idris, University of Khartoum (Sudan) & Abdel Wahab El Bashir, The Agricultural Bank of Sudan (Sudan)

32. From gold standard to currency board arrangements: A case of déjà vu?

G. M. (Buks) Wessels, University of the Free State (South Africa)

33. Sustainable adjustment of capital structure in the course of economic development: Evidence from the electronics industry of Taiwan

Hsien-Hung Yeh, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (Taiwan) & Griffith University (Australia)

Part IX: Business and management

34. The role of environmental activity integration into R&D department to obtain competitive advantage

Beatriz Junquera & Jesús Ángel del Brío, Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)

35. Dual focus in exploration and exploitation: The route to sustainable competitive advantage

Janet K. Tinoco, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)

36. Relationship between personality traits and service quality perception of logistics personnel

Young-Yei Kim, Seoul Digital University (Republic of Korea), Simon W. Tai, KIMEP (Kazakhstan) & Jung-Wan Lee, Kazakh-British Technical University (Kazakhstan)

37. Optimization of organizing processes for global sustainable development: a proposed strategy

Adli Abouzeedan, Breyer State University (USA) & Michael Busler, The Richard Stockton College (USA)

Part X: Globalisation, international business and trade

38. The changing dynamics of the U.S. auto industry: Exploring the impact of international trade policies

Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University, San Marcos (USA) & Hyun-Sook Lee, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (México)

39. Strategies for WTO accession and for economic integration of central Asia: A view from Kazakhstan

Simon W. Tai, KIMEP (Kazakhstan), Jung-Wan Lee, Kazakh-British Technical University (Kazakhstan) & Gulzada S. Baimukhamedova, Kazakhstan Academy of Transport and Communications (Kazakhstan)

40. The role of FDI from MNEs in achieving national competitiveness in developing countries: The emerging case of Kazakhstan

Jung-Wan Lee & David Lal, Kazakh-British Technical University (Kazakhstan)

41. Impact of world cotton markets liberalization on cotton trade of Africa: A case study of Sudan

Imad Eldin E. Abdel Karim & Dieter Kirschke, University of Khartoum (Sudan)

42. Internetization management and international trade theories: The needed connection

Adli Abouzeedan, Breyer State University (USA)

Part XI: Marketing and E-commerce

43. Loyalty, repurchase, and satisfaction: A quantitative review

Tamilla Curtis, Nova Southeastern University (USA) & Dawna L. Rhoades, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)

44. Customers’ personality and brand personality, and its relations to their purchasing intension

Jung-Wan Lee, Kazakh-British Technical University (Republic of Kazakhstan), Young-Yei Kim, Seoul Digital University (Republic of Korea) & Simon W. Tai, KIMEP (Kazakhstan)

45. How a celebrity endorser in advertisements can influence the credibility and reliability of information received by consumers

Michael Busler, The Richard Stockton College (USA)

About the Series

World Sustainable Development Outlook

The World Sustainable Development Outlook series aims to provide an overview of Sustainable Development (SD), explain why it is important and prompt dialogue on the development of a more coherent approach to solving global problems as they relate to sustainability. A holistic approach is used to critically examine the inter-relationship between the natural, the governmental, the economic and the social dimensions of our world and how science and technology can contribute to solutions. Outlook is a truly global source book; this is reflected in the varied national and cultural origins of the contributors as well as the topics and case studies covered.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics