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Proceedings: amecbss 2016 dubai

ISBN 978-0-9925622-3-6

Proceedings of the
Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2016, Dubai
(in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, USA and ALHOSN University, United Arab Emirates)

City Seasons Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 17-18, 2016

All papers were double-blind reviewed to be accepted for the conference.

Editors
Abu N M Wahid PhD
Carmen Reaiche Amaro PhD
Wahid Murad PhD

© 2016 Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences

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Message from the Conference Chair

Welcome to the Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences (AMECBSS) 2016, Dubai. The key organiser of the conference is Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences, which is devoted to high quality research and publication in business and social sciences.

The Academy, founded by a group of Australian academics is based on the belief that excellence in research and publication is the key to benefiting academics, businesses, society and other relevant stakeholders at local, national, regional and international levels. The Academy works with partners throughout the world and builds networks between research and publication, academic and society, the government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups. It organises international conferences and publishes scholarly research articles in peer reviewed journals and proceedings. The main objective of AMECBSS 2016 is to promote and publish ideas which are important for businesses, societies and economies throughout the world.

The Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences is also proud to be partner with The Journal of Developing Areas. Under the partnership agreement between Tennessee State University and Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences (AABSS) a number of high quality papers from AMECBSS 2016, Dubai will be published in the form of Special Issues of The Journal of Developing Areas. Some papers, which do not meet the requirements of The Journal of Developing Areas, will be published in two AABSS journals: Australian Journal of Business and Social Sciences and Australian Journal of Sustainable Business and Society.

This conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in April 2016 is the fourth gathering of researchers under the banner of the Academy. We welcome researchers from around the world. In this conference, academics from 23 countries representing five continents including North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, The Middle East, The Pacific and Asia have gathered to share their latest research and ideas. Papers presented here in this proceeding cover all areas of business and management as well as a number of other areas in the social sciences. In particular, you will find papers discussing recent trends in Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Education and Social Business. All papers presented here have been through a rigorous blind peer-review process ensuring the highest level of academic quality and relevance.


Stephen Boyle, PhD
Dean, Academic Affairs
Division of Business
University of South Australia
Adelaide, SA, Australia

April 11, 2016

Message from the Editor of The Journal of Developing Areas

On behalf of AABSS and the JDA, I welcome you all to this conference in the great city of Dubai and wish it to be a great success like the others in the past.

Then, I must express my gratitude to Professor Stephen Boyle for his continued support and patronization of this conference. I also thank today’s Keynote speakers Professor Lee Di Milia and Professor Mohammad Kashef for being a part of us in this event.

To all the presenters and participants of this conference, I would like to say that the JDA is a proud partner of this initiative and is committed to quality research and publications. Our partnership and this conference series will continue as long as you respond to our calls. Our next conference will be in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 20-21, 2016, in which I intend to be present. You are cordially invited to participate in that conference and hope to see you there.

As soon as this conference is over, I will directly and personally contact all the presenters whose manuscripts have been accepted for the JDA special issue as Papers and/or Notes. May I assure you that, subject to your cooperation, I would like to publish this special issue within a short period of time.

Here are some of the tips for the authors:

  • As soon as you go home, please incorporate the comments and queries that you may have received while presenting the Papers/Notes.
  • After finishing the draft, please give a spell check and make sure that all spellings are in the American style.
  • As per our new policy, please expand the abstract to 350 - 400 words.
  • Please pay attention to our size limit – including references, Papers and Notes must be in the neighbourhood of 5,000 and 3,500 words respectively.

Wishing you all the best.


Abu N M Wahid, PhD
Managing Editor, The Journal of Developing Areas
Nashville, TN. USA

April 11, 2016

PROGRAM ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Professor Stephen Boyle – University of South Australia, Australia

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
Dr ABM Abdullah – University of South Australia, Australia

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Professor Stephen Boyle – University of South Australia, Australia
Professor Abu N.M. Wahid – Tennessee State University, USA
Dr ABM Abdullah – University of South Australia, Australia
Professor Brian D’Netto – Curtin University, Australia
Dr Carmen Reaiche Amaro - University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr Ezaz Ahmed – Central Queensland University, Australia
Dr Mohammad Muazzem Hossain – American University of Middle East, Kuwait
Dr Wahid Murad – University of South Australia

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Mohammad Kashef, ALHOSN University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Professor Lee Di Milia, Central Queensland University, Australia

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP FACILITATORS
Professor Stephen Boyle – University of South Australia, Australia
Professor Nelson Modeste, Tennessee State University, USA
Dr Carmen Reaiche – University of Adelaide, Australia

SESSION CHAIRS
Dr. Andrews Owusu - Coventry University, UK
Dr. Carmen Joham – The University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr. Damien Arthur – Zayed University, UAE
Dr. Danielle Mincey White - American University in the Emirates, UAE
Dr. Demetrios James Gizelis - Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA
Dr. Djamel Laouisset - ALHOSN University, UAE
Dr. Konrad Gunesch - American University in the Emirates, UAE
Dr. Malek Alsharairi - German Jordanian University, Jordan
Dr. Noore Alam Siddique – Flinders University, Australia
Dr. Samantha Bietsch – American Military University, USA
Dr. Stephen Boyle – University of South Australia
Dr. Warveni Jap - Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Dr. William G. Morrison - Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Dr Robin Hang Luo - ALHOSN University, UAE

BEST PAPER AWARD COMMITTEE
Professor Stephen Boyle – University of South Australia, Australia
Professor Abu N.M. Wahid – Tennessee State University, USA
Dr Carmen Reaiche Amaro – University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr Wahid Murad – University of South Australia, Australia

VENUE AND LOGISTICS
Ms Diah Lesmanawati - City Seasons Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Dr Ezaz Ahmed – Central Queensland University
Dr Wahid Murad – University of South Australia, Australia

ICT AND WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
Mr Khalid Saifullah – Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences, Australia

SECRETARIAL ASSIANT, PHOTOGRAPY AND VIDEO RECORDING
Mr Belal Ahmed – University of South Australia, Australia

AMECBSS 2016 DUBAI CONFERENCE SPONSORS

The Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences thanks the following sponsors for making the AMECBSS 2016, Dubai Conference possible through their generous contributions.