World Sustainable Development Outlook 2013: Sustainable Development: New Multi-Disciplinary Approaches and Methodologies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2013

Sustainable Development: New Multi-Disciplinary Approaches and Methodologies, 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 (SD), 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 2013 includes a selection of the best papers presented during the 11th International Conference of WASD held in London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK in the period 2-4 September 2013. The main parts of the book are: Sustainable economic development, Climate change and the environment, Public policy and development, Science technology and innovation management, Knowledge management and ICTs, International business and entrepreneurship, Finance and accounting, Services research, Transportation research, Public Health.

This book emphasizes the fact that the responsibility for achieving SD is a global one, resting both with the more developed and the less developed nations, if not in equal measure. Therefore, we must think globally but act locally. We must also ensure that we pass on to our children at least as much environmental wealth as we inherited ourselves. Moreover, it is hoped that the outcomes of this book will help develop a framework for the analysis of the role of academic and research institutions in achieving SD and help policy-makers to constructs an “ideal role” for universities and research institutions in DCs and outlines how performance can be evaluated in pursuit of the goals of SD.

Table of Contents


Allam Ahmed

Part I: Sustainable economic development

1. The identity crisis of sustainable development

Catalin Ratiu and Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University, USA

2. Consumers of organic food and sustainable development in Brazil

Danilo de Oliveira Sampaio, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil

Marlusa Gosling, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

3. The index of sustainable ecotourism impacts: The case of Wadi El Gemal, protected area of Egypt

Chérine Khallaf, The British University in Egypt, Egypt

4. The role of properly structured public-private partnerships in promoting economic development

Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

Part II: Climate change and the environment

5. Analysis of the predictors of five eco-sensitive behaviours

Naz Onel and Avinandan Mukherjee, Montclair State University, USA

6. Liberalization and greenhouse gases emissions in the Eu-10

Feride Gönel, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

Tolga Aksoy, Bocconi University, Italy

Barıs C Vardar, University of Paris, France

7. Economic benefits of solar energy for Turkey

Ahmet Salih Ikiz, Muğla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey

Part III: Public policy and development

8. Corruption and economic development: new variables in the mix

Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University, USA

9. The impact of privatization policy on the performance of agricultural government schemes in River Nile State, Sudan

Mutasim Abdel Rahman Ali, Nile Valley University, Sudan

Ali Abdel Aziz Salih, University of Khartoum, Sudan

10. Decentralizing the Farmer-to-Farmer extension approach to the local level

Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Sustainable Soil Management Programme, Nepal

Part IV: Science technology and innovation management

11. Incubator successes: lessons learned from successful incubators towards the 21st century

Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

12. Mapping the Indian nanotechnology innovation system

Amit Kumar and Pranav N Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

13. Obstacles to innovation faced by small and medium enterprises (SMES) in Libya

Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya

Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Part V: Knowledge management and ICTs

14. Transition to a knowledge-based economy in the Arab Region

Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

15. The impact of e-commerce on gross value of output in Iranian manufacturing SMEs

Sarvenaz Hojabr Kiani and Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Part VI: International business and entrepreneurship

16. Impact of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) on firm performance: The case of Malaysian listed firms

Noraznira Abd Razak, Zuriah Abd Rahman and Halimahton Borhan, University Technology MARA, Malaysia

17. Using the Hofstede-Gray framework for explaining Corporate Environmental Disclosure (CED) in Libya

Nassr Saleh Mohamad Ahmad, Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya

Part VII: Finance and accounting

18. The determinants of ASEAN-5 real effective exchange rate vis-à-vis the UK pound

Abdalrahman AbuDalu, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia

Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia

19. The attitudes of accountants towards Corporate Environmental Disclosure (CED) in Libya: A review and future direction

Nassr Saleh Mohamad Ahmad, Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya

20. The impact of financial ratios on the financial performance of a chemical company: The case of LyondellBasell Industries

Halimahton Borhan and Rozita Naina Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

Part VIII: Services research

21. What is ‘Youth Bulge’ Calling for in India?

Seema Joshi, University of Delhi, India

22. Exploring customer attachment behaviour to sustain the retail industry in Malaysia

Rozita Naina Mohamed and Halimahton Borhan, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

Part IX: Transportation research

23. Evaluation of following headway behaviour in mixed traffic condition in north-east part of India

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

Part X: Public health

24. Polyphenol, vitamin C, caffeine, protein, ash, free fatty acid and peroxide profiles of green tea-based yoghurts

Abiodun A. Olapade, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Shamsideen Olusegun Aroyeun, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria

G. O. Ajibola, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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