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xxv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • PART I: Introduction.- Chapter 1 Managing knowledge and innovation for sustainable knowledge-based economy in Africa (Allam Ahmed).- PART II: Regional dimensions.- Chapter 2 The role of an innovative ICT-based entrepreneurial evolution on Africa's development - the case of university-based incubators (Sherif Kamel).- Chapter 3 Impact of education quality on sustainable development in Africa (Adil A. Dafa'Alla, Elmouiz S. Hussein and Marwan A. A. Adam).- Chapter 4 MIDLAND: a strategic successful initiative in the African market (Vimi Jham).- Chapter 5 Policy support for innovation at grassroots in Africa (Chux Daniels).- Chapter 6 Globalisation, innovation activities and the technology gap between Sub-Saharan Africa and the industrialised countries (Khaled Elmawazini, Mohd Shukri Hajinoor and Ibrahim Ngouhouo).- Chapter 7 Understanding how failing a job interview may be a source of innovation: The case of WhatsApp founders (Alain Ndedi and Kelly Mua Kingsley).- PART III: Country-specific perspective.- Chapter 8 Design engineering capacity building and innovation in the industrial sector in North African countries: the case of Algeria (Abdelkader Djeflat).- Chapter 9 Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe and Botswana: the elephant in the room (Mavis Gutu, Constantia Anastasiadou, Maktoba Omar and Collins Osei).- Chapter 10 Prospects and challenges of managing clusters as entrepreneurship development interventions for sustainable development in Nigeria: a discourse analysis (Lukman Raimi, Stephen Bolaji Peluola and Morufu Oladimeji Shokunbi).- Chapter 11 Assessment and way forward of the Douala Stock Exchange in Cameroon (Alain Ndedi).- Chapter 12 Mind mapping in Sudanese medical education (Nahlaa A. Khalifa).- Chapter 13 Absorptive capacity of human capital and international R&D spillover in Egypt (Eman Elish and Hany El Shamy).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410890 20170530
Addressing the issues that will be central to Africa's various attempts to effectively manage knowledge and innovation for sustainable business management, this edited book makes a timely contribution to research on business in Africa. Coinciding with the recently launched Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) by the African Union (AU), which emphasises the critical role of science, technology and innovation for Africa's socio-economic development and growth, the book echoes these themes with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to knowledge and innovation management in Africa. Also containing case studies relating to various growing collaborations between education and research institutions, private and public entities as well as commercialisation of research and innovation outputs, Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa covers the key themes to provide an enabling environment for STI development in the African content.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410890 20170530
Green Library
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vi, 110 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Over-reliance on oil challenges the long-term sustainability of an economy. The UAE's government has placed considerable focus on a comprehensive strategic planning exercise to transform the country's economic structure from relying heavily on hydrocarbon resources to becoming a knowledge-based economy. Non-oil is to account for 80% of the country's economy by 2021. "From Oil to Knowledge" examines how this major powerhouse of the Arab World is transforming itself into a leader in the adoption of science, technology and innovation to drive economic success on the international stage.In this first book to present and critically evaluate the extent of the UAEs success in diversifying its economy and implementing the principles and approaches of a Knowledge Economy, the authors identify the achievements of the government to date and the areas of further development. "From Oil to Knowledge" will be utilized as a guide by policymakers and senior managers to enhance their ability to think strategically towards implementing the pillars of a Knowledge Economy within their own organizations and nation states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783533572 20160619
Green Library
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127 p. : ill.
