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.

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Papers from 2014

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Practical ABC intelligence solution for Quadratic Assignment Problems, Golnar Behzadi and Balan Sundarakani

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Novel cloud and SOA-based framework for E-health monitoring using wireless biosensors, Abdelghani Benharref and Mohamed Adel Serhani

A comparison of ethical perceptions of earnings-management practices - MENA region and USA, Leonie Jooste

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Nurturing capable employees, 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

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

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

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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

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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 anxities 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

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

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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

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Differentiated assessment activities: customising to support learning, Swapna Koshy

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

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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

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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

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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

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Attendance, performance and culture - experience of the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, 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

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

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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

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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

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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, and Omar Ayyash

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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MEME 2012: Introduction and Table of Contents, Alma Kadragic