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 2016

OLFinder: Finding opinion leaders in online social networks, Abolfazl Aleahmad, Payam Karisani, Masoud Rahgozar, and Farhad Oroumchian


Dimming control in visible light communication using RPO-OFDM and concatenated RS-CC, Afrah Ali and Nidhal Abdulaziz

A relational understanding of work-life balance of Muslim migrant women in the west: future research agenda, Faiza Ali, Ashish Malik, Vijay Edward Pereira, and Akram Al Ariss

Reducing employee turnover intention: a customer relationship management perspective, Olayemi A. Aliyu and Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo


Word of mouth in consumers purchase decisions: The moderating role of product type, Ali Bhayani

Reflection and dielectric measurement for salinity of water using microstrip loop antenna and dielectric probe, E M. Cheng, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, S F. Khor, K Y. You, K Y. Lee, M A. Rojan, S Abu Bakar, N F. Mohd Nasir, Z Zakaria, and W H. Tan


Optimal pilot matrix design for training-based channel estimation in MIMO communications, Y El Mouden and Nidhal Abdulaziz


Interactive computation of timbre spaces for sound synthesis control, Stefano Fasciani


TSAM: a tool for analyzing, modeling, and mapping the timbre of sound synthesizers, Stefano Fasciani


E-commerce adoption within an entrepreneurial context, Panagiotis Ganotakis and V Lindsay

Emerging HRM perspectives on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and neurobiological science on organisational effectiveness, Peter Hosie, Arpana Sharma, L Herkenhoff, J A. Heydenfeldt, and R P.J. Kingshott

Portraying an employee performance management system based on multi-criteria decision analysis and visual techniques, Alessio Ishizaka and Vijay Edward Pereira


The determinants of tax haven FDI, Chris Jones and Yama Temouri

A query term re-weighting approach using document similarity, Payam Karisani, Masoud Rahgozar, and Farhad Oroumchian

Learning to rank: new approach with the layered multi-population genetic programming on click-through features, Amir Hosein Keyhanipour, Behzad Moshiri, Farhad Oroumchian, Masoud Rahgozar, and Kambiz Badie

Integration of data fusion and reinforcement learning techniques for the rank-aggregation problem, Amir Hosein Keyhanipour, Behzad Moshiri, Masoud Rahgozar, Farhad Oroumchian, and Ali Asghar Ansari


Educational application for special needs is a learning tool the way forward?, Zeenath Reza Khan, Yusra Y. Ibrahim, Sonia C. Sadhwani, and Sharifa T. Salum


STEM for girls from low income families - making dreams come true, Zeenath Reza Khan and Gwendolyn Rodrigues


Ethical consumerism and apparel industry - towards a new factor model, Zeenath Reza Khan, Gwendolyn Rodrigues, and Sreejith Balasubramanian


Restless n' youthful: Study into barriers young entrepreneurs face in Dubai, Zeenath Reza Khan and Mohaimeen Zahir

Business excellence in the United Arab Emirates through soft TQM, Flevy Lasrado

Critical success factors for employee suggestion schemes: A Literature review, Flevy Lasrado, Mohammed Zaki Arif, Aftab Haider Rizvi, and Chris Urdzik

Antecedents of consumer brand engagement and brand loyalty, Civilai Leckie, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo, and Lester W. Johnson

Exploring the perceived value of social practice theories for business-to-business marketing managers, Sidney Lowe, Michel Rod, Astrid Kainzbauer, and Ki-Soon Hwang


Analytic hierarchy process application in different organisational settings, Damjan Maletic, Flevy Lasrado, Matjaz Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


The role of contingency factors in physical asset management: An empirical examination, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, Basim Al-Najjar, K Gotzamani, M Gianni, T B. Kalinowski, H Pacaiova, A Nagyova, and Bostjan Gomiscek


Obvladovanje fizičnega premoženja - več kot le vzdrževanje, Damjan Maletic, Matjaz Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


The impact of sustainability exploration and sustainability exploitation practices on the organisational performance: a cross-country comparison, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


Integrated broadband powerline and visible light communication (VLC) using OFDM and turbo coding, Nader Nassar and Nidhal Abdulaziz

The antecedents of customer loyalty: A moderated mediation model of customer relationship management quality and brand image, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo and Saman Khajehzadeh

Franchisee-based brand equity: The role of brand relationship quality and brand citizenship behavior, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo, Margaret J. Matanda, and Michael T. Ewing

An exploration of the role duality experienced by HR professionals as both implementers and recipients of HR practices: Evidence from the Indian Railways, Vijay Edward Pereira and Rita Fontinha

Reverse dependency: A longitudinal case study investigation into headquarter- subsidiary relationship in the context of an emerging economy, Vijay Edward Pereira, Surender Munjal, and M K. Nandakumar


