The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities with a proud, Australian heritage. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, UOWD represented a very early Australian initiative in the UAE. From a small beginning at Almullah Plaza, through its landmark presence at Jumeirah Beach Road and to its current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD is recognized as being an integral part of Dubai. Today, as an independent UAE institution of higher education, UOWD attracts students not just from the UAE and Australia but from all over the world. Approximately 2,500 students comprising more than 80 nationalities are currently enrolled at UOWD and enjoy a quality academic experience.


Papers from 2013

Determinants of internet financial reporting practices: Evidence from the UAE, Hela Miniaoui and Peter Oyelere


Attendance, performance and culture: experience of the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University - an update, Daulet Moldabayev, Joseph A. Menicucci, Nidhal Abdulaziz, and Sarim Al-Zubaidy

The need to legitimse work: home-based workers experiences, Mona Mustafa

'Chained to my work'? Strategies to manage temporal and physical boundaries among self-employed teleworkers, Mona Mustafa and Michael Gold


Social media marketing: the unavoidable marketing management tool, Vahideh Baradaran Rafiee and Jawahitha Sarabdeen


Learning styles and training methods, Jawahitha Sarabdeen

Marketing an Islamic index: Perceived value of KMI30 index, Hameedah Sayani and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Determinants of bank selection in the United Arab Emirates, Hameedah Sayani and Hela Miniaoui

SOA and cloud based architecture for non-invasive health monitoring, Mohamed Adel Serhani, Elarbi Badidi, and Abdelghani Benharref

Towards dynamic non-obtrusive health monitoring based on SOA and cloud, Mohamed Adel Serhani, Abdelghani Benharref, and Elarbi Badidi

Effects of technical and social design on virtual community identification: A comparison approach, Kathy Ning Shen and Mohamed Khalifa


When users are professionals: effective user participation for information system assimilation: a multilevel model, Kathy Ning Shen, Mohamed Khalifa, and Ahmad Almulla

Moving luxury brands online: dose website design play a role?, Kathy Ning Shen, Prakash Vel, and Mohamed Khalifa

A conceptual research design of the logistics service providers innovation mechanism in the gulf region, Balan Sundarakani and Golnar Behzadi

An empirical study on the importance of remittance and educational expenditure on growth: Case of the Philippines, Abdellatif Tchantchane, Gwendolyn Rodrigues, and Pauline Fortes

Does socially responsible supplier selection pay off for customer firms? A cross-cultural comparison, Ladonna M. Thornton, Chad W. Autry, David M. Gligor, and Anis Ben Brik

Retail cost optimisation and the role of information technology, Prakash Vel, Nasim Sadat Mosavi, and Anand Subramanian


Online purchase of luxury products in the UAE, Prakash Vel and Jocelyn Rodrigues

An exploratory investigation of the effect of integrated marketing communications on consumer decision making process: a case study of Jetset Eurostar, Prakash Vel, Ricky Sharma, and Tahera Ismail

A novel solution to the energy hole problem in sensor networks, Mohamed Watfa, Haitham Al-Hassanieh, and Samir Salmen

RFID applications in e-healthcare, Mohamed Watfa, Manprabhjot Kaur, and Rashida Firoz Daruwala

Targeted online marketing using social networking, Mohamed Watfa, Nima Najafi, and Mahmoud Bakkar

RFID system implementation in Jebel Ali port, Mohamed Watfa, Umaima Suleman, and Zaer Arafat


Reactive localisation in underwater wireless sensor networks with self-healing, Mohamed Watfa, Tala Tsouli, Maya Ei Ayach, and Omar Ei Ayach

Assessing student satisfaction in transnational higher education, Stephen Wilkins and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Strategies, technologies, and organizational learning for developing organizational innovativeness in emerging economies, Yan Yu, Xiao-Ying Dong, Kathy Ning Shen, Mohamed Khalifa, and Jin-Xing Hao

A new method for retrieving information in Persian weblogs using categorizing Result, Mohamed Sadegh Zahedi, Abolfazl Aleahmad, Masoud Rahgozar, and Farhad Oroumchian


Promoting global virtual teams across the globe: cross-cultural challenges and synergies, Norhayati Zakaria and Ghadeer Al Safi

