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World Sustainable Development Outlook 2009
The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development

Edited By

Allam Ahmed

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ISBN 9781907106057
Published October 1, 2009 by Routledge

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Book Description

The World Sustainable Development Outlook series has been developed to provide an overview of sustainable development, to discuss why it is important and to provoke forward thinking on the development of a more coherent approach to solving global problems related to sustainability through science and technology.

World Sustainable Outlook 2009 explores global viewpoints and the latest thinking about the ways in which the recent global financial crisis may affect achieving sustainable development particularly in developing countries with an in-depth focus on deteriorating environmental conditions, energy, obesity and climate change.

This book is divided into eight main sections, namely: Accounting, economics and finance; Risk management; Business management and sustainability; Environment management and development; Transport studies and management; Public health and management; Knowledge management and education; Information and communication technologies.

This volume presents a selection of the best papers from the Seventh International Conference of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) jointly organized with Ahlia University held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain from 9th-11th November 2009.

Table of Contents

Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK

Part I: Accounting, economics and finance

1. The independence of twelve central banks in the Southern African development community
Buks Wessels, University of the Free State, South Africa

2. Corporate environmental disclosure in Libya: Steps forward
Nassr Saleh Mohamad Ahmad and Fathi Ramadan Mousa, Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya

3. Factors influencing the extent of compliance with mandatory corporate disclosure requirements by manufacturing companies listed at Amman stock exchange
Mashhour A. Al-Habaybah, Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Jordan and
Subry Mushtaha, Al-Quds Open University, Palestine

4. The effect of technical efficiency in insurance companies on stock performance: Data envelopment analysis evidence from Jordanian companies listed in Amman
stock exchange during the period (2000-2006)
Moh’d M. Ajlouni, Yarmouk University, Jordan and Sinan Tobaishat, Hashemite University, Jordan

Part II: Risk management

5. Risk management and adoptive innovation
Zhongqi Jin and Jyoti Navare, University of Middlesex, UK

6. Investigation on futuristic supply chain risk management initiatives for loss reduction in manufacturing organisations
Dharmalingam Elangovan, Karpagam College of Engineering, India, Gopalswamy Sundararaj and Samuel Rajkumar Devadasan, PSG College of Technology, India and Palanisamy Karuppuswamy, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, India

7. Exploring the impact of corporate image and customers’ aversion to risk on sustainability
Suraksha Gupta and Jyoti Navare, Middlesex University, UK

Part III: Business management and sustainability

8. Business innovation and sustainability dichotomy
Stephen Liddle, Southern Cross University, Australia and Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

9. Business incubators: Findings from a worldwide survey and guidance for the GCC states
Hanadi Mubarak Al-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait and Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

10. Organisational capabilities: Pathways to sustainability?
Moustafa Battor and Jyoti Navare, University of Middlesex, UK

11. Re-evaluation of the appraisal system
Sara Al-Dosari and Akram Jalal Karim, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

12. Resigning: Employers enormous headache
Khalid A. Al-Dosari and Akram Jalal-Karim, Ahila University, Kingdom of Bahrain

13. The role of financial crisis affecting buying decision role: Jordanian women perspective
Abdel Baset I. Hasouneh, Al-Isra University, Jordan

Part IV: Environment management and development

14. Sustainable water resources management in Sudan
Abdeen Mustafa Omer, University of Nottingham, UK

15. Assessing carbon dioxide emissions impact on ASEAN-5 plus 3 productivity
Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia

16. Onboard emission measurement of motorcycles in air quality management area of Edinburgh
Ravindra Kumara, b, Wafaa Saleha and Colin Bosewella, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Central Road Research Institute, India

17. An examination of the poverty-environment hypothesis with reference to solid waste management of the urban poor in Malaysia
Md. Wahid Murad and Nik Hashim Nik Mustapha, University of Malaysia, Terengganu, Malaysia

18. Pollution as one of the determinants of income in Malaysia: Comparison between single and simultaneous equation estimators of an EKC
Halimahton Binti Borhan, University Technology Mara, Malaysia and Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Part V: Transport studies and management

19. Smart freight – Enabling an environmentally friendly and accountable transportation system
Henrik Sternberg, Andreas Hagen and Kent Lumsden, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Paolo Paganelli, Insiel S.p.A, Italy

20. Devolution of Libya’s ports governance: Reasons and challenges
Hesham M. Ghashat, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

