Executive leadership and performance improvement in Higher Education in Arab Countries

1st November 2017

Target participants: Tthe workshop covers materials for all levels from supervisory through to senior level. HE officials: minsters, undersecretaries, vice chancellors, deans, head of department, etc. Academics and researchers. Students, youth, NGOs (voluntary) and civil society groups (public). Professionals, businesses and other stakeholders particularly the private sector managers responsible for leading change and transformation efforts . […]

(pp.01-15) A. Al-Roubaie and M. M. S. Almubarak ‘Localisation of knowledge in GCC countries: the case of SMEs’, MEJELSD, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017

22nd September 2017

Amer Al-Roubaie* and Muneer M. S. Almubarak College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain Email: aalroubaie@ahlia.edu.bh Email: malmubarak@ahlia.edu.bh Purpose: Localisation of knowledge is among the important challenges facing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Knowledge is a key driver of modern economies impacting productivity, employment, wealth creation, poverty reduction and technology diffusion. Building capabilities for […]

Smart Cities and Urban Planning

4th February 2017

Smart Cities and Urban Planning Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce the principles of Smart City design and urban planning in the MENA Region. The aim is to develop the essential skills and competencies necessary for decision makers to  plan, identify and examine the objectives, advantages, drawbacks, models, stages and requirements of Smart […]

Reconnecting Higher Education to the discourse of inclusive sustainable knowledge-based economy in the Arab Region

13th January 2017

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) Board Room (EB 1.39) Dockland Campus, University of East London, London, United Kingdom 13:45-13:55     Arrival 14:00-15:30    Session One 15:30-15:45     Break 15:45-16:45     Session Two Target audience Academic, researchers, higher education officials, students, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Arab Countries Partners World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) […]

(pp.81-90) H. Hamdoun, O. M. Khair, O. M. Ibrahim and M. Adam ‘A peep into the ICT services ecosystem in Sudan’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016

2nd October 2016

Hassan Hamdoun School of Natural and Computing Sciences University of Aberdeen, Kings’ College, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE Email: hassan.hamdoun@abdn.ac.uk Osama Mohammed Khair Zain-Sudan Email: Osama.Khalifa@zain.com.sd Osama Mohammed Ibrahim Zain-Sudan Email: Osama.Khalifa@zain.com.sd Marwan Adam Sudanese Knowledge Society Khartoum, Sudan, Email: m.adam@skscociety.org * (correspondence author) Purpose: To analyse the ICT services performance against the telecommunications and ICT purpose […]

(pp.61-70) N. M. Hassan ‘Increasing the pace towards an innovation economy in the Arab region’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 5, No 2, 2016

2nd October 2016

Nazar M. Hassan UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences for the Arab States, Cairo Purpose: The Arab region has generally failed to catalyse and convert knowledge production into innovation effectively, and/or add value to products and services in the different economic sectors. Insufficient government commitment for science, technology and innovation (STI) and research, poorly designed national […]

(pp.28-36) E. Elmansori ‘Business incubators as a tool for the development and growth of start-up companies in the Arab world’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015

6th September 2015

Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya Purpose: Business incubation facilitates the development and growth of start-up companies by providing entrepreneurs with resources and services. Incubator management usually develops these services that are offered by its wide network of contacts. Therefore, the aim of this research to contribute to general knowledge about the economic growth and […]

(pp.01-13) A. Al-Roubaie and A. Al-Ameen ‘Trade and knowledge creation in GCC countries: the case for sustainable development’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015

17th August 2015

Amer Al-Roubaie, Ahlia University, Bahrain Abdulwahab Al-Ameen, University of Bahrain, Bahrain Purpose: Knowledge creation, technology transfer and information dissemination have been widely discussed in the literature of development studies as important drivers for rapid economic growth and sustainable development. In the new economy, access to global markets has become essential for supporting development. International trade […]

(pp.201-214) E. Elmansori and L. Arthur ‘Obstacles to innovation faced by SMEs in Libya’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014

16th August 2013

Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the obstacles faced by innovation in SMEs in Libya. Libyan SMEs have relatively low value added, though they represent a significant portion of Libyan firms. According to previous research, SMEs are facing a financing gap that causes […]

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