Outlook 2005 – Global Competitiveness: a Common Goal in a Digital Society

Edited by Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK
ISBN: 978-0-955177-11-8

The papers in this volume have been selected form the 2005 WASD International Conference, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The conference focused on “Globalization, Technology and Sustainable Development” and attracted more than 100 academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, who represent more than 30 countries worldwide.

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(pp.003-012) A. F. Chiri ‘Globalisation and cluster-based economic strategy’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.013-019) F. K. Sudan ‘Impact of globalisation and trade liberalization on small farmers’ food security in developing countries’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.021-030) V. K. Bhasin and C. K. Obeng ‘Globalisation, technology, poverty and income distributions of households in Ghana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.031-038) L. Devi and P. P. Pillai ‘Globalisation, information technology revolution and north south migration: A study of Asian Indian software professionals in the U.S.’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.039-050) C. C. Nshimbi ‘Threatened with marginalization: Is regionalization in southern africa the appropriate strategic response to globalisation?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.053-061) M. N. Al-Qur’an and L. Dickie ‘How can international firms select beneficial foreign locations for their international operations?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.063-074) S. Krogstrup and L. Matar ‘Foreign direct investment, absorptive capacity and growth in the Arab world’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.075-085) T. K. Jayaraman and C. K. Choong ‘Foreign direct investment in the South Pacific island countries: A case study of Fiji’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.087-095) R. Mohont ‘Changing pattern of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asian region’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.097-106) L. M. Sern, N. A. A. Bakar and A. Hasan ‘An empirical study on the determinants of FDI in Malaysia and its link to trade’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.107-115) S. Sathe and M. H. Schachler ‘Social and cultural factors in FDI flows – evidence from the Indian states’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.117-125) T. J. Joseph ‘Foreign ownership and export spillovers in Indian manufacturing industry under liberalization’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.129-137) E. Chilmoniuk ‘Why is free trade impossible? Theoretical approach to the trade policy in international oligopoly’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.139-146) M. A. Ramady and M. Mansour ‘Saudi Arabia WTO accession and global economic reforms’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.147-159) G. El-Hefnawy ‘Virtual water as a policy for ensuring food security in the MENA region’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.161-169) J. W. Lee and S. W. Tai ‘Impacts of marketing by multinational firms on country image, corporate image and on consumers’ use of products in transitional economies’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.173-182) G. T. Ci Rigobert ‘ICTs and Caribbean development: What are the prospects for bridging the digital divide?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.183-192) W. E. Nwagwu ‘Inventing science and technology information (STI) databases in Africa’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.193-202) Z. M. El-Gawady ‘The impact of e–commerce on developed and developing countries’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.203-209) M. El-Gamal, R. M. AL-Khayyat and L. El-Ewayed ‘An assessment of the relationships of awareness, attitude, satisfaction and organization support associated with e-learning’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.211-219) A. Kovacic ‘Towards e-government in slovenia – the role of business process management’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.221-231) P. Cunningham ‘People: Where ERP systems and supply chain management converge’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.233-241) M. Hossain ‘IT outsourcing destination’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.243-250) N. A. Al-Qirim ‘Public key infrastructure (PKI) and mobile commerce’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.251-261) N. A. Al-Qirim’The adoption and usage of mobile and wireless technologies in small to medium-sized enterprises in New Zealand’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.263-267) C. Bounoua ‘New technologies and globalisation: A challenge for Arabic economies’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.271-278) A. Abouzeedan and M. Busler ‘Innovation capital: A reflection on the case of the Arab countries’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.279-289) S. M. Begum and S. Pushparj ‘Higher education in India: challenges ahead’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.293-300) H. W. Gottinger ‘Economic growth, catching up, falling behind and getting ahead’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.301-310) T. A. Masron and Z. Yusop ‘Openness, productivity and allocation efficiency in ASEAN-4’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.311-319) E. M. Ahmed ‘Carbon dioxide emissions impact on Malaysia’s manufacturing productivity growth’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.321-331) P. Karuppuwamy, G. Sundaaraj and D. Elangovan ‘Evaluation and reduction of failure losses in production machines through the risk management approach’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.333-336) A. Frhadi, A. Bastani and A. Salahmanesh ‘Evaluation relationship between openness and total factor productivity (TEP) in select developing countries
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(pp.339-347) D. L. Rhoades and M. Williams ‘A comparison of highway- rail crossing accidents in the US and UK’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.349-353) W. Saleh ‘Sustainable road transport: A public perspective area’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.357-364) A. Ahmed and R. W. Mcquaid ‘Entrepreneurship and sustainable environmental socio-economic development’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.365-372) A. Abouzeedan’The entrepreneurial development in the Western Contra Arabic counties’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.373-379) L. V. Scheers ‘Analysing critical success characteristics of South African entrepreneurs’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.383-391) A. A. Reynolds ‘An examination of the goodness-of-fit between the expatriate adjustment model and self-selecting expatriates’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.393-400) M. A. Moustafa ‘The separation of ownership from control and firm’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.403-410) M. S. Sohail and M. A. Burney ‘Refining socioeconomic impact assessment with some practical evidence from Saudi Arabia’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.411-420) B. Barhem, S. Musallam and O. Salem ‘STRATEGIC PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.423-432) J. W. Lee and S. W. Tai ‘The rise of consumerism in Kazakhstan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.433-442) M. Cant and L. V. Scheers ‘Analysing the cash and carry wholesaler’s right of existence in the South African distribution channel’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.445-453) B. Wessels ‘Currency board arrangements (CBA’s) as a super-fixed alternative in exchange rate regime choice’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.455-459) A. Chazi ‘The stock market reaction to dividend cuts and omissions by large commercial banks’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.461-470) K. Lyroudi and D Angelidis ‘Measuring bank efficiency in the Arabic countries’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.471-479) M. M. Ajlouni ‘Preliminary thoughts in banking risk management: Recommendations to Arab banks’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.483-492) S. M. Begum ‘Privatization and the role of public sector in India’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.493-501) I. Guetat ‘Corruption effects on MENA countries growth’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.503-510) H. P. Ngowi ‘Institutional reforms to attract foreign direct investments (FDIS) as a strategy for economic growth: What has Tanzania done?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.513-515) H. W. Gottinger ‘Is there a conflict between the pursuit of shareholder value and sustainable economic growth?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.517-528) M. Sharma ‘Sustainable development in a world of critical ferment’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.529-536) A. Al-Roubaie and J. Al-Zayer ‘Technology transfer and sustainable development in the Gulf region’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.537-544) F. D. Gonel ‘How sustainable is Turkey’s technology on the way of European Union membership?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.545-555) A. Mubarak ‘A comparative study between Egypt and the UAE in measuring and auditing sustainable development’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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(pp.557-564) J. A. Stein ‘Science, security and sustainability: Global interdependency, diplomacy and research policy’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2005
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