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 2014

Slovenian national excellence award and total quality management deployment in Slovenian companies, Karmen Kern Pipan, Bostjan Gomiscek, and Miroljub Kljajic

The Savar Story...a year on, Zeenath Reza Khan and Gwendolyn Rodrigues

Entrepreneurial orientation and performance of microenterprises in an emerging economy, Valerie Lindsay, Nicholas Ashill, Banjo Roxas, and Antong Victorio


Extending definitions on international entrepreneurs: the case of cross-cultural capital, Valerie J. Lindsay and Kathy Ning Shen

Ambicultural blending between Eastern and Western paradigms: fresh perspectives for international management research, Sidney Lowe, Astrid Kainzbauer, Nirundon Tapachai, and Ki-Soon Hwang


The role of maintenance in improving company's competitiveness and profitability: a case study in a textile company, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, Basim Al-Najjar, and Bostjan Gomiscek


The impact of quality management orientation on maintenance performance, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


An application of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and sensitivity analysis for maintenance policy selection, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, Viktor Lovrencic, Basim Al-Najjar, and Bostjan Gomiscek


Patterns and performance benefits of sustainability practices: a cross-country comparison, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, Jens Dahlgaard, Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, and Bostjan Gomiscek


Sustainability exploration and sustainability exploitation: from a literature review towards a conceptual framework, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, Jens Dahlgaard, Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, and Bostjan Gomiscek


The relationship between sustainability-oriented innovation practices and organizational performance: empirical evidence from Slovenian organizations, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, Jens Dahlgaard, Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, and Bostjan Gomiscek


'A discussion forum': a blended learning assessment tool to enhance students' learning, Hela Miniaoui and Avneet Kaur

Introducing a teaching innovation to enhance students' analytical and research skills: A blended learning initiative, Hela Miniaoui and Avneet Kaur


Integrating teacher- and peer-assessments of group coursework assignments in business education: Some innovative methods, Okey Peter Onyia


Managing people in the World's largest commercial employer: An exploratory study on Indian railways, Vijay Edward Pereira


Liberalisation of the Indian retail sector: An examination of macro level HR implications and challenge, Vijay Edward Pereira and Rajan Kalakoti

Why the proposal of a complex contract may harm or foster a partner's trust, Sandra Praxmarer-Carus


How likely am I to return home? A study of New Zealand self-initiated expatriates, Revti Raman, Valerie J. Lindsay, and Shaleen Rashad


Supplier-customer relationship management and customer retention: A perspective on motor dealerships in an emerging economy, Mornay Roberts-Lombard and Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo

Managerial perceptions of service-infused IORs in China & India: a discursive view of value co-creation, Michel Rod, Valerie Lindsay, and Nick Ellis

Call feature and corporate bond yield spreads, Anis Samet and Lamia Obay


E-Government users' privacy and security concerns and availability of laws in Dubai, Jawahitha Sarabdeen, Gwendolyn Rodrigues, and Sreejith Balasubramanian

Towards an adaptive QoS-driven monitoring of cloud SaaS, Mohamed A. Serhani, Yacine Atif, and Abdelghani Benharref

Intelligent remote health monitoring using evident-based DSS for automated assistance, Mohamed A. Serhani, Abdelghani Benharref, and Al Ramzana Nujum


Identity-based Determinants for Virtual Community Participation: Moderating Role of Gender Composition, Kathy Ning Shen and Mohamed Khalifa


What drives internationalization of emerging country multinationals (EMNCs): Towards a conceptual framework, Arijit Sikdar

A process model of managing organizational change during business process redesign, Arijit Sikdar and Payyazhi Jayashree

Organizational learning within supply-chain networks: a proposed conceptual model, Arijit Sikdar, Payyazhi Jayashree, and Balan Sundarakani


System dynamics-based modeling and analysis of greening the construction industry supply chain, Balan Sundarakani, Arijit Sikdar, and Sreejith Balasubramanian


My Little Desert Island: Using metaphors to identify the emotional impact of workplace bullying, Alison Thirlwall

Targets' constructions of workplace bullying: an empirically derived model of the workplace bullying process, Alison Thirlwall


Service provider success: story of Liberty Autos, Prakash Vel, Hesham Mubarak, and Majed A. Malak


Events marketing model of Dubai Shopping Festival, Prakash Vel, Laila Suhail, and Amal Dokhan


Youth web spaces: design requirements, framework, and architecture of wikis to promote youth well being, Shahper Vodanovich, D Sundaram, Max Rohde, and J Dong


The use of Instagram as a marketing tool by Emirati female entrepreneurs: an exploratory study, Eman Wally and Swapna Koshy


Implications of SSO solutions on cloud applications, Mohamed Watfa, Shakir Khan, and Ali Radmehr


A benchmarking tool for Wireless Sensor Network embedded operating systems, Mohamed Watfa and Mohamed Moubarak

Effects of national culture on e-government diffusion - A global study of 55 countries, Fang Zhao, Kathy Ning Shen, and Alan Collier

