The book discusses change management, innovation and knowledge management, and the role of leadership in engaging organisations and preparing them for a sustainable future.
(2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE) “Managing Knowledge and Innovation in the 21st Century and the Roadmap to Sustainability in the Arab Countries”, Emirate of Abu Dhabi Knowledge Management Conference entitled “Managing Knowledge and Innovation in the 21st Century and the Roadmap to Sustainability in the Arab Countries”, Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Government of Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2011, Abu Dhabi – UAE The presentation explores the Government of Abu Dhabi major Knowledge Management Project – first of its kind in the Middle East – “Musharaka – Excellence through Knowledge”. Musharaka is the first complete KM Framework to be launched in UAE and the Arab more >>
This volume includes various research and case studies emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge for international scientific cooperation.
(2010 Abu Dhabi, UAE) “Managing Knowledge in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies”, United Nations Global Forum on ICTs Managing Knowledge in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies, United Nations Global Forum 2010 entitled “ICT for MDGs: Moving from Advocacy to Actions” organized by the Global Alliance for ICT and Development, 5-6 December 2010, Abu Dhabi: UAE Summary: Since the Rio summit in 1992 sustainable development (SD) is becoming increasingly a major concern for all Arab countries. Yet, translating the principles of SD into effective economic and environmental policies seems to be a major challenge for all countries. more >>
The book covers a range of topics that ensemble endeavour to address growing concerns about the problems of the third world underdevelopment, even after decades of experimentation with one development strategy or another; all of which failed to deliver the majority of the world’s population from the bowels of poverty.
(2009 Cambridge, UK) “Would You Prefer a Mobile Phone or a Toilet?”, University of Cambridge “Would You Prefer a Mobile Phone or a Toilet?” Panel: Dr David Grimshaw (Head of International Programme – New Technologies, Practical Action), Professor Geoff Walsham (University of Cambridge, Judge Business School), Dr Allam Ahmed (University of Sussex) and Dr Shoba Arun (Manchester Metropolitan University Monday 26 October 2009 HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre Technology has been touted as the panacea for the challenges facing developing countries. However, with limited resources, there is a need to prioritise and economise. Should we focus technological R&D on affordable basic infrastructure, more >>
This volume explores global viewpoints and the latest thinking about the ways in which the recent global financial crisis may affect achieving sustainable development particularly in developing countries with an in-depth focus on deteriorating environmental conditions, energy, obesity and climate change.
This volume explores global viewpoints on the role of STI in solving global problems related to sustainability and the 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 book includes chapters on issues to do with “Globalization, Technology and Sustainable Development” written by experts from allover the world.
This book critically examines the factors, frameworks and paradigms that would enable universities and institutions of higher education to contribute more fully in achieving the MDGs and SD.