21. Investigation of urban driving cycle and relevant geometric factors in Abu Dhabi
Ahmed Al Zaidi, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

22. Real world driving cycle for Motorcycles: A comparative study Between Delhi and Edinburgh
Wafaa Saleh and Ravindra Kumar, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Añil Sharma, School of Planning and Architecture, India

23. Investigation of pedestrian accidents analysis at signalised pedestrian crossings in Edinburgh
Khalfan Alnaqbi and Wafaa Saleh, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Part VI: Public health and management

24. Efficiency of health service in managing common diseases using data envelopment analysis
Nik Hashim Nik Mustapha, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia and Nik Mohd Hazrul Hashim, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

25. Service quality in the healthcare sector
Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand and Sushil Varma, Southern Cross University, Australia

26. Childhood obesity prevention in emirates: A conceptual framework for an anti-obesogenic pilot intervention
Ihab Tewfik, Jennifer Mackenzie and Adam Cunliffe, University of Westminster, UK and Ayesha Al-Dhaheri, Habiba Ali, Sidiga Washi and Carine Platat, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

27. Too many images and too few radiologists: The consequent effect on patients’ health due to the non sustainable radiology services
Shaymaa Hosni, Sunderland Hospital, UK and Usama Saleh, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, UK

28. Nutritional quality of deep fried street-vended foods: A public health concern
Ihab Tewfik, University of Westminster, UK, Hanaa Ismail, University of Alexandria, Egypt and Sundus Tewfik, London Metropolitan University, UK

Part VII: Knowledge management and education

29. Building indigenous knowledge capacity for development
Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

30. Managing innovation in a globalised economy: Defining the open capital
Adli Abouzeedan and Thomas Hedner, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Michael Busler, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA

31. Adult education and its implications for small business success
Ruth Helen Samujh, University of Waikato, New Zealand and Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Part VIII: Information and communication technologies

32. The third revolution: Mass production of marketing information
Adli Abouzeedan, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Michael Busler, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA

33. The use of data mining for sustaining development in GCC countries
Rasha S. Abdul Wahab, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

34. Electronic health record utilisation: Challenges and opportunities in Kingdom of Bahrain
Akram Jalal-Karim, Wael Al-Mahdi, Huda A. Rahim, Nada Al-Shabaan and Samah Al-Manea, Ahlia University, Bahrain

Part IX: Abstracts for oral presentations

35. Lessons from the global financial crisis
Abdul Razak A. Hassan Al Qassim, National Bank of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

36. Financial crisis, government malfeasance, and market solutions to sustainability
Douglas A. Hensler, Wichita State University, US

37. ICT: The best tool to fight corruption in developing countries
John Chrysostom A. Nsambu, MP, Minister of State for ICT, Uganda

38. The challenges and opportunities for climate change policies at a time of global slowdown
Alex Bowen, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

39. The global financial crisis: A development perspective
Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain, Sat P Goel, the World Bank, USA

40. Setting the stage for regulatory reform in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis
Gioia Pescetto, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

41. What a difference a year makes: lessons learned during 2008-2009
Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA

42. The global financial crisis: A rare window to recalibrate the sustainable development discourse and strategy
Jerry Kolo, American University of Sharjah, UAE

43. Productive sustainability: Exploring an ensemble leadership repertoire for uncertain times
Vikram Murthy, AUT University and Waikato Management School, New Zealand and Superior Business Performance Limited, Australia

44. Environmental management and sustainable development: The impact of ICT
Shafiq Alvi and Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain

45. Environment and productivities in developed and developing countries: The case of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide
Shunsuke Managi, Faculty of Business Administration, Yokohama National University, Japan

46. Sustainable development at Masdar City (UAE): Weathering the storm of the global financial crisis
Nnamdi O. Madichie, University of Sharjah, UAE

47. Energy alternative and sustainable development
Amer Al-Roubaie and Niren Vyas, Ahlia University, Bahrain

48. Energy, economy, environment and sustainable development in the Middle East
M. R. Riazi, University of Kuwait, Kuwait

49. How far can energy investments promote sustainable economic growth in Africa?
John Adams, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

50. Enterprise solutions to sustainable development in Africa
Sonny Nwankwo, University of East London, UK

51. Centering research and development in the Caribbean development discourse
Gale T C Rigobert, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

52. Health system for sustainable development: Research, management and needs
Ashraf Shaalan, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt

53. Some problems of the agricultural finance in Sudan
Muddathir Ali Ahmed, University of Gezria, Sudan

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