World Sustainable Development Outlook 2012: Change, Innovate and Lead for a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2012

Change, Innovate and Lead for a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Allam Ahmed

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­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.

Outlook 2012 includes a selection of the best papers presented during the 10th International Conference of WASD held in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates in November 2012. The conference aims to enable participants (academics, government officials and policy makers) to share their expertise and knowledge around the fields of change management, innovation and knowledge management and the role of leadership in engaging organizations and preparing them for a sustainable future. It is hoped that this book will help to stimulate debate amongst scholars, researchers and policy-makers.

The main parts of the book are: Business and management; Entrepreneurship studies; Innovation and services; Knowledge management; Education and learning; Information and communication technologies; Science and technology; Public health research; Transportation and sustainability; Renewable energy, climate change and environmental sustainability; Local and regional sustainable economic development; and Public policy and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

Preface

Allam Ahmed

Part I: Business and management

1. Income tax policy: Is a single rate tax optimum for long term economic growth?

Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

2. Trade spillover effects on East Asian economic growth

Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia

3. The response of statutory financial auditors in Libya to environmental issues: an initial and exploratory study

Nassr Saleh Mohamad Ahmad, Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya

Kamal Abd Al-Salam Mohmes, Al-Zautona University, Libya

Part II: Entrepreneurship studies

4. Challenges and perspectives facing the development of entrepreneurship education and training in South Africa

Alain A. Ndedi, YENEPAD, Cameroon

5. Entrepreneurship in SMEs through business incubators in the Arab World (case study of UAE)

Emhamad Hamad and Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK

6. Entrepreneurship training to promote start-ups and innovation in Bahrain

Abdulhasan Al-Dairi, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain

Ronald McQuaid, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

John Adams, The British University, Cairo, Egypt

Part III: Innovation and services

7. The Gateway Innovation Center: Exploring key elements of developing a business incubator

Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA

Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait

8. Incubators based on innovation in France

Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Jerry Kolo, American University of Sharjah, UAE

9. Changing service sector innovation system of India

Seema Joshi, University of Delhi, India

Part IV: Knowledge management

10. Building knowledge capacity for sustainable development in the Arab World

Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain

11. Evaluating knowledge-oriented management in United Arab Emirates firms: Industry case study

Khalid Al-Rawi, American University in the Emirates, UAE

Ahmed Alrawi, Al-Anbar University, IRAQ

Maher Ibrahim, American University in the Emirates, UAE

Part V: Education and learning

12. Learning Managers in a Transforming Economy – the Case of St. Petersburg

Raimo Blom, Harri Melin and Alfred Sarno, University of Tampere, Finland

Irina Sarno, The Baltic Institute of Finland, Finland

13. Neoliberalism in education: How PMS undermined employee motivation and academic freedom at the University of Botswana

Motsomi Ndala Marobela and Kerstin Andrae-Marobela, University of Botswana, Botswana

Part VI: Information and communication technologies

14. Contexts of utilization of ICT by medical practitioners in private hospitals in Nigeria

Williams Nwagwu, Adio Akeem and Olateju Olaboade Kumuyi, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

15. Implications of mobile devices on ITS: roadmaps ahead

Magnus Andersson, Viktoria Institute, Sweden

Henrik Sternberg, Lund University, Sweden

Jacqueline Dubows, World Bank, USA

Part VII: Science and technology

16. Creating a sustainable biotechnology sector in the Arab World: Lessons from the Swedish case

Adli Abouzeedan, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Maureen McKelvey, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

17. An innovative system of science and technology model: Use of statistical methods, survey and information network

Siraj Osman Omer, Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), Sudan

18. Developing local processing technology for black and green tea and evaluation of conformance to ISO standard

Aroyeun S. Olusegun, Iremiren Gerald, Omolaja Sule Sunmonu, Okelana Feyisara, Olubamiwa Olaiwola, Oloyede Amos, Ogunwolu Semiu Olalekan, Daniel Mercek Andrew and Jayeola Christiana Olayinka, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria

Sowunmi Fatai, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Odumbaku Lateef Ola, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Nigeria

Part VIII: Public health research

19. The effect of a fresh fruit and vegetable delivery on the health and independence of seniors

Miryem Salah, Moisson Montréal, Canada

George Grimble, University College London, UK

20. Food advertising watched by adolescent girls in Saudi Arabia

Elham Al Jaaly, King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, and University College London, UK

21. Crude fibre, water extracts, total ash, caffeine and moisture contents as diagnostic factors in evaluating green tea quality

Aroyeun S. Olusegun, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria

22. A globalized context of traditional healing practices in Botswana

Barbara N. Ngwenya, University of Botswana, Botswana

Kerstin Andrae-Marobela, University of Botswana, Botswana

Keitseng N. Monyatsi, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, Zimbabwe

Harriet Okatch, Audrey Masizana-Katongo and Mbaki Muzila, University of Botswana, Botswana

23. Perceptions of safety and efficacy of traditional medicines by community members in Botswana

Harriet Okatch and Kerstin Andrae-Marobela, University of Botswana, Botswana

Keitseng N. Monyatsi, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, Zimbabwe

Audrey Masizana-Katongo, Barbara N. Ngwenya and Mbaki Muzila, University of Botswana, Botswana

Part IX: Transportation and sustainability

24. GIS and assessment of the performance of the transport system and security

Mohammed Al-Ali, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

25. Investigations of impacts of junction design on emissions: Are our junctions sustainable?

Wafaa Saleh and Alistair Lawson, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

26. Investigation of pedestrian accidents: Analysis at signalised pedestrian crossings in Edinburgh

Khalfan Alnaqbi, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

27. Investigation of driving cycles as the tool to assess Traffic Demand Management (TDM) in Edinburgh and Abu Dhabi cities

Ahmed Al Zaidi, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

28. Real-world driving cycle in heterogeneous traffic conditions in Delhi for sustainable transport systems

Ravindra Kumar, Purnima Parida and Bhujang Kanga Durai, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, India

Wafaa Saleh, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

29. Investigation and modelling of travel behaviour in Saudi Arabia: A sustainable behaviour?

Attiyah M Al-Atawi, University of Tabuk, KSA

Wafaa Saleh, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Part X: Renewable energy, climate change and environmental sustainability

30. Identifying, developing, and moving sustainable communities through renewable energy

Andrea Santiago, De La Salle University, Philippines

Fernando Roxas, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

31. Cooling and Heating with Ground Source Energy

Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Energy Research Institute, (ERI), UK

32. Application and assessment of earth compostation approach during composting of household wastes

Sarra Ahmed Mohamed Saad, National Center for Research, Sudan

Part XI: Local and regional sustainable economic development

33. Developing a viable community-based tourism project in Botswana: The case of the Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust

Joseph E. Mbaiwa, University of Botswana, Botswana

Tlamelo E. Tshamekang, Tawana Land Board, Botswana

34. Probit analysis of factors influencing rural employment promotion in southern Nigeria

Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole, University of Botswana, Botswana

PART XII: Public policy and sustainable development

35. Corruption and economic development: A puzzling relationship

Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA

36. Agrarian reforms and the African green revolution

Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole, University of Botswana, Botswana

37. On liberal individualism, communitarianism and Ubuntu society in South Africa

Khali Mofuoa, Vodacom Group Limited, South Africa

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 / General
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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics