Outlook 2008 – Managing Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future

Edited by Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK
ISBN 978-0-955177156

The 2008 edition of World Sustainable Development Outlook includes a selection of the best papers presented during the WASD’s 6th International Conference held in at Sussex University, Brighton, UK.

This volume explores global viewpoints on the role of science and technology in solving global problems related to sustainability. The aim is to address growing concerns for the future of our interlocked ecological, political and economic systems in a highly populated world that is characterised by major social and economic disparities. The papers presented in this volume cover a wide geographical spectrum and different research areas.

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A participatory gender-oriented study of information and learning needs of youth in a rural community in Southeastern Nigeria
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An analysis of rural-urban differences in stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes towards some tenurial, agricultural and environmental issues in North-east Ghana
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An overview of kinship, land, and architecture in urban Ghana
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Assessment of food insecurity and dietary diversity in the Okavango Delta and the potential contribution of indigenous foods
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Can community based natural resources management (CBNRM) projects alleviate poverty among Basarwa communities?
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Cellulosic ethanol: The evolution of patterns of collaboration in research and development
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Conserving our natural resources: The rise of ecotourism
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Corporate risk disclosure in the uk: Current practices and trends
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Creating, funding, and deploying the next generation air transportation system
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Customers’ personality and brand personality, and its relations to their purchasing intension
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Demand for credit for production in the rain-fed sub-sector of the Sudan
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Developing performance measurements for ecotourism companies
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Dual focus in exploration and exploitation: The route to sustainable competitive advantage
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Energy poverty and market structure characteristics: Determining the energy access for rural households in developing countries
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Ethnicity and utilization of natural resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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From gold standard to currency board arrangements: A case of déjà vu?
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How a celebrity endorser in advertisements can influence the credibility and reliability of information received by consumers?
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Impact of world cotton markets liberalization on cotton trade of Africa: A case study of Sudan
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Implications of money supply and interest rate on construction flows: Evidence from a developing economy
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Interfacing traditional/local herbalist and global biomedical practitioners in Botswana
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Internationalising University of Western Sydney: agriculture and environmental education
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Internetization management and international trade theories
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Local participation in biodiversity conservation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Loyalty, repurchase, and satisfaction: a quantitative review
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Microfinancial system and sustainable development: Are they compatible?
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National innovation activity as a factor of sustainable development – case study of Kazakhstan
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New issues in assessing biotech sector: Some empirical evidences and policy implications
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Optimization of organizing processes for global sustainable development: A proposed strategy
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Relationship between personality traits and service quality perception of logistics personnel
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Research student supervision: Developing reflective practice in higher education
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Socio-economic status of women self help groups (SHGS) in the metropolitan city of Chennai – Tamil Nadu, India
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Strategies for WTO accession and for economic integration of Central Asia: A view from Kazakhstan
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Sustainable adjustment of capital structure in the course of economic development: Evidence from the electronics industry of Taiwan
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Sustainable development in Sub-saharan Africa: Issues of knowledge development and agenda setting
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Technological innovation, competitiveness and sustainable development
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The changing dynamics of the U.S. auto industry: Exploring the impact of international trade policies
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The dynamics of benefits sharing in community based natural resource management (CBNRM) among remote communities in Botswana
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The dynamics of fishing as a natural safety net in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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The millennium development goals (MDGS): What achievements in Asia?
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The narrative-textual case study as the tool to understand sustainable development in developed countries
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The role of environmental activity integration into R&D department to obtain competitive advantage
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The role of FDI from MNES in achieving national competitiveness in developing countries: The emerging case of Kazakhstan
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The use of advanced RFID tracking methods for insuring the security and integrity of container shipped cargo
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Time allocation between paid and unpaid work of married women: A case study of Madurai in South India
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Why do researchers collaborate with industry? An analysis of the wine sector in Chile, South Africa and Italy
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