Energy efficiency of visible light communication using SEE-OFDM, Samavia Rizwan and Nidhal Abdulaziz

Factors that influence consumer adoption of e-government services in the UAE: A UTAUT model perspective, Gwendolyn Rodrigues, Jawahitha Sarabdeen, and Sreejith Balasubramanian

SME2EM: Smart mobile end-to-end monitoring architecture for life-long diseases, Mohamed A. Serhani, Mohamed El Menshawy, and Abdelghani Benharref

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

Moving from the developing to the developed: compensation disparities of Chinese expatriates, Kathy Ning Shen and Xuanli Xie


Designing a framework and research model for the logistics service providers innovation and adoption, Balan Sundarakani

Asymmetric causality between Australian inbound and outbound tourism flows, Abbas Valadkhani, Russell Smyth, and Barry O'Mahony


Internal marketing - a pretence, Prakash Vel, Aakash M. Shah, and Sunita Mathur

A new framework for cloud business process management, Mohamed K. Watfa, Nafez A. L Najjar, Jad Cheikha, and Nayef Buali

An educational virtualization infrastructure, Mohamed K. Watfa, Vincent A. Udoh, and Said M. Al Abdulsalam

The impact of implementing green supply chain management practices on corporate performance, Hassan Younis, Balan Sundarakani, and Prakash Vel

Export commitment and the global financial crisis: perspectives from the New Zealand wine industry, Yang Yu and Valerie J. Lindsay

Papers from 2015


The use of Facebook as a customer engagement tool by newspapers in the UAE: an exploratory study, Amany Abdelkader Saad Abdel Aaty and Swapna Koshy

A Market efficiency comparison of Islamic and non-Islamic stock indices, Osamah Al-Khazali, Guillaume Leduc, and Mohammad Saleh Alsayed

Financial risk and Islamic banks' performance in the GCC countries, Hussein Al Tamimi, Hela Miniaoui, and Walaa El Kelish

Assessment of wireless power transfer technology for emergency power response, Md Rabiul Awal, Muzammil Jusoh, Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin, Thennarasan Sabapathy, Hasliza Rahim, and Mohd Fareq Abd Malek

Power harvesting using dual transformations of piezoelectricity and magnetism: A review, Md Rabiul Awal, Muzammil Jusoh, Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin, Thennarasan Sabapathy, Hasliza Rahim, and Mohd Fareq Abd Malek

Functional form of connections between perceived service quality, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in the automotive servicing industry, Slavko Azman and Bostjan Gomiscek


Building entrepreneurial Universities in a specific culture - barriers and opportunities, Ali Bhayani


Social and peer influences in college choice, Ali Bhayani

The role of university-industry collaboration in the development of a knowledge economy: Case study of universities in the United Arab Emirates, Ali Bhayani


An exploratory study of consumer demeanor towards financial investment, Hemantkumar P. Bulsara, Heta A. Desai, and Hela Miniaoui

Recording incidents in the psychiatric health care, Andreja Cernoga, Mojca Z. Dernovsek, and Bostjan Gomiscek

Service and service-intensive New Zealand internationalising SMEs: managers' perceptions of government assistance, David Crick and Valerie J. Lindsay


High-growth firms and productivity: evidence from the United Kingdom, Jun Du and Yama Temouri

An automatic mobile-health based approach for EEG epileptic seizures detection, Mohamed El Menshawy, Abdelghani Benharref, and Mohamed A. Serhani

Use of cell-site diversity to mitigate rain attenuation in 10-66 GHz fixed WiMAX, Sharmini Enoch and Ifiok Otung

Comparative study of cone-shaped versus flat-panel speakers for active noise control of multi-tonal signals in open windows, Stefano Fasciani, Jianjun He, Bhan Lam, Tatsuya Murao, and Woon-Seng Gan

Effect of domestic and foreign technological collaborations on different level of product innovation radicalness, Panagiotis Ganotakis and M Kafouros

Understanding the drivers of international performance for born global firms: an integrated perspective, Stephan Gerschewski, Elizabeth L. Rose, and Valerie J. Lindsay


E-Learning in higher education – opportunities & challenges for Dubai, Theophilus K. Gokah, Namrata Gupta, and Esinath Ndiweni

Service delivery process in the luxury hotel industry in Dubai: a hotelier's perspective, Veronique Gregorec, Prakash Vel, and Collins A. Brobbey

Differences in accounting treatment of Ijarah: a case study of UAE Islamic banks, Namrata Gupta

A survey on twitter sentiment analysis, Hassan Hajipoor, Mehdi Emadi, Masoud Rahgozar, and Farhad Oroumchian