Papers from 2012

Conference proceedings and program

Study on quality attributes of halal food supply chain, Lina Al Halaseh and Balan Sundarakani

Improvements in audit risks related to information technology frauds, Saeed Askary, David Goodwin, and Roman Lanis


Asymmetric and nonlinear impact of attribute-level performance on overall customer satisfaction in the context of car servicing of four European automotive brands in Slovenia, Slavko Azman and Bostjan Gomiscek

Al ain dairy: managing supply and demand, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Etihad Airways: reputation management: an example of Eyjafjallajokull Iceland volcano, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Jumeirah group: stay different, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

SME adaptation for survival in economic crisis: a customer relationship orientation, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Abraham Koshy

Abraaj Capital Limited: Celebration of entrepreneurship, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Ian Michael


Advanced technology investment company (ATIC): a destination global champion, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Immanuel Moonesar

General Electric: How GE worked to transform oncology Healthcare in the Kingdom, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Immanuel Azaad Moonesar


A hierarchiacal framework of barriers to green supply chain management in the construction sector, Sreejith Balasubramanian

Towards a best-effort framework for developing smart mobile applications, Abdelghani Benharref, Rabeb Mizouni, and M Adel Serhani

Dependency Injection for loose coupling of objects, Soly Mathew Biju


Adding bricks to clicks: when do offline channel attributes influence consumers' intentions to shop online?, Yuanfeng Cai, Kathy Ning Shen, and Zhaoyang Guo

Understanding transnational NGO (TANGO) decision-making and participation in global governance processes using computational analysis of large scale textual data, Derrick L. Cogburn, Norhayati Zakaria, Shayna R. Padovano, and Alexia Clincy


A market risk model for asymmetric distributed series of return, Kostas Giannopoulos and Ramzi Nekhili

Institutional environment for entrepreneurship: evidence from the developmental states of South Korea and United Arab Emirates, Vishal K. Gupta, Ali Alper Yayla, Arijit Sikdar, and Min-Seok Cha

Current and future uses of IT in Europe and the Far East: achieving competitive advantage with 3PL, Peter J. Hosie, Ming K. Lim, Albert Wee Kwan Tan, and Yong Keong Yu

The impact of general sales agents on the air cargo industry, Peter Hosie, Ming K. Lim, and Marcus Chng

Determinants of fifth party logistics (5PL): service providers for supply chain management, Peter Hosie, Balan Sundarakani, Albert Wee Kwan Tan, and Aleksandra Kozlak

The impact of happiness on managers' contextual and task performance, Peter Hosie, Michael Willemyns, and Peter Sevastos

Facilitating a deep approach to learning: an innovative case assessment technique, Payyazhi Jayashree and Sumit Mitra

Emergence and enactment of distributed leadership: contextual enablers and blocks during periods of strategic change, Payyazhi Jayashree, Kathy Ning Shen, and Geraldine Lefoe


MEME 2012: Introduction and Table of Contents, Alma Kadragic

Teaching Notes: Noor Dubai: managing blindness In developing countries, Linzi J. Kemp and Immanuel Azaad Moonesar

Noor Dubai foundation: managing blindness In developing countries, Linzi J Kemp, Immanuel Azaad Moonesar, and Shurooq Al Banna


Exploratory study of quality and excellence approaches and continuous improvement from the perspective of new institutionalism, Karmen Kern Pipan, Bostjan Gomiscek, and Janez Mayer


Adoption of mobile commerce: a confidence model, Mohamed Khalifa, Sammi K. N Cheng, and Kathy Ning Shen


Technology use takes a boost among university students, Zeenath Reza Khan


Students go click, flick and cheat... e-cheating, technologies and more, Zeenath Reza Khan and Sreejith Subramanian

Forensics challenges for mobile phone security, Halim Khelalfa


Is shopping a family affair for Dubai's tweens? A study of the influence of generational differences on shopping orientations, Swapna Koshy


Socially Responsible Journalism - The Kerala Model, Swapna Koshy

An empirical investigation of third party logistics providers in Thailand: barriers, motivation and usage of information technologies, Duangpun Kritchanchai, Albert Wee Kwan Tan, and Peter Hosie