  • 1. Aims and methodology. 2. Concept and theory. 3. Industry aggregate analysis. 4. Industry sector analysis. 5. The roadmap to team effectiveness. Appendix 1: The 13 Key Performance Indicators. Appendix 2: Team performance survey. Appendix 3: A sample TPD report.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781909493742 20160612
While many organisations are world-class at managing their materials and machinery, they fall short in managing the human side of their business. But an organisation's most important asset is its people and how they interact both with each other - as team members - and with the organisation. Managing teams successfully has become a critical area for a growing number of organisations around the world. This book aims to aid organisations by introducing a Team Performance Diagnostic (TPD) tool. The TPD enables organisations to quickly gain an accurate and detailed insight into the real-time performance of their teams and helps managers to understand team dynamics; enhance team sprit; encourage communication; identify development activities; maximise team performance; allocate training budgets effectively; and quickly reach higher levels of team performance.The TPD tool has already been widely used in major multinational and UK public sector organisations to pinpoint hard to find opportunities to achieve rapid improvements. The book outlines the challenges faced by both team leaders and team members in 21st century workplaces and proposes 13 key performance or 'team health' indicators for highly effective teams based on research data collected from a large range of industry sectors, team sizes and organisations in the UK. It contributes to the understanding of the nature and functioning of team cohesiveness by describing teamwork as a multi-component variable and identifying the factors that impact upon teams and the implications of teamwork for organisations.The research suggests that the use of TPD contributes to more free-flowing feedback both within the team and in the wider business and that successful teams are indicative of a healthy organisational culture. This book is an essential guide for senior managers and policymakers dealing with team effectiveness and will be highly useful for students of business and management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781909493742 20160612
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vii, 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xx, 464 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 95 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
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400 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Introduction1. Building knowledge societies in the new era of globalisationAllam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UKPart II: Education2. Do education reforms result in quality education?Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand3. Education for sustainable development: the experience of TanzaniaB.O. Koda, Institute of Development Studies, Tanzania4. Educational outcomes and labour market between supply and demand: a Qatari perspectiveHend A. Jolo, Qatar University, Qatar5. In search of African Tigers: repositioning African universities for challenges of research and development, wealth creation, and sustainable developmentMichael J. Emeji, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria6. Research supervision: training, process and experienceIhab Tewfik, University of Westminster, and Sundus Tewfik, London Metropolitan University, UKPart III: Knowledge Management7. Indigenous knowledge in agriculture with particular reference to medicinal crop production in Khorasan, IranP. Rezvani Moghaddam, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (Iran), A.K.S. Huda, Q. Parvez, University of Western Sydney (Australia), and A. Koocheki, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (Iran)8. Strategic vision to knowledge management strategy: an evaluative paradigmT. Shareef Younis, Mosul University-Iraq9. Managing knowledge workers: the technologist in the IT industryS.C. Poornima, ICFAI-IBS Bangalore, IndiaPart IV: Information and Communications Technologies10. Cybernating the academe: centralisation of science assessment as hegemony - an African alternativeWilliams E. Nwagwu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria11. Readiness for online learning in business schools in IndiaRamesh Behl, Deepak Chawla and Himanshu Joshi, International Management Institute, India12. Improving agricultural sustainability and profitability via the use of computerised decision-support systems is challenging and complex.J.B. Robinson and D.M. Freebairn, Natural Resources and Water, and A.K.S. Huda, University of Western Sydney, Australia13. A longitudinal study of farmers and trainers capturing climate information for sustainable developmentD.A. George, University of Queensland, J.F. Clewett, Agroclim Australia, A.K.S. Huda, University of Western Sydney, C.J. Birch, The University of Queensland, A.H. Wright, The University of