Hardware comparison capturing received signal strength indication (RSSI) for wireless sensors network (WSN), M Jais, P Ehkan, R B. Ahmad, I Ismail, Thennarasan Sabapathy, Muzammil Jusoh, Hasliza Rahim, and Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek


Leadership Development Programs: Investigating the impact of contextual and cultural factors on LDP effectiveness in United Arab Emirates, Amira Amanalla Kamali, Payyazhi Jayashree, and Valerie J. Lindsay

Tweet expansion method for filtering task in twitter, Payam Karisani, Farhad Oroumchian, and Masoud Rahgozar


Barriers and solutions to adopting blended‐learning in private schools for students from low‐income families, Zeenath Reza Khan, Nurun Nahar Huda, and Veena Mulani

Human before the garment : Bangladesh tragedy revisited. Ethical manufacturing or lack thereof in garment manufacturing industry, Zeenath Reza Khan and Gwendolyn Rodrigues

Role of nurse practitioners in reducing cardiovascular risk factors: a retrospective cohort study, Zalika Klemenc-Ketis, Alenka Terbovc, Bostjan Gomiscek, and Janko Kersnik

Assessing sustainability of employee suggestion schemes: a framework, Flevy Lasrado


Role of managerial leadership in promoting quality: Experience from Quality Award winning organization in UAE, Flevy Lasrado


Assessing sustainability of employee suggestion schemes: Cases from the United Arab Emirates, Flevy Lasrado, Mohammed Zaki Arif, and Aftab Haider Rizvi


An analysis of UAE Quality Award Winners : A case study, Flevy Lasrado and Bostjan Gomiscek


A tool to measure maturity of an employee suggestion scheme, Flevy Lasrado and Bostjan Gomiscek


Peak Performance Prism: A conceptual model of people enablers in organisations, Flevy Lasrado and Alison Thirlwall


SME entry into an emerging market: a resource-based and institutional approach, Valerie J. Lindsay, Michel Rod, and Nicholas Ashill


Stabilization of laminated beams with interfacial slip, Assane Lo and Nasser-eddine Tatar

Uniform stability of a laminated beam with structural memory, Assane Lo and Nasser-eddine Tatar


The successful start of implementation of live working and the possible effects on maintenance of distribution network, Viktor Lovrencic, Milos Pantos, Alenka Brezavscek, and Bostjan Gomiscek


Do corporate sustainability practices enhance organizational economic performance?, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, Jens Dahlgaard, Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, and Bostjan Gomiscek


Effect of sustainability-oriented innovation practices on the overall organisational performance: an empirical examination, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, Jens Dahlgaard, Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, and Bostjan Gomiscek

The role of contingency factors on the relationship between sustainability practices and organizational performance, Matjaz Maletic, Damjan Maletic, and Bostjan Gomiscek


The Impact of financial crisis on Islamic and conventional indices of the GCC countries, Hela Miniaoui, Hameedah Syani, and Anissa Chaibi

Evolvement of information security research on employees' behavior: A systematic review and future direction, Mohamed Mohamed AlAskar, Shahper Vodanovich, and Kathy Ning Shen


A re-examination of the finance-growth nexus for the MENA region using static and dynamic panel data, Naeem Muhammad and Abu R. Islam

Financial development and economic growth: an empirical evidence from the GCC countries using static and dynamic panel data, Naeem Muhammad, Abu R. Islam, and Hazem A. Marashdeh

The impact of franchisor support, brand commitment, brand citizenship behavior, and franchisee experience on franchisee-perceived brand image, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo, Margaret J. Matanda, and Michael T. Ewing

Human capital in the Indian IT/BPO industry, Vijay Pereira and Ashish Malik

Indian Entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates, Ganesh N. Prabhu and Arijit Sikdar

Managing institutional differences for international outsourcing success: the case of a small New Zealand manufacturing firm, Revti Raman, Valerie J. Lindsay, and Nikki Everton


Competitiveness of clothing industry based on Porter's diamond model: SAFTA countries, Gwendolyn Rodrigues and Zeenath Reza Khan


The dynamic interactions of growth and depreciation, Ali Saedvandi


Impediment of privacy in the use of clouds by educational institutions, Jawahitha Sarabdeen and Mohamed Mazahir Mohamed Ishak


The impact of cloud computing on information systems agility, MHD Samer Sawas and Mohamed Watfa

Real time EEG compression for energy-aware continous mobile monitoring, Mohamed A. Serhani, Mohamed El Menshawy, Abdelghani Benharref, and Alramzana Nujum Navaz


Determinants of information technology expenditure: a contingent model, Kathy Ning Shen, Mohamed Khalifa, and Valerie J. Lindsay