A survey that contributes to the development of a framework to evaluate health and safety strategies in supply chains, Brian Lehaney, Lkechukwu A. Diugwu, Michael Willemyns, and Peter Hosie

Mapping alternatives: A commentary on Cova, B. et al. (2010). 'Navigating between dyads and networks', Sid Lowe, Nick Ellis, Sharon Purchase, Michel Rod, and Ki-Soon Hwang

A NICE agenda for IMP research, Sid Lowe and Ki-Soon Hwang

All we are saying, is give theoretical pluralism a chance, Sid Lowe, Slawek Magala, and Ki-Soon Hwang

The drama of interaction within business networks, Sid Lowe, Sharon Purchase, and Nick Ellis


Voluntary disclosure of intellectual assets and intellectual liabilities: a literature review, George Majdalany and Armond Manassian

The relationship between continuous improvement and maintenance performance, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek

Towards battery-aware self-adaptive mobile applications, Rabeb Mizouni, M Adel Serhani, Abdelghani Benharref, and Oubai Al-Abassi

Norms, practices, and rules of virtual community of online gamers: applying the institutional theoretical lens, Shafiz Mohd Affendi

Tell me something? Exploring the impact of information privacy on user behaviours in social networking sites, Shafiz Affendi Mohd Affendi and Nasriah Zakaria


Health economic principles in the UAE, Immanuel Azaad Moonesar


Patients' perception on prenatal care management at Trinidad & Tobago, Immanuel Moonesar and Prakash Vel


A Transparent Look at a Counsellor’s Inner World: Learning to Self-differentiate and Hold the Client’s Pain, Mona Moussa

Share it or keep it to yourself? Inculcating knowledge sharing behaviors at workplace using a culturally oriented framework, Hanan Muhairi and Norhayati Zakaria


Social media and buying behaviour of women in Pakistan towards the purchase of textile garments, Saadia Nasir, Prakash Vel, and Hafsa Mateen


The cultural influence in the practice of corporate governance in emerging markets, Vahideh Rafiee and Jawahitha Sarabdeen

EnviroServe: the green company in the United Arab Emirates, Gwendolyn Rodrigues and Vineetha Mathew

Teaching notes: EnviroServe: the green company in the United Arab Emirates, Gwendolyn Rodrigues and Immanuel Azaad Moonesar


Protective capital and poverty traps, Ali Saedvandi

Session-based selection of servers with different classes of users, Mohamed Vall O Mohamed Salem

Learning styles and training: train the trainees the way they learn, Jawahitha Sarabdeen

Legal issues in e-healthcare systems, Jawahitha Sarabdeen

XL pharmaceutical: effective operation and logistics, Jawahitha Sarabdeen and Kamal Jaafar

Teaching notes: XL pharmaceuticals: effective operation and logistics, Jawahitha Sarabdeen, Kamal Jaafar, and Immanuel Azaad Moonesar


Flydubai- moving aggressively to dominate sector, Ravindra Saxena and Bindu Gupta

Greening of industries for sustainable growth: an exploratory study on durable, non-durable and services Industries, Ravindra P. Saxena and Pradeep K. Khandelwal

Marketing an Islamic index: perceived value of KM130 Index, Hameedah Sayani and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


Guest editorial, M Adel Serhani and A Benharref

Scalable federated broker management for selection of web services, Mohamed Adel Serhani, Abdelghani Benharref, Elarbi Badidi, and Salah Bouktif


Query expansion based-on similarity of terms for improving Arabic information retrieval, Khaled Shaalan, Sinan Al-Sheikh, and Farhad Oroumchian

Closing the gap: developing research ecosystems of global excellence in emerging markets, Kathy Ning Shen

Explaining Virtual Community Participation from Identity Perspectives, Kathy Ning Shen


Identification vs. self-verification in virtual communities (VC): theoretical gaps and design implications, Kathy Ning Shen

Work-life boundary in the context of social network sites, Kathy Ning Shen

Fostering team cognition with collective thought: a theoretically driven design, Kathy Ning Shen and Mohamed Khalifa

System design effects on online impulse buying, Kathy Ning Shen and Mohamed Khalife

Internet usage among Arab adolescents: preliminary findings, Kathy Ning Shen and Maha Shakir