Queensland, W.R. Allen, AgForce Queensland, and Q. Parvez, University of Western Sydney, Australia14. Exploring best practices in public-private partnership (PPP) in e-Government through select case studies from IndiaSoumitra Sharma, Banaras Hindu University, India15. Airline distribution systems: history, challenges and solutionsMichael J. Williams and Dawna L. Rhoades, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA16. Management of stock exchanges: automation and demutualisationSubba Reddy Yarram, University of New England, Australia17. XBRL benefits, challenges and adoption in the US and UK: clarification of a future research agendaAminah Abdullah, Belfast Metropolitan College, UK, Iqbal Khadaroo, Queen's University Belfast, UK, and Junaid Shaikh, Curtin University, Malaysia18. Assuring intermodal security using RFID tags on cargo containersMichael J. Williams and Cheryl Cunningham, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USAPart V: Science Technology and Innovation19. Genetic engineering perception in New Zealand: is it the way of the future?Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand20. Effect of sheath rot (Sarocladium oryzae) on rice seed healthS. Akter, M.A.T. Mia, M.S. Kabir and M.A. Latif, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Bangladesh21. Technical efficiency in artisanal fisheries: evidence from FijiMahendra Reddy, University of the South Pacific, Fiji22. Extension workers' attitude towards usefulness of integrated soil fertility and nutrient management approach for sustainable crop production: a case from BangladeshM.G. Farouque and H. Takeya, Nagoya University, Japan23. Livelihoods of the people involved in Pangasiid catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) farming in Mymensingh, BangladeshShuraya Tasnoova, Khan M. Iqbal, Izumi Ywamoto, Kagoshima University, Japan, and Md. Mahfuzul Haque, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh24. Turkey's high-tech profile and sustainable developmentFeride Doganer Gonel, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey25. The contextual dimension of risk dialogues: the case of water recycling weblogs in South East Queensland, AustraliaJennifer Summerville, Evonne Miller, Lorraine Bell and Laurie Buys, Queensland University of Technology, Australia26. Technological innovation and the microelectronic paradigm: analysis of the Brazilian Digital TV System (BDTVS)Bruno Pontes Costanzo and Joao Amato Neto, University of Sao Paulo, BrazilPart VI: Climate Change and Energy27. Investment trends in alternate energy methods by large US corporationsM. Anaam Hashmi, Minnesota State University, USA28. Aviation in a carbon-constrained worldDawna L. Rhoades, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USAPart VII: Macroeconomic Analysis29. Neoliberal idealism, state building, and the Washington Consensus: a story (still) under developmentMichael Heazle, Griffith University, Australia30. Post-crisis economic performance in East Asia: recovery or sustained decline?Moazzem Hossain, Griffith University, Australia31. A structural approach to diversification of the nation's economy and the economic development of KazakhstanYelena N. Zabortseva, Kazak-British Technical University, Kazakhstan32. The impact of industrial policy on capital structure with financial flexibility, macroeconomic conditions and economic growth and development taken into account: evidence from TaiwanHsien-Hung Yeh, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and Eduardo Roca, Griffith University, Australia33. The Firm and industry structure in economically sustainable development: a case study of the telecommunications industryFrank M Little, Griffith University, AustraliaPart VIII: Trade and Development34. Trade and Economic Growth in Asian-5Tajul Ariffin Masron, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Zulkornain Yusop, Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah and Muzafar Shah Habibullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia35. Towards an agri-food 'culture': managing the impact on agricultural supply chains of changes in consumer cultureTony Webb, University of Western Sydney, Australia36. Adjusting external trade strategies and its effects on the sustainable economic development of KazakhstanJung-Wan Lee, Kazakh-British Technical University, and Simon W. Tai, Bang College of Business, Kazakhstan37. Central bank independence in East African countries: the case of Kenya, Uganda and TanzaniaFitsum S. Weldegiorgis and G.M. (Buks) Wessels, University of the Free State, South Africa38. International transmission of stock price movement: evidence from ASEAN-Plus-3 and the world's most advanced marketsRuzita Abdul Rahim and Abu Hassan Shaari Mohd. Nor, National University of Malaysia, MalaysiaPart IX: Gender and Development39. Women, sustainable community development and human resource development: the sub-Saharan African ContextPeter Cunningham and Kristine Sydhagen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa40. The role of women in farm decision-making using data from selected locations in BangladeshS. Hassan, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh and Q. Parvez, A.K.S. Huda and G. Ramsay, University of Western Sydney, Australia41. The economics behind son preference in South IndiaS. Mumtaj Begum and Christianna Singh, Lady Doak College, IndiaPart X: Executive Summary42. Managing knowledge in the 21st century and the roadmap to sustainabilityAllam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906093020 20160527
