Outlook 2017 – Digital revolution, smart cities and performance improvement towards a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development

Edited by Allam Ahmed

Outlook 2017 is a truly global source book reflected in the varied national and cultural origins of the contributors as well as the topics and case studies covered. The book includes selection of the best papers presented during the 15th International Conference of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain in the period 25th to 27th April 2017. The conference was hosted by Ahlia University Bahrain and under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The conference provided a forum for academics, government and industry to discuss the various challenges facing the world particularly the Middle East and North Africa countries in their efforts to achieve a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development. 

Contents

PART I: Knowledge-based economy and the digital divide

1. The role of education and culture in bridging the digital gap: a journey to the future
SHAWQI AL DALLAL, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
2. Closing the digital divide: a path towards sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development
AMER AL-ROUBAIE, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
3. Bio-economy and its connection to the knowledge-based economy
ELSADIG MUSA AHMED, Multimedia University, Malaysia

PART II: Knowledge and innovation management

4. Dynamic model for the knowledge management and measurement of intellectual capital in services companies
VÍCTOR HUGO MEDINA GARCÍA, Distrital University, Colombia
ELMER YESID FAJARDO RODRÍGUEZ, Distrital University, Colombia
LINA MARIA MEDINA ESTRADA, Distrital University, Colombia

5. Innovation programme driven development in the economy: quantitative approaches
HANADI MUBARAK AL-MUBARAKI, Kuwait University, Kuwait
MICHAEL BUSLER, Stockton University, United States of America

PART III: Information systems and security

6. End-users’ satisfaction with the quality of innovative healthcare technologies in Bahrain: a case study of hospital information systems
MUKHTAR AL-HASHIMI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
MISHLEEN M. AQLEH, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

7. Investigating the role of information security management in smart city organisations
MOHAMAD AMIN HASBINI, Kaspersky Lab, United Arab Emirates
TILLAL ELDABI, Brunel University, United Kingdom
AMMAR AL-DALLAL, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

PART IV: Sustainable economic growth and development

8. Sustainable growth and development: why do digital disruptions matter?
MOAZZEM HOSSAIN, Griffith University, Australia
MOHAMMAD SAMSUL HOQUE, Department of Shipping, Bangladesh

9. Sustainable intra GCC trade – too little to analyse or are we missing something?
SUBHADRA GANGULI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

PART V: Entrepreneurship development

10. Entrepreneurship education and training: a gateway towards a knowledgebased and diversified economy in Qatar
YAGOUB ALI GHANGI, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College, Qatar

11. Towards a theoretical framework between opportunity entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development
HASAN GHURA, Box Hill College, Kuwait
XIAOQING LI, Brunel University, United Kingdom

PART VI: Business management and development

12. The impact of neuromarketing advertising on children: intended and unintended effects
AMANI AL ABBAS, Brunel University, United Kingdom
WEIFENG CHEN, Brunel University, United Kingdom
MARIA SABERI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

13. The relationship between multicultural teams and project performance
SAYED MAHDI FADHUL, Brunel University, United Kingdom
MONOMITA NANDY, Brunel University, United Kingdom

14. Board gender diversity: a review of the literature
REEM KHAMIS, Brunel University, United Kingdom
TILLAL ELDABI, Brunel University, United Kingdom
ADEL AL SAREA, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

PART VII: Science, technology and the environment

15. Water governance and technologies in the South-West national capital region of Delhi: challenges of transformative sustainable change
PRANAV N. DESAI, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

16. An investigation of the utilisation of energy and water conservation technologies in Bahrain: entrepreneurial opportunity
MUKHTAR AL-HASHIMI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
SAYED DHEYA H. AHMED, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

17. Experimental application of centrifugal separation techniques “CST” on reclaiming produced wastewater from oil refinery in Khartoum State, Sudan
SARRA A. M. SAAD, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan
MONTASIR A. H. KHIDIR, Ministry of Environment, Sudan
MOAWIA Y. BABIKER, Ekhtibarat Soil and Water Test Services, Sudan
SUFYAN A. M. OSSMAN, Ministry of Oil, Sudan

18. Influence of chlorsulfuron and 2,4-D on management of Striga hermonthica on sorghum
RASHIDA ABUSIN, University of Bahri, Sudan
ELFATIH AHMED, Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), Sudan
MOHAMMED HASSAN, Environment and Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute, Sudan
BABIKER MOHAMMED MAHGOUB, University of Bahri, Sudan
ABDELGABBAR ELTAYEB BABIKER, Environment and Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute, Sudan

PART VIII: Public health

19. The nutritional status of inpatient drug addicts and the impact of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) intervention on recovery
NAHLAA A. KHALIFA, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

20. Investigating obesity related behaviours in friendship networks among the youth: a systemised review
NOOR ALSAYED, Brunel University, United Kingdom
TILLAL ELDABI, Brunel University, United Kingdom
HABIN LEE, Brunel University, United Kingdom

21. Hand grip strength, body mass index and anthropometric measurements among female university students: preliminary data in Bahrain
DALIA M KAMEL, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain and Cairo University, Egypt
FATIMA E MIRZA, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
FATIMA H AL-ZAKI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
JENAN J AL-SEHALI, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
ZAHRA A ABDULLA, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

PART IX: Smart cities and public parks

22. Impact of intersections on the performance of position-based routing protocols for VANETs: a case study – Smart Cities
ALI MOHAMMED MANSOOR, University of Malaya, Malaysia
ADEL M. SAREA, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
AZNUL QALID MD SABRI, University of Malaya, Malaysia
SULEMAN KHAN, University of Malaya, Malaysia

23. Bahrain parks: a cloud platform for planning, designing, and managing public parks
JOAO PINELO SILVA, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

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