Outlook 2016 – Europe at a Crossroads and the Impact of Globalization

Edited by Allam Ahmed

FORTHCOMING

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union, shocking the world and revealing a divided country doing something no country has ever done before. Outlook 2016 is very timely, with Europe continuing to face many challenges on its path to achieve sustainable inclusive growth and development. The book provides an unbiased point of view on various important matters facing Europe, such as: economic and monetary crisis; immigration; terrorism; safety and security; environment, energy and climate change; health inequalities; ageing population; integration of social policies including the relationship with Russia; and high levels of unemployment particularly among the youth.

Outlook 2016 is a collection of the best papers presented during the 14th International WASD Conference held in London, United Kingdom in July 2016.

Contents

PART I: EUROPE AND GLOBALIZATION
  1. The competitiveness of energy-intensive industries in EU’s last members
    Hasan Karaduman and Feride Gönel, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
  2. Europe: whither the fortress around the Mediterranean and Africa?
    Christopher C. Nshimbi and Inocent Moyo, University of South Africa, South Africa
  3. An economic analysis of potential GCC economic and monetary union for sustainable development – Drawing from the European Experience
    Subhadra Ganguli, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  4. The involvement of nutraceuticals to sustainable heathcare in Europe in the context of major depressive disorder (MDD)
    Nahlaa A. Khalifa and Elham A. Aljaaly, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
PART II: SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS, PRACTICES AND PLANNING
  1. Redefining sustainability
    Art Jones, Dream Factory, USA
  2. Exploring the challenge for sustainable development in the energy sector: sociomaterial view of two British and Nigerian cases
    Mostafa Mohamad and John Anuge, University of Salford, UK
PART III: PUBLIC POLICY
  1. The use of green materials and systems in UAE construction projects – A baseline study
    Aly El Gayar, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Salwa Beheiry, American University of Sharjah, UAE
    Alaa Jabbar, University of Wollongong, UAE Hamad
    Al Ansari, Masdar Institute, UAE
  2. Rhetorical bottomless basket case Vs Bangladesh’s success with the MDGs
    Moazzem Hossain, Griffi th University, Australia
    Mohammad Hoque, Bangladesh Civil Service Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. Appraising the entrenchment of sustainability into government procurement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the public sector in South West Nigeria
    Victor O. A. Adebayo, University of Westminster, UK
  4. State level achievements of MDG – Indicators in India during 1993/94–2013/14
    Ranajit Chakrabarty, Calcutta University, India
    Mahuya Chakrabarti, Bethune College, India
    Ayan Chattopadhyay, Future Retail Ltd., India
  5. Practice of anthropometry for adolescents in Saudi Arabia and the need for sustainability of the practice: lessons from the UK
    Elham A. Aljaaly and Nahlaa A. Khalifa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  6. Poverty reduction through enabling factors
    Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust, Bangladesh
PART IV: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
  1. Assessment of the impacts of harsh weather on use of sustainable transport options: the case of Dubai
    Ali El Masri, Boom Construction Company, UAE
    Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, American University of Sharjah, UAE
  2. The development of the great green wall in the Sahel of Nigeria with some local constraints in sustainability
    Njidda Gadzama, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
  3. Soil productivity and food security in Sudan: Current situation and challenges
    Sarra Saad, National Center for Research, Sudan
    Moawia Babiker, Ekhtibarat Soil and Water Tests Service, Sudan
    Suliman GasmElseed, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan
  4. Framework for a decision matrix in green project management processes
    Mustafa Al-Tekreeti and Salwa Beheiry, American University of Sharjah, UAE
PART V: PUBLIC HEALTH
  1. Nutrigenomics: use of personalized diet to prevent the onset of disease and optimize human health
    Nahlaa Khalifa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  2. Review of the effects of insurgency on sustainable healthcare development in north-east Nigeria
    Ibrahim N. Mamadu, Centre for Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods, Nigeria
    Zara W. Wudiri University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, Nigeria
    Hyelni H. Mshelia Borno state Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Borno state, Nigeria
PART VI: KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
  1. Revisiting the welfare economics of moral hazard
    Nadia J. Sweis, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
  2. Ramadan fasting among pregnant women with diabetes: An international neglected phenomenon
    Nagat Eltoum, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia
  3. Impact of teamwork skills on students’ creativity: A case of classroom educational programme
    Siham El-Kafafi , ICL Education Group, New Zealand
  4. Benchmarking of academic studies of dietitians at King Abdulaziz University using the European Dietetic Benchmark Statement (EDBS)
    Elham Aljaaly, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
PART VII: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
  1. The success of incubators, accelerators and innovations (IAI): A case study
    Hanadi Al-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Michael Busler, Stockton University, USA
  2. Management of medical technology for sustainable reliability
    Sushil Varma, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd., New Zealand
  3. Sustainable development and radiology
    Naglaa Abdallah, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia and Cairo University, Egypt
PART VIII: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
  1. Study the variability of water quality in a large distribution network
    Md Maruf Mortula, Kazi Parvez Fattah and Tarig Ali, American University of Sharjah, UAE
  2. Conjoining public goods, sustainable development and business accountability
    Roland Bardy, Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics and Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
  3. FDI spillover effects on Asia-Pacific sustainable productivity growth
    Elsadig Ahmed and Rahim Kialashki, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  4. Small entrepreneurs finance by Islamic Banks: An empirical review (An Institutional-Network Approach)
    Mohammed Nurul Alam, Canadian University Dubai, UAE
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