The "World Sustainable Development Outlook" series has been developed to provide an overview of sustainable development, to discuss why it is important and to provoke forward thinking on the development of a more coherent approach to solving global problems related to sustainability through science and technology. In doing so, a holistic approach is used to critically examine the interrelationship between the natural, governmental, economic and social dimensions of our world and how science and technology can contribute to solutions.This is a truly global source book, which is reflected in the varied national and cultural origins of the contributors, as well as the topics and case studies covered. Each year a different theme will be covered. The theme of "World Sustainable Development Outlook 2007" is the different dimensions of knowledge and technology management in the new era of information revolution and how they relate to sustainable development.Rapid innovation in information and communication technologies (ICTs) is clearly reshaping the world we live in. Countries are increasingly judged by whether they are information-rich or information-poor. It is estimated that 30-40 per cent of the world's economic growth and 40-50 per cent of all new jobs will be IT-driven. Education and knowledge are the chief currencies of the modern age, and can also be a strategic resource and a lifeline for sustainable development. Yet, in Africa, millions of people have never made a telephone call. The technological gulf between developed and developing countries (DCs) is likely to widen further with the rapid expansion of the internet and the speedy transition to digitalisation in the West. The impacts on DCs may include an increase in the so-called brain drain and growing dependence on foreign aid of a different kind - knowledge aid. There are fears that knowledge imperialism is already with us.What is clear is that most of the technological innovations in ICTs are Western-designed and fail to address the needs of the most disadvantaged. The interest of industrialised countries in the use of ICTs in DCs has largely been more concerned with the profitability of their own business enterprises than with any broader goals concerning the development of the host countries. DCs face the challenge of either becoming an integral part of the knowledge-based global economy or the very real danger of finding themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. Successful management in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to meet the challenges and opportunities of this information revolution while at the same time fostering sustainable development.Adopting a holistic approach, this book aims to critically examine the interrelationship between these different issues in order to reach solutions and a consensus for a better future - taking into account a variety of international, institutional and intellectual perspectives. It uses case and country studies in technological innovation and experience so that lessons in effective management of ICTs can be learned from successful initiatives, ideas and innovations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906093020 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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526 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • L'Enfer hors d'une capitale paisible -- Du collège franco-arabe au lycée Félix Éboué -- Études en France et au Cameroun -- Début de carrière à Tripoli -- Attaché de cabinet -- Mon affectation à Paris -- Les guerres dans la capitale -- Affrontements entre le président et son Premier ministre -- Kano 1, Goukouni Weddeye, président du conseil d'État -- L'Échec de Kano 2 -- Le gouvernement du groupe de N'djaména -- Accords de Lagos - formation du GUNT -- Contestation de la présence française -- Le président du GUNT contre le ministre de la Défense -- Le retrait des troupes françaises -- Mon limogeage de l'ambassade -- L'intervention de l'armée libyenne aux côtés du GUNT -- La défaite des FAN après l'échec de la réunion de Lomé -- De la retraite des FAN à leur reconquête du pouvoir -- Vacarme diplomatique mais "fusion des masses" -- Les premiers secours aux FAN et les explications en congrès -- Le pouvoir socialiste retire tout soutien de la France aux FAN -- Retrait de l'armée libyenne et contrôle de l'est par les FAN -- Début de dialogue des FAN avec Kamougué et les Libyens -- Habré satisfait du dialogue avec les Libyens -- La reprise de mes premiers contacts avec les Libyens -- La France indécise entre le GUNT et les FAN -- La chute du GUNT et du comité permanent -- Contestation de la légitimité du régime des FAN -- Le refus de Khadafi de recevoir les émissaires de Habré -- Début de normalisation des relations tchado-françaises -- Echec des tentatives pour imposer le GUNT à l'OUA -- Sensibilité de la gauche française au discours de Kadhafi -- Des contacts insolites et utiles pour la cause du régime -- Lentrée en scène du colonel Hassan Eschcal -- Une délégation libyenne conduite par Radwan à N'djaména -- Une délégation tchadienne conduite par Mahamat Nouri à Tripoli -- Le retour au Tchad des armées libyenne et française -- L'accroissement progressif de l'aide de Paris à N'djaména -- La chute de Faya et l'évacuation d'Abéché -- Le découragement de Paris avant le sursaut des FAN -- Le passage de Miskine à Paris -- Nouvelle défaite des FANT et rodomontades de Paris -- Le retour inattendu de l'armée française au Tchad (opération Manta) -- Présentation de mes lettres de créance au président Mitterrand -- Tractations dipolomatiques et réconciliation nationale -- Les socialistes français et la réconciliation des Tchadiens -- Premiers contacts franco-tchadiens pour la réunion d'Addis Abeba -- Le ministre Idriss Miskine à Addis Abeba -- Panique à Paris et échec prévisible de la réunion d'Addis -- Le passage à Paris d'Idriss Miskine, suivi de son décès à N'djaména -- Initiatives diverses pour réconcilier les Tchadiens -- La recherche d'un troisième homme -- Les démarches pour la réconciliation à Brazzaville -- Le retrait concomitant des troupes libyenne et française -- Le Tchad et le retrait concomitant des forces étrangères -- Sommet en Crète et maintien de l'armée libyenne au Tchad -- La situation critique au sud du Tchad -- Missions concluantes du Ps et de parlementaires français au Tchad -- Habré au sud du pays et satisfaction de la France -- La rencontre ratée entre Habré et Goukouni à Bamako
  • Craintes des Tchadiens d'un complot franco-libyen -- Médiations du Maroc et du Gabon -- Reprise du dialogue tchado-libyen -- L'initiative de paix du colonel libyen Masoud -- Le ministre Korom Ahmed au Maroc -- Le voyage du président Habré au Maroc -- La rupture entre Kotiga Guerina et Négué Djogo -- La présentation de mes lettres de créance au roi du Maroc -- Les médiations du Maroc et du Congo piétinent -- L'initiative de paix du Libyen Hassan Eschcal -- Brahim Beyn et le CAC-CDR -- Les contestations et la destitution de Goukouni -- L'opération Épervier, une intervention au Tchad à l'ère de la cohabition française -- "La bonne qualité des liens franco-tchadiens" -- Habré au sommet Franco-africain de Paris. La réconciliation avec des dissidents du GUNT -- "Beaucoup de fric pour le Tchad" -- L'initiative du président Diouf pour réconcilier Goukouni et Habré -- Le Tchad et la France de l'ère de la cohabitation -- La tension américano-libyenne. La relance de la médiation marocaine -- Les grandes défaites de l'armée libyenne -- Pourparlers directs entre Goukounistes et gouvernement -- Goukouni en résidence surveillée -- L'insolite intérêt d'un ministre français pour Acheikh -- L'impossible réunion au Congo pour sortir Goukouni de prison -- La rencontre de Bao et l'Accord de Koini-Mina -- Le coma de Goukouni et l'ascension d'Acheikh -- La France vole au secours des Goukounistes -- Largage d'une aide de la France aux goukounistes -- La libération de Fada -- La carotte et le baton pour Kadhafi -- La mise au point du président Kountché du Niger -- Libération spectaculaire de Bir Koran et d'Ouadi Doum -- Les rivalités franco-américaines autour du matériel récupéré -- Contacts insolites pour l'achat du butin de guerre -- Echec du comité ad hoc de l'ouA -- Libération de Goukouni et les négociations d'Alger -- Les relations franco-tchadiennes "sans nuage" -- Médiations insolites et appels du pied de la Libye en 1987 -- Tournée de Goukouni avant Alger 2 -- Les représailles contre Maaten es-Sara -- Un cessez-le-feu précaire -- La nécessité d'une concertation franco-tchadienne -- Sommet du comité ad hoc de l'ouA et saisine des Nations Unies -- Appels aux amis pour préparer la guerre -- L'armée libyenne derrière Goukouni. Les déboires d'Acheikh au profit de Goukouni -- Le sort des prisonniers de guerre libyens et d'autres nationalités -- De l'illusion d'une normalisation des relations entre les deux pays à la chute du président Habré -- De la partialité du comité ad hoc au "cadeau pour la paix" de Kadhafi -- Le virage diplomatique du président Habré -- Le coup diplomatique du Togo -- Le retour sans condition d'Acheikh au Tchad -- Tâtonnements des Gabonais et de l'Algérien Mehri -- "Confidences amicales" ou pressions françaises -- L'action du 1er avril -- Mehri, les Algériens et les Maliens pour un Sommet à Alger ou Bamako -- Accord tchado-libyen d'Alger -- Tension franco-tchadienne -- L'impossible application de l'Accord d'Alger -- Annulation d'un sommet Kadhafi-Habré en Égypte -- Refroidissement des relations entre le Tchad et le PS -- Le MPS dans la bataille en territoire tchadien -- Les bons offices de l'Algérie et du Maroc
  • Le réchauffement des relations entre la France et la Libye -- La chute du président Habré.
