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 2012

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

An Overview of employee suggestion schemes: The past, present and the future, Flevy Lasrado

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

Internationalisation of Australian Tertiary Education in the Hospitality Industry: Reflections on Cross-cultural Issues in Postgraduate Projects, G Barry O'Mahony and James F. Sillitoe


Peer assessments of GPW: Infusing fairness into students' assessments of peer contributions, Okey Peter Onyia and Stephanie Allen


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


Service oriented centered e-health solution for monitoring and preventing chronic diseases, Mohamed A. Serhani, Elarbi E. Badidi, and Abdelghani 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

Gender-role stereotypes: perception and practice of leadership in the Middle East, Arijit Sikdar and Sumit Mitra

Managing intercultural service encounters: Establishing the need for intercultural training, Suvenus Sophonsiri and Barry O'Mahony

Dubai a sustainable logistics hub in the Middle East, Balan Sundarakani

A critical review of diversification theoretical perspectives and its impact on performance, Balan Sundarakani and Abdelmoneim Ahmed

A case study of Singapore's automotive supply chain: preliminary analysis and findings, Balan Sundarakani, Robert de Souza, and Mark Goh


Enhancing the supply chain management performance using information technology: some evidence from UAE companies, Balan Sundarakani, Albert Wee Kwan Tan, and David Van Over


An attempt of supply chain practices to enhance a country's performance, Balan Sundarakani, Prem Vrat, and Pradeep Kumar

Large-scale multi-country experiential learning projects in IB/IM education: challenges and best practices for enhancing teaching and research, Vas Taras, Alexander Bode, Douglas Chun, Louise Curran, Susan Gupta, Josephine Igoe, Peter Magnusson, Riikka Sarala, Anja Maria Schuster, Alfredo Jimenez, Jose Vargas-Hernandez, Norhayati Zakaria, Xavier Ordenana, and Betty Jane Punnett


An evaluation of technology integration in teaching statistics: a multivariate survey analysis, Abdellatif Tchantchane, Pauline Fortes, and Swapna Koshy

Organisational sequestering of workplace bullying: adding insult to injury, Alison Thirlwall and Theodore Zorn

Haptic modelling of cochlear implantation, Catherine Todd and Fazel Naghdy


The corporate strategy of Dubai Duty Free, Prakash Vel, Bernard Creed, and Roshni S. Narayan


The branding framework behind Modhesh, Prakash Vel and Laila Suhail


A 4-node coverage approach to the localization problem in UWSNs, Mohamed K. Watfa


A position based routing algorithm in 3D sensor networks, Mohamed K. Watfa and Alaa M. Al Tahan

IPurse: an innovative RFID application, Mohamed K. Watfa, Manprabhjot Kaur, and Rashida Firoz Daruwala

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


University of Wollongong in Dubai: creating a private university in the public interest, Robert Whelan and Daniel Kratochvil

Teaching notes: University of Wollongong in Dubai, Rob Whelan and Daniel Kratochvil


Global: are branch campuses serving students well?, Stephen Wilkins and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


How well are international branch campuses serving students?, Stephen Wilkins and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


Student perception of study at international branch campuses: implication for educators and college managers, Stephen Wilkins and Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Student choice in higher education: motivations for choosing to study at an international branch campus, Stephen Wilkins, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan, and Jeroen Huisman

Student satisfaction and student perceptions of quality at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates, Stephen Wilkins, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan, and Jeroen Huisman

Inference and culture: the distinction between low context culture and high context culture as a possible explanation for cultural differences in cognition, Hiroshi Yama and Norhayati Zakaria

Accerlating social science analysis for a new age (ASSANA): an overview and three case studies using the ASSANA methodology, Norhayati Zakaria

Are you treated fairly? Developing a cultural framework to understand the performance management systems in UAE workplace, Norhayati Zakaria

Empowering knowledge sharing behaviors at workplace: the role and impact of organisational culture, Norhayati Zakaria

Work with diversity, work from a distance: advocating Global virtual teams, Norhayati Zakaria

Mapping a typology for identifying the culturally-related challenges of global virtual teams: a research perspective, Norhayati Zakaria, Andrea Amelinckx, and David Wilemon

Examining cultural effects on distributed decision-making processes using keyword analysis and data mining techniques, Norhayati Zakaria, Derrick L. Cogburn, Pradnya Satish Khadapkar, and Claudia Louis

Market orientation and performance in private universities, Mostaque Ahmed Zebal and David R. Goodwin


Quality management systems as a link between management and employees, Matej Zelnik, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek

Papers from 2011

Design and manufacture of a pneumatic glass climbing robot for cleaning of high-rise buildings, Hashem Anwari and Nidhal Abdulaziz

A technology friendly mathematics teaching methodology, Diane Audi and Mohamed Watfa

Cold chain logistics in the floral industry, Adeola Babalola, Balan Sundarakani, and K. Ganesh

From the desk of the series editor, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Gain the most from your marketing spend on loyalty, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


Protecting from brand burn during times of crisis: Mumbai 26/11: A case of the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan


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

Destination brand components, Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan, Ramzi Nekhili, and C. Lewis

A new approach for quality enforcement in communities of web services, Abdelghani Benharref, M Adel Serhani, Salah Bouktif, and Jamal Bentahar

Online monitoring for sustainable communities of web services, Abdelghani Benharref, Mohamed Adel Serhani, Salah Bouktif, and Jamal Bentahar


Islamic Banks Vs. Non Islamic Ethical Dimensions, Kassim Dakhlallah and Hela Miniaoui


Return on investment calculator for RFID ecosystem of high tech company, Robert de Souza, Mark Goh, Balan Sundarakani, Wong Tack Wai, Keith Toh, and Wu Wong

An Exploratory Study on SME Growth and Development Decision Making in Dubai, Essam Disi and Kathy Ning Shen


The steps of Slovenian organisations on the way to business excellence, Bostjan Gomiscek and Anja Pibernik

Usability practice and awareness in UAE, Mahd Hindi and Ashraf Khalil

An Asian perspective on the influence of age, job characteristics and training opportunities on job satisfaction, Peter Hosie, Payyazhi Jayashree, Abdellatif Tchantchane, and Lee Ban Seng

Aligning change deployment: a Balanced Scorecard approach, Payyazhi Jayashree and Syed Hussain

Changing mindsets: stimulating deep learning through innovative case assessment involving peers, Payyazhi Jayashree, Sumit Mitra, and Iman Rabah

Strategic change through distributive leadership, Payyazhi Jayashree, Kathy Ning Shen, and Geraldine Lefoe


A comparison of ethical perceptions of earnings-management practices, Leoni Jooste

Measuring performance by means of income and cash flows and the life-cycle theory, Leonie Jooste

Conference report: Covering Science and Religion in the Middle East, June 23, 2011: American University of Sharjah, Alma Kadragic

Conference report: The Role of Media in Arab Societies, June 14, 2011, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, Alma Kadragic

Noor Dubai Foundation: managing blindness in developing countries, Linzi J Kemp, Immanuel A. Moonesar, and Shurooq Al Banna


An empirical study on comparing total quality management (TQM) items of national quality award applicants in Slovenia, Karmen Kern Pipan, Bostjan Gomiscek, Miroljub Kljajic, and Manca Jesenko