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World Sustainable Development Outlook 2014
West Meet East: Sharing the Past and Current Experience to Benefit the Future

Edited By

Allam Ahmed

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ISBN 9781907106316
Published October 1, 2014 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.

Outlook 2014 includes a selection of the best papers presented during the 12th International Conference of WASD held in the period 13-15th August 2014 in Montreal, Canada. Contributors in this volume share their research and work experiences from all over the world addressing topics of great importance such as public health, education, transportation and many more; the emphasis being on the importance of evidence-based planning to achieve a sustainable future for all.

The main parts of this book are: Sustainable development perspectives and measures; Climate change, energy and the environment; Science and technology for sustainability; Innovation and knowledge management; Services and performance management; Business and sustainability; International business and entrepreneurship; Accounting, economics and finance; Public policy and development; Gender and development.

Table of Contents

Allam Ahmed

Part I: Sustainable development perspectives and measures

1. Perspectives on sustainable development
Catalin Ratiu and Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA

2. Knowledge transfer for sustainable development: East-West collaboration?
Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Shafiq Alvi, Concordia University, Canada

3. Sustainability measures: Serving stakeholder needs beyond shareholders
Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly, Carleton University, Canada

Part II: Climate change, energy and the environment

4. Responding to climate change through joint partnership: Insights from the Okavango Delta of Botswana
Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole, University of Botswana, Botswana
Piotr Wolski, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Barbara Ngwenya, Gagoitseope Mmopelwa and Olekae Thakadu, University of Botswana, Botswana

5. Fiscal incentives promoting REEE measures in Trinidad and Tobago
Zaffar Khan, Kathryn S. Siriram and Kyren Griegg, University of The West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

6. Idling emission at signalised intersection: A case study in Delhi
Ravindra Kumar and Purnima Parida, Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), India
Surbhi Shukla, MMM University of Technology, India
Wafaa Saleh, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Part III: Science and technology for sustainability

7. Technology foresight in the Indian biotechnology innovation system
Pranav N. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

8. Overview of technology transfer in the manufacturing industries in the Arab Countries: the case of UAE and Sudan
Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour, King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

9. Development of jam from tea infusion and tropical fruit dietary fiber
Aroyeun Shamsideen Olusegun, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria

10. Sustainable soil management practices - a key to combat soil desertification in the hills of Nepal
Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Sustainable Soil Management Programme, Nepal

11. Characterisation of principal chemical components of Nigerian tea clones using high performance liquid chromatography
Odunmbaku L. A., Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Nigeria
Babajide J. M. and Shittu T. A., Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Aroyeun Shamsideen Olusegun, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria

Part IV: Innovation and knowledge management

12. Building innovation capacity for knowledge creation in GCC countries
Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Tariq Shareef Younis, Applied Science University, Bahrain

13. Challenges and opportunities for transition to a knowledge-based economy in the Arab Region
Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour, King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

14. A review of experience-based knowledge about web service composition
Khalid Mirghnee Yousif Mohammad, University of Bahri, Sudan
David Budgen, University of Durham, UK

Part V: Services and performance management

15. Performance of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) in India
Seema Joshi, University of Delhi, India

16. The Effects of intellectual capital on top performing Iranian firms
Elsadig Musa Ahmed and Roshanak Saadat Beheshti, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Part VI: Business and sustainability

17. Sustainability marketing: US hotels vs. international hotel chains
Lana K. Brackett and B. Nathaniel Carr II, Roger Williams University, USA

18. An integrative research perspective to understand environmentally sensitive consumer behaviours: The goal framing theory approach
Naz Onel and Avinandan Mukherjee, Montclair State University, USA

19. Green supply chain management
Runala Jaggernath and Zaffar Khan, University of The West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Part VII: International business and entrepreneurship

20. Categories of incubator success: A Case study of three New York incubator programmes
Hanadi Mubarak Al-Mubaraki and Ali Husain Muhammad, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

21. Business incubators in the Arab world: A comparative study of Jordan and UAE business incubators
Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya

22. Driving local community transformation through participatory rural entrepreneurship development
Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole, University of Botswana, Botswana
Kehinde Ajila, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Part VIII: Accounting, economics and finance

23. Compliance with AAOIFI guidelines in general presentation and disclosure by Libyan Islamic Banks: evidence from Gumhouria Bank
Nassr Saleh Mohamad Ahmad and Abdu Samia Daw Ben Daw, Libyan Academy, Libya

24. Corrupting activities and economic development
Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA

Part IX: Public policy and development

25. The relationship between corruption and government involvement in economic activity
Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

26. Traffic accident reductions in Saudi Arabia: Barriers and the way forward
Attiyah M. Al-Atawi, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Ravindra Kumar and Wafaa Saleh, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

27. Design and implementation of computer science curriculum in extreme conditions: First results
Hussam Hamrawi, University of Bahri, Sudan

Part X: Gender and development

28. Influences on the gender wage gap of Trinidad and Tobago: An economic concept or a social construct?
Reshma Mahabir and Dindial Ramrattan, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

29. The Impact of privatization on the position of Sudanese women
Limiaa Abdelghafar Khalfalla, National Population Council, Sudan
Elsadig Musa Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Part XI: Abstracts for oral presentations

30. Leading positive change: Uncertain times and adaptive organisations
Vikram Murthy, Academy for Collaborative Futures and Massey University, Australia and New Zealand

31. Financing small entrepreneurs by Islamic Banks: A feasibility study of Islamic Banking finance to SMEs in UAE
Mohammed Nurul Alam, Canadian University of Dubai, UAE

32. Independence of Libyan Accounting Bureau in the enabling legislation in the light of Mexico Declaration on Independence of Supreme Audit Institutions
Nassr Saleh Mohamad Ahmad, Libyan Academy, Libya

33. Future trends on energy production and demand in the world for sustainable development
M. R. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait

34. Cooperative capacity and sustainable transportation: an emerging business model
Catalin Ratiu, California State University San Marcos, USA
Sujit Sur, Dalhousie University, Canada

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