"L'auteur, qui a occupé diverses fonctions à des postes stratégiques, est un témoin privilégié d'une période particulièrement riche et houleuse de l'histoire du Tchad. Cet ouvrage n'a d'autre ambition que de livrer au jour le jour le témoignage d'un diplomate tchadien en activité durant les guerres du Tchad de 1975 à 1990. Il apporte au lecteur des informations inédites sur les tractations diplomatiques, officielles et en coulisse, entre Tchadiens, Libyens, autres Africains et Français en vue du règlement de la crise interne tchadienne et du conflit territorial opposant le Tchad et la Libye autour de la bande d'Aozou. Ce témoignage unique est une contribution mise à la disposition des chercheurs pour mieux appréhender les dessous de la guerre et en tirer les leçons pour construire un avenir meilleur."--P. [4] of cover.
Green Library
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vii, 165 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxxvi, 214 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 309 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1 Introduction: Managing Human Resources in the Middle-East Pawan S Budhwar and Kamel Mellahi 2 Human Resource Management in Iran Pari Namazie and Monir Tayeb 3 Human Resource Management in Oman Abdul Basit Al-Hamadi and Pawan S Budhwar 4 Human Resource Management in the United Arab Emirates Abubakr Mohyeldin Tahir Suliman 5 Human Resource Management in Kuwait Abbas J Ali and Ali Al-Kazemi 6 Human Resource Management in Saudi Arabia Kamel Mellahi 7 Human Resource Management in Qatar Ikhlas Abdalla 8 Human Resource Management in Jordan Mohamed Branine and Farhad Analoui 9 Human Resource Management in Turkey Zeynep Aycan 10 Human Resource Management in Israel Yehuda Baruch, Ilan Meshoulam and Shay Tzafrir 11 Human Resource Management in Egypt Tarek Hatem 12 Human Resource Management in Sudan Allam Ahmed 13 Human Resource Management in Tunisia Dorra Yahiaoui and Yahia H Zoubir 14 Human Resource Management in Algeria Mohamed Branine 15 Human Resource Management in Morocco Philip G Benson and Khadija Al Arkoubi 16 HRM in the Middle East: Emerging HRM Models and Future Challenges for Research and Policy Kamel Mellahi and Pawan S Budhwar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415349628 20160528
There is a continuous increase in the levels of globalization and internationalization of business. Over the last few decades, countries in the Middle East (mainly due to their petroleum resources) have attracted significant amounts of foreign direct investment. Both academics and practitioners are increasingly becoming interested in studying the nature of the HRM systems prevalent in the region. Considering such facts, this book presents the Human Resource Management (HRM) scenario in a number of countries in the Middle East, highlighting rapid developments in the fields of HRM and International HRM (IHRM) and giving the reader an understanding of the dynamics of HRM in the area. The text moves from a general overview of HRM in the Middle-East to an exploration of the current status, role, and strategic importance of the HR function in a wide-range of country-specific chapters, before highlighting the emerging HRM models and future challenges for research, policy, and practice. Written by those living or working in these countries, this text is invaluable reading for academics, students, and practitioners alike, but specifically, the information provided will undoubtedly help managers develop HRM systems and training programmes that are more suitable for firms operating in the region than those currently in place.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415349628 20160528
Green Library
