Advisory Board

Prof. W Paul Davies, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Royal Agricultural University, UK
Prof. W Paul DaviesPaul Davies is Professor of Agricultural Systems and previously graduated from the universities of Wales; Exeter and East Anglia in the UK with degrees in agriculture; agricultural botany; crop protection and post-harvest biology. His broad teaching and research interests include crop technology; sustainable agricultural systems development and food chain management. He has published extensively in textbooks; scientific journals and professional magazines. He is a Visiting Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina; in Crop Production Systems at the University of Agriculture in Prague, in the Czech Republic, and at Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Harbin in China. Paul previously worked in the food and agrochemical industries, as well as in agriculture and education. He is an elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Biologists; the Royal Agricultural Society; the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and Churchill Association in the UK. Professor Davies is a past-Director of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA); a member of the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) Safety Committee and Vice-President of the Commonwealth Association of Agricultural Science Societies. Paul is an Advisory Board Member of the Bio-ERA Company; past Board Member of the GFA-RACE consultancy company and a current member of the UK ‘Agri-food and Technologies Export Group’. Paul has worked extensively overseas on agriculture and agribusiness development projects, particularly since 1980 in South East Asia.
Prof. Sonny Nwankwo, Provost, Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigeria
Sonny NwankwoPrior to moving to Nigeria, Sonny Nwankwo was a Professor of Marketing and Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business within East London Business School, University of East London, UK. Chartered Marketer and developed his research specialism in consumer studies, more specifically, consumerism and strategic customer management under conditions of market failure. His current research, however, is driven by a desire to extend the normative boundaries of Marketing while simultaneously seeking new ways of bringing theory and practice into practicable conjunction. In this regard, he reaches out beyond the intellectual confines of Marketing to the broader management realism of our contemporary world. Of special interests are strategic challenges relating to multiculturalism, entrepreneurship (with emphasis on ethnic minority contexts), nations and organizations in transitions (African contexts in particular). He is widely published and a recipient of the ANBAR Citation of Excellence for Highest Quality Rating for published work. Professor Nwankwo serves on the Editorial Review Board of 8 journals in Marketing and International Business. His professional affiliations include: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, External Assessor and Visiting Professor at universities in Africa, Australia, UK and USA and President of the International Academy of African Business and Development. Prior to entering academia, he was a manager in the telecommunications industry.
Prof. Ronald W McQuaid, University of Stirling, UK
Ronald McQuaidProf. McQuaid is Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Stirling. His has a BA(Hons) from Lancaster University and an MSc(Econ) with distinction from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Harvard University. He has carried out work for many regional, national and supra-national bodies such as the European Commission, UK and Scottish Governments, UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and various agencies and employers in the fields of employment, unemployment and economic development. He has written over 80 academic publications as well as many reports on employment and related issues.
Prof. Pranav N. Desai, Chair Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
pndesaiPranav N. Desai is Professor, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU and is engaged in teaching analysis in science and technology policy and technology futures analysis. He received his PhD in science policy studies in 1985 from JNU and has conducted research in diverse areas of science policy including emerging technologies, intellectual property rights, energy and environment-related issues. He specializes in science, technology and international affairs. Some of his publications include Science, Technology and International Cooperation (1997, New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications) and Science, Technology, Coastal Zone Management and Policy (2003, New Delhi: Allied Publisher).
Prof. Michael Busler, Richard Stockton University, USA
BUSLERDr. Michael Busler is a Professor of Finance, Finance Track Coordinator and a Fellow at the William J, Hughes Center for Public Policy at Richard Stockton University. He teaches undergraduate courses in Finance and Game Theory as well as Managerial Economics and Corporate Finance in the MBA Program. He has been published in 15 different academic journals and has presented his research in fourteen countries In addition he has worked as a Financial Analyst for Ford Motor Company and FMC Corporation and has been an entrepreneur having owned several businesses mostly in the Real Estate development field. He earned his Doctorate at Drexel University.
Prof. Lynette Louw, Head of Management, Rhodes University, South Africa
Prof. LouwProfessor Lynette Louw is Raymond Ackerman Chair of Management, Department of Management and the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Commerce at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She was the Chairperson of the Research, Technology and Innovation Committee in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She was the Vice President: Public Relations, and Finance as well as the previous Chairperson: Commission on Socio-economic Development and Trade of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development). She was the Chairperson for an International Conference on Trade and Investment in South Africa, 2005; the Finance Chair for the ICTe Africa 2006 conference in Nairobi, Kenya, 17-21 May 2006 and committee member of the Europe-Africa summit to be held in Hamburg, Germany in April 2008. Lynette was also a member of the MBA Higher Education Quality Committee for Council on Higher Education in South Africa (2003-2004). She is a member of the Southern Africa Institute for Management Scientists (SAIMS) and an honorary member of the Golden Keys Awards Society in recognition for national and international community/business contribution. She also has experience of being a Board member to various institutions, such as the Amatola Water Board. Lynette’s work experience comprises of 26 years lecturing at academic institutions and three years’ experience in business. International experience includes lecturing at the Fachbereich Wirtschaft, the University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and guest lecturer at University of Utrecht (Netherlands), University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrueck and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in Shanghai (China). Currently an external moderator for Makarere University, Kampala in Uganda (2005-2007). She obtained her Baccalaureus Commercii Honoures