World Sustainable Development Outlook 2015: Green Behavior: Re-thinking Policy for Sustainability, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2015

Green Behavior: Re-thinking Policy for Sustainability, 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 2015 presents the outcome of various studies and researches in the field of green behavior and how it contributes to an environment in which information and tools are needed to make greener choices for actions that support environmental goals and tailoring policies to suit markets for a global sustainable future. This book includes a selection of the best papers presented during the 13th International Conference of WASD, held in Istanbul, Turkey, 1-3 June 2015. The selected papers attempt to demonstrate clearly the challenges and outline possible solutions and recommendations for adopting green behaviour in our daily activities. The different chapters selected have tremendous scope in both focus and source, covering a broad geographical spectrum including Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, China, Europe, India and the Middle East. The main parts of the book are: Green behavior and eco-friendly decision-making processes; Environment management and sustainability; Climate change, energy and sustainable development; Transportation engineering and sustainability; Innovation management; Learning and knowledge management; Entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development; Business management and service sector management; Science, technology and sustainability; and Public health and food safety.

Table of Contents

Preface

Allam Ahmed

Contents

Part I: Green behavior and eco-friendly decision-making processes

1. Green hotels and generation Y in Greece: Is it on board?

George Karavasilis, Dafni-Maria Nerantzaki, Dimitrios Paschaloudis, Panagiotis Pantelidis and Vasiliki Vrana

2. How green is my industry? The case of Turkey

Tolga Aksoy and Feride Doğaner Gönel

3. Is car-sharing a sustainable travel option in Saudi Arabia?

Attiyah M. Al-Atawi and Wafaa Saleh

Part II: Environment management and sustainability

4. Efforts in desertification control in the Sahel of Nigeria

Njidda M. Gadzama and Haruna Ayuba

5. Ecotaxonomical studies of Musawarat El Sufra (an archaeological site Northern Sudan)

Amel Hassan Abdallah and Daafallah Ali Ibrahim

6. The contribution of economics to understanding environmental cost: A case study of Zileten cement plant, 1990–2010

Yusef Y. Masoud

7. Achieving sustainability in Orontes transboundary river basin: Nexus approach and the analysis of ‘friendship dam’

Vakur Sumer

8. Corruption and environmental sustainability

Beverlee B. Anderson

Part III: Climate change, energy and sustainable development

9. Climate change: risks and responses in the Caribbean

Zaffar Khan

10. Paleoecological studies of an archeological site in Sudan (Musawarat El Sufra) evidence of climatic change

Amel Hassan Abdallah and Daafallah Ali Ibrahim

11. Sustainable employment, integration and sustainable energy development

Ronald McQuaid and Ariel Bergman

Part IV: Transportation engineering and sustainability

12. Study on the public transport operation effectiveness under diverse road and traffic conditions: Lessons for sustainability?

Wafaa Saleh and Robert Ziolkowski

13. Determination of combined exposure factor of different transport related environmental pollutants by assessing air quality and noise levels: A case study of Delhi

Ravindra Kumar, Errampalli Madhu, Anil Maan and Sanjeev Sinha

14. Comprehensive assessment of sustainability indicators for public transportation system including pedestrians and feeder services: A case study of Delhi

Amit Dahiya, Ravindra Kumar and Errampalli Madhu and Sanjeev Sinha

15. Investigation of departure time in the journey to work in Tabuk City

Wafaa Saleh and Attiyah M. Al-Atawi

16. Factors affecting pilgrim’s pedestrian casualties in Al Madinah Al Monawarah in KSA

Raed Alahmadi

Part V: Innovation management

17. Measuring innovation: The use of indicators in developed countries

Hanadi Mubarak Al-Mubaraki, Ali Husain Muhammad and Michael Busler

18. Business incubators as a tool for the development and growth of start-up companies in the Arab world

Emhamad Elmansori

19. Applying gamification in an educational website: An open innovation case

Siham El-Kafafi and Diego Pinto

Part VI: Learning and knowledge management

20. Research based teaching and use of clickers in classroom: A case study

Sapna Sharma and P.K. Ahluwalia

21. Green computing for sustainability: A case study of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India

Dhirendra Sharma

22. Taking account of the employees tacit knowledge to green work practices

Félicie Drouilleau

Part VII: Entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development

23. An analysis of the impact of financial literacy on entrepreneurship development in Africa

Habib Auwal Abubakar

24. Economic impact of microcredit women self help groups in Chennai, India

Hemavathy Nithyanandhan

25. Sustainable development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Gujarat, India

Yogesh C. Joshi

Part VIII: Business management and service sector management

26. The impact of climate change on the tourism industry in the Caribbean

Zaffar Khan

27. Service sector statistics in India: problems and way forward

Seema Joshi

Part IX: Science, technology and sustainability

28. Effect of blanching and packaging material on the colour and microbial load of Ben oil (Moringa oleifera) leaf powder

Olorode Omobolanle, Bamgbose Adefunke and Raji Oluwatoyin

29. Effects of 2, 4-D, Gr24 and conditioning period on Striga hermonthica

Rashida Mohammed Ahmed Abusin, Elfatih Abdelaziz Ahmed Mohammed, Hamza Aziber Ousman, Mohammed Mahgoub Hassan, Amani Hamad Eltayeb Hamad, Tilal Sayed Abdelhalim Musa and Abdelgabbar Eltayeb Babiker

30. GIS as a tool for assessing transportation system: A case study from Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al-Ali and Wafaa Saleh

Part X: Public health and food safety

31. Nutritional quality foods: Lessons in sustainability and health

Aisha Ansari

32. Personal and environmental influences on eating behaviours of adolescent girls in Saudi Arabia

Elham Aljaaly

33. Evaluation of nutrient composition of soft (‘unripe’) cheese ‘Warankashi’ produced with partial incorporation of cocoa powder

Olorode Omobolanle, Bamgbose Adefunke and Aroyeun Shamsideen Olusegun

34. Efficacy of the bioagents Bacillus isolates and Trichoderma spp. in the control of wilt/root-rot disease in chickpea

Hanan Ibrahim Mudawi and Mohamed Osman Idris

35. Influence of triclopyr and nitrogen on management of Striga hermonthica on Sorghum

Suha Hassan Ahmed, Migdam Elsheikh Abdelgani, Abdelgabbar Eltayeb Babiker and Rashida M. Abusin

36. Effects of feeding by pollen substitutes on Sudanese honeybee colonies activities

Faiza Hamad El-Nil Musa Ali Akasha

37. Effects of inconvenient measurements of langstroth hive on the Sudanese honeybee activities

Faiza Hamad El-Nil Musa Ali Akasha

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