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xxvii, 595 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction (Sonny Nwankwo and Kevin Ibeh) Part 1: 2. Intra-African Regional Expansion: Rhetoric, Reality and Risks (Franklin Ngwu, Ifedapo Adeleye and Chris Ogbechie) 3. Regional Economic Integration and Corporate Africa in the 21st Century: A focus on COMESA (Gerry Muuka and Bellarmine Ezumah) 4. Africa's Retailing Environment: The Online Shopping Perspective (Anayo D. Nkamnebe) 5. Understanding Africa's Business Environment: The case of the Airline Industry (Raphael Akamavi and Yue Xu) 6. Africa's Third Sector: Assessing the Impact of Africa's Social Enterprises (Tigineh Mersha, Ven Sriram and Roger Elliott) 7. African Consumers and Country-of-Origin Influence: Evidence from Morocco (A Ben Oumlil) 8. Pro-foreign Consumption Phenomenon in Africa: Insights from Nigeria (Ogwo E. Ogwo and Gazie S.Okpara) 9. Family Consumption Systems in Africa: A Focus on Children (Ayantunji Gbadamosi) 10. African Entrepreneurs' Performance: An Ethnicity Perspective (Emmanuel Cleeve and Tidings Ndhlovu) 11. Women Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Case Approach (Nnamdi Madichie and Robert Hinson) 12. Informal Economy Entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa: Observations from Kenya (Diane Holt and David Littlewood) 13. African Entrepreneurs, Financial Literacy, Debt and Bankruptcy (Ignatius Ekanem) 14. Diaspora Africans and Entrepreneurial Characteristics: A Focus on Nigerians in the UK (Sanya Ojo) 15. Ethical and Moral Philosophies of Business: North Africa Versus North America (A Ben Oumlil and Josephh Balloun) 16. Doing Business in Africa - Some Challenges (Richard B. Nyuu, Ellis Osabutey and Yaw Debrah) 17. Business Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Obstacles, Myths and Realities (Charles J. Mambula) 18. FDI in Africa: Chinese Enterprises and Their Business Strategies (Daouda Cisse) 19. Emerging Global Firms: Insights of Chinese Multinationals in Africa (Joseph Amankwah-Amoah and Yaw A. Debrah) 20. FDI and Labor Productivity Growth in SSA Countries: Theory and Evidence (Khaled Elmawazini) Part 2: 21. Knowledge Management, Capacity Building and Sustainable Development in Africa (Allam Ahmed) 22. Cross-border Inter-firm Knowledge Generation and Enterprise Development in Africa (John Kuada) 23. Entrepreneurship Education for a Renascent Africa (Nicolas Hamekin and Sonny Nwankwo) 24. Business Strategy and Firms' Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa (John Okpara) 25. Strategic Human Resources Management, Labour Market Efficiency and Competitiveness in Africa: Contemporary Issues and Prospects for the Future (Ifedapo Adeleye and Yetunde Anibaba) 26. Consumer Based Brand Equity (CBBE) as Competitive Differentiator in an Emerging African Economy (Nana Owusu-Frimpong, Ebenezer Asare Effah and Kofi Osei-Frimpong) 27. Strengthening Africa's Financial Infrastructure: an Institutional Analysis of Formal Prudential Regulations (Franklin Ngwu) 28. Poverty Alleviation in Africa Through Micro-Financing Innovations (Robert Rugimbana) 29. Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Relations in Africa: Evidence from the Nigerian Banking Sector (Kenneth Amaeshi, Ifedapo Adeleye and Olufemi Amao) 30. Towards Greater Investment in Infrastructure Development in Africa (PD Rwelamila) 31. Tourism as a Strategy for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa (Jerry Kolo) 32. Attracting Small and Medium Multinational Enterprises to African Economies (Evelyn Wamboye and Abel Adekola) 33. Facilitating Africa's Economic Growth via Informal Economic Activity (Paschal Anosike Pervaiz Ahmed) 34. Conclusion (Kevin Ibeh and Sonny Nwankwo).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415635455 20160616
Although the world's poorest inhabited continent, Africa has recently shown signs of being a source of economic growth in the coming decades, with increased foreign investment - notably from China - and huge growth in GDP from a number of African states. In contrast to the heaving weight of books focusing on business opportunities in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, Africa has been poorly served by academic publishing. This compendium of scholarship offers cutting-edge knowledge relating to business in Africa. The objectives of this collection include: * To shed new light on the socio-cultural and historical underpinnings of business practice in Africa and their implications for promoting