Papers from 2013

Simulation and rectification of an artificial pacemaker, Muheet Abdullah, Senthil Arumugam Muthukumaraswamy, and Nidhal Abdulaziz

Empowering knowledge sharing behaviours through means oriented vs. goal oriented cultures: The impact of organizational culture on knowledge sharing, Hanan Abdullah Al Mehairi


The rise of the global social entrepreneur: a conceptual framework, Melodena Balakrishnan and Val Lindsay

Americana Group: KFC in Mecca (or Makkah), Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

ARAMEX PJSC: Carving a competitive advantage in the global logistics and express transportation service industry, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

East meets west: the world is round and time is cyclic, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


Featured commentary: special issue on the Middle East North Africa region, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Lammtara pictures: creating a cultural entertainment organisation - the way forwards, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


Methods to increase research output: some tips looking at the MENA region, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Nurturing capable employees, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Perspectives: corporate community engagement and empowerment, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

The 4D model of place brand management, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Greg Kerr

PEPSICO AMENA: The role of packaging in brand activation, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Ian Michael

General Electric: How GE worked to transform oncology healthcare in KSA, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan and Immanuel Moonesar

Don't just stand on the shoulder of giants, become a giant! Challenge research paradigms, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan, Naeem Muhammed, and Arijit Sikdar

Robust optimisation model for the cold food chain logistics problem under uncertainty, Golnar Behzadi, Balan Sundarakani, and Elham Mardaneh

Selenium content in wheat and estimation of the selenium daily intake in different regions of Algeria, B Beladel, B. Nedjimi, A. Mansouri, D Tahtat, M Belamri, Abdellatif Tchantchane, F Khelfaoui, and M Benamar

Marketisation of higher education in UAE and its impact on teaching quality, Ali Bhayani


The market route to higher education in UAE: its rationales and implication, Ali Bhayani


The market route to higher education in UAE: Its rationales and implications, Ali Bhayani


Difficulties in understanding object oriented programming concepts, Soly Mathew Biju

Taking advantage of Alice to teach programming concepts, Soly Mathew Biju

E-learning software for students with autism, Soly Mathew Biju, Catherine Todd, Abdellatif Tchantchane, and Bushra Yakoob


When do online consumers need an offline store: the moderating effects of product characteristics, Yuanfeng Cai, Kathy Ning Shen, and Zhaoyang Guo

Symbolic consumption of tourism destination brands, Yuksel Ekinci, Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, and Sandra Preciado

State of the art in business process management, Michael Glykas

'Work always wins': client colonisation, time management and the anxieties of connected freelancers, Michael Gold and Mona Mustafa

Attitudinal loyalty, behavioural loyalty and social media: an introspection, Kerrie Hawkins and Prakash Vel

The effect of autonomy, training opportunities, age and salaries on job satisfaction in the South East Asian retail petroleum industry, Peter Hosie, Payyazhi Jayashree, Abdellatif Tchantchane, and Ban Seng Lee

Managing in uncertain times - a critical juncture for research in the MENA region, Victor Huang and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Trust and Knowledge transfer in a multicultural society: The role of social network diversity, Victor Huang and Kathy Ning Shen

Discrete crack sectional analysis for shear evaluation of RC beams, Kamal Jaafar

Sensor networks in future smart rotating buildings, Kamal Jaafar and Mohamed Watfa

Investigating ethical perceptions of short-term earnings management practices, Leonie Jooste

Intellectual Capital and Public Sector Performance, Kardina Kamaruddin and Indra Abeysekera


Slovenian national excellence award and TQM deployment in Slovenian companies, Karmen Kern Pipan, Bostjan Gomiscek, and Miroljub Kljajic


Blogging and online collaborative discovery learning - making a case for a successful group-tracking technique, Zeenath Reza Khan

Plagiarism-tracking software: instructors' perception of software use vs. actual purpose of software, Zeenath Reza Khan

A skewed balance: Religion reporting by Kerala's media, Swapna Koshy


Differentiated assessment activities: customising to support learning, Swapna Koshy


Factors that affect the use of Facebook and Twitter as marketing tools in the UAE, Swapna Koshy


I have a dream … for innovative assessments, Swapna Koshy

The earning power of 'likes' and 'tweets': An evaluation of the use of social media in marketing in the UAE', Swapna Koshy

Money demand stability: A case study of Nigeria, Saten Kumar, Don J. Webber, and Scott Fargher


The role of quality management activities in achieving high performance of maintenance processes, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


A diagnostic model of learning: three case studies, Peter McLean, Edwina Pio, and Payyazhi Jayashree

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: doing business in the Middle East, Ian Michael, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan, and Zeenath Khan


Did Islamic banking perform better during the financial crisis? Evidence from the UAE, Hela Miniaoui and Gaston Gohou

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


Achieving an effective FMEA : lessons learned from a case study of the construction project, Manja Podpecan, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


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