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Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation

Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility—Volume 1

Proceedings of the 2nd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference, AUEIRC'18 – Dubai, UAE 2018

Editors: Mateev, Miroslav, Nightingale, Jennifer (Eds.)

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The book presents high-quality research papers presented at the 2nd American University in the Emirates International research conference, AUEIRC'18, organized by the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, held on November 13th-15th, 2018. The book is broadly divided into four sections: Sustainability and Smart Technology, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Human Security and Legislation, Sustainability and Education. The topics covered under these sections are sustainable smart technology such as developing green curriculum for information technology, use ultrasonic velocity to predict quality of wheat, improve security features for visa system, factors affecting the cost of production of electricity and desalination plants, impact of smart traffic sensing in smart cities, smart healthcare system, simulation of Grey wolf optimization algorithm in painting digital forensics. The topics covered for sustainability and creative industries such as sustainable concrete production, multimedia applications in digital transformation art, integrating biomimicry principles in sustainable architecture. Sustainability, human security and legislation covered topics of urban performance and sustainable environment, Eco-certification as response on climate change, the criminal offence of tax evasion in law: case study, skills engineering in sustainable counter defense against Cyber extremism, the international law and challenges of trans-boundary water resources governance, the legal status of nuclear energy: case study, sustainable energy development and nuclear energy legislation in UAE, corruption specific safety challenge, environmental management and sustainability, sustainable farming models for desert agro-ecosystems, future directions of climate change, earth and built environment towards new concept of sustainability, institution building from emotional intelligence perspective, virtue ethics, technology and sustainability, the role of humor in a sustainable education, HEIs practices and strategic decisions toward planning for sustainable education programs, TQM in higher education for sustainable future. The papers in this book present high-quality original research work, findings and practical development experiences.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Miroslav MateevA Vice President for Research and Advancement at the American University in the Emirates.  His research area includes corporate finance, company valuation, investment and portfolio management, global financial markets, mergers and acquisitions, bank performance and risk taking. Dr Mateev holds two doctoral degrees – PhD in Industrial Management and Doctor of Economic Sciences in Finance, from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Prof. Mateev interest for teaching was conceived 20 years ago during his MSc. Degree study in International Finance at London Business School in the UK. He also specialized at Harvard Business School where he focused on case writing and case teaching as part of his teaching methodology. Dr Mateev has published five textbooks and more than 100 papers in the areas of corporate finance and risk management, emerging economies, foreign direct investment M&A, bank regulation and ownership. Prior to working at AUE, Dr Mateev taught at the American University in Bulgaria and the University of Maine Business School.  Dr. Mateev is actively engaged in public and private sector consulting in the areas of foreign investment, corporate restructuring, project management and SME development.
Assoc.Prof. Jennifer Nightingale
An Associate Professor of Information Systems and the Assessment Coordinator at Slippery Rock University (SRU), Slippery Rock, PA USA.  Her research areas include ethical and societal issues regarding the use of technology, instructional technology and using technology as a teaching tool within business courses, enterprise resource planning, and the impact of instructional technologies on student learning. Dr. Nightingale has published over 30 journal and conference articles and her work has appeared in Journal of Business, Economics and Technology, Journal of Integrated Enterprise Systems, International Journal of Education Research, and Business and Society Review. Additionally, she has co-authored eight textbooks on Microsoft Access and Excel.  Dr. Nightingale has spent 20 years teaching in higher education. Prior to teaching at SRU, she taught at Duquesne University School of Business. Before entering academia and higher education, she spent 15 years in industry with a focus in management, marketing, sales, and training for companies such as Enterprise Rent-a-car and The Limited Corporation. Dr. Nightingale is actively involved in community outreach as well as helping students obtain the CAPM certification.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)
  • A 10-Step Design Process for Architectural Design Studios

    Pages 1-11

    Abdelhamid, Tarek Galal

  • A Design Chart to Determine the Sizing of Vertical Windows for Daylighting

    Pages 13-22

    Saifelnasr, Shady Shawky

  • An Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility and Role of Intermediaries for Value-Added Services

    Pages 23-34

    Darville, Jeffrey (et al.)

  • An Overview of Bahrain’s Microenterprises Role in Eliminating Unemployment

    Pages 35-41

    Alawsi, Husham

  • Assessing Crop Yield and Risk: A New Method for Calculating Insurance Based on Rainfall

    Pages 43-60

    Capitanio, Fabian (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32922-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32921-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility—Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 2nd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference, AUEIRC'18 – Dubai, UAE 2018
Editors
  • Miroslav Mateev
  • Jennifer Nightingale
Series Title
Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32922-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32922-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32921-1
Series ISSN
2522-8714
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 323
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
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