entrepreneurship and business behaviour in the region * To consider the important constraints on business activities in Africa, and the emerging 'best practice' for redressing their real and potential impacts * To facilitate a better understanding of contemporary business practice in Africa through the application of relevant theories and models, including emergent ones. The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa is a comprehensive reference resource that provides the perfect platform for embarking on research and study into Africa from the business perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415635455 20160616
Green Library
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xxvii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents:Introduction PART I: INTRODUCTION TO TAKAFUL: FORM, FUNCTION AND CRITICISM 1. Takaful Journey: the Past and Present and Future Ajmal Bhatty and Shariq Nisar 2. Solidarity, Cooperation, and Mutuality in Takaful Volker Nienhaus 3. Mutuality, Reciprocity, and Justice within the Context of a Unified Theory of Riba and Ghara Mahmoud A. El-Gamal4. A Proposed Marriage between Endowments, Mutual Insurance, and the Institution of Agency in Islamic Law-An Introduction to the Waqf-Wakalah Model of TakafulAbdullah Nana5. A Critical Shari'ah Review of Takaful Structures: Towards a Better ModelAbdulazeem AbozaidPART II: REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF TAKAFUL6. New Horizons: The Potential for Shari'ah-compliant Cooperative and Mutual Financial ServicesSara E. B. Carmody7. Toward a Watershed in Takaful Dispute Resolution: From Litigation to Effective Dispute ManagementUmar A. Oseni8. Fatwa and its Role in Regulatory Capture and ArbitrageJoe W. BradfordPART III: TAKAFUL PRODUCT ANALYSIS 9. The Nature of Retakaful: Risk Sharing or Transferring Risks? Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad-- Ismail Bin Mahbob-- and Muhammad Ayub10. Commercial Credit TakafulMuhammad Al Bashir Muhammad Al Amine11. Shari'ah Compliant High Watermark Protected Lifetime Annuity in Family Takaful?Hiba Allam and Volker NienhausPART IV: TAKAFUL AS SOCIAL FINANCE12. Reimagining takaful: A New Model for Social BankingHussam Sultan and Abdur-Rahman Syed13. Islamic Co-operatives: A Route to Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development Mian Farooq Haq and Bushra Shafiq14. Scaling Poverty Reduction in Indonesia: Enhancing the Institutional Effectiveness of Islamic Microfinance Institutions Tanvir Ahmed Uddin and Muhammad Maaz Rahman15. Micro-takaful in India: A path towards Financial Inclusion & Sustainable DevelopmentMohammad Faisal, Asif Akhtar, Asad Rehman and M. Abdul SamadIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785363351 20160928
Islamic finance distinguishes itself from conventional finance with its strong emphasis on the moral consequences of financial transactions; prohibiting interest, excessive uncertainty, and finance of harmful business. When it comes to risk mitigation, it is set apart by its advocacy for sharing of risk. This authoritative book tracks the evolution of the Takaful industry over the course of the last four decades and makes a major attempt to highlight the importance of risk sharing through a discussion of various models of cooperation and critical analysis of their performance, including illuminating case studies and a critical assessment of the Islamic insurance model and the role of alternate financing mechanisms. Its high level discourse on Sharia compliance and its nuances places emphasis on the importance of solidarity, cooperation, mutuality and reciprocity.Scholars and practitioners working in Islamic Finance will appreciate the context and nuance of this important book, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in alternative forms of Sharia compliant cooperative finance. The book is equally vital for academics and researchers interested in understanding various Takaful Models and their Sharia considerations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785363351 20160928
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