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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(pp.003-017) E. Giuliani, A. Morrison, C. Pietrobelli and R. Rabellotti ‘Why do researchers collaborate with industry? An analysis of the wine sector in Chile, South Africa and Italy’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.019-026) P. Catlan and E. B. Harari ‘Cellulosic ethanol: The evolution of patterns of collaboration in research and development’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.029-036) R. D’amore and M. P. Vittoria ‘New issues in assessing biotech sector: Some empirical evidences and policy implications’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.037-047) B. N. Ngwenya, W. R. L. Masamba and N. Kanyenva ‘Interfacing traditional/local herbalist and global biomedical practitioners in Botswana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.047-052) T. A. Nesipbekovna ‘National innovation activity as a factor of sustainable development – case study of Kazakhstan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.053-061) F. D. Gonel ‘Technological innovation, competitiveness and sustainable development’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.065-075) S. Nwankwo, K. Chaharbaghi and D. Boyd ‘Sustainable development in Sub-saharan Africa: Issues of knowledge development and agenda setting
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(pp.077-083) Q. Parvez ‘Internationalising University of Western Sydney: agriculture and environmental education’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.085-092) I. Tewfik and S. Tewfik ‘Research student supervision: Developing reflective practice in higher education’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.095-102) A. Abouzeedan and M. Busler ‘The narrative-textual case study as the tool to understand sustainable development in developed countries’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.103-110) M. Hossain ‘The millennium development goals (MDGS): What achievements in Asia?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.111-119) B. Mirza ‘Energy poverty and market structure characteristics: Determining the energy access for rural households in developing countries’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.121-130) M. S. Nnyepi, B. N. Ngwenya and R. Majelantle ‘Assessment of food insecurity and dietary diversity in the Okavango Delta and the potential contribution of indigenous foods’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.131-139) L. Magole and L. I. Magole ‘Can community based natural resources management (CBNRM) projects alleviate poverty among Basarwa communities?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.141-151) G. Mmopelwa, B. N. Ngwenya and B. sakwape ‘The dynamics of fishing as a natural safety net in the Okavango Delta, Botswana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.155-163) C. Raiborn, C. Bartel and M. Massoud ‘Developing performance measurements for ecotourism companies’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.165-174) S. El-Kafafi ‘Conserving our natural resources: The rise of ecotourism’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.175-182) J. E. Mbaiwa ‘Local participation in biodiversity conservation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.183-193) J. E. Mbaiwa, B. N. Ngwenya and M. Sethora ‘Ethnicity and utilization of natural resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.195-205) L. I. Magole, L. Magole and T. Bapedi ‘The dynamics of benefits sharing in community based natural resource management (CBNRM) among remote communities in Botswana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.209-216) R. A. Oppong and D. Dunster ‘An overview of kinship, land, and architecture in urban Ghana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.217-224) J. T. Burgi ‘An analysis of rural-urban differences in stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes towards some tenurial, agricultural and environmental issues in North-east Ghana’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.227-237) W. E. Nwagwu ‘A participatory gender-oriented study of information and learning needs of youth in a rural community in Southeastern Nigeria’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.239-245) S. M. Begum ‘Time allocation between paid and unpaid work of married women: A case study of Madurai in South India’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.247-253) S. H. Nithyananhan ‘Socio-economic status of women self help groups (SHGS) in the metropolitan city of Chennai – Tamil Nadu, India’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.257-264) D. L. Rhoades ‘Creating, funding, and deploying the next generation air transportation system’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.265-271) M. J. Williams and C. Cunningham ‘The use of advanced RFID tracking methods for insuring the security and integrity of container shipped cargo’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.275-281) M. Reddy and N. Gounder ‘Implications of money supply and interest rate on construction flows: Evidence from a developing economy’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.283-291) E. Sica and G. Testa ‘Microfinancial system and sustainable development: Are they compatible?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.293-303) B. Rajab and M. H. Schachler ‘Corporate risk disclosure in the uk: Current practices and trends’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.305-311) B. Idris and A. El Bashir ‘Demand for credit for production in the rain-fed sub-sector of the Sudan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.313-320) G. M. B. Wessels ‘From gold standard to currency board arrangements: A case of déjà vu?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.321-330) H. Yeh and G’Sustainable adjustment of capital structure in the course of economic development: Evidence from the electronics industry of Taiwan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.333-342) B. Junquera and J. A. D. Brio ‘The role of environmental activity integration into R&D department to obtain competitive advantage’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.343-355) J. K. Tinoco ‘Dual focus in exploration and exploitation: The route to sustainable competitive advantage’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.357-365) J. W. Lee, Y. Y. Kim and S. W. Tai ‘Customers’ personality and brand personality, and its relations to their purchasing intension’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.357-365) Y. Kim, S. W. Tai and J. Lee ‘Relationship between personality traits and service quality perception of logistics personnel’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.367-373) A. Abouzeedan and M. Busler ‘Optimization of organizing processes for global sustainable development: A proposed strategy’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.377-384) B. B. Anderson and H. S. Lee ‘The changing dynamics of the U.S. auto industry: Exploring the impact of international trade policies’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.385-395) S. W. Tai, J. Lee and G. S. Baimukhamedova ‘Strategies for WTO accession and for economic integration of Central Asia: A view from Kazakhstan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.397-406) J. W. Lee and D. Lal ‘The role of FDI from MNES in achieving national competitiveness in developing countries: The emerging case of Kazakhstan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.407-415) I. E. E. A. Karim and D. Kirschke ‘Impact of world cotton markets liberalization on cotton trade of Africa: A case study of Sudan’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.417-423) A. Abouzeedan ‘Internetization management and international trade theories’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.427-435) T. Curtis and D. L. Rhoades ‘Loyalty, repurchase, and satisfaction: a quantitative review’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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(pp.447-453) M. Busler ‘How a celebrity endorser in advertisements can influence the credibility and reliability of information received by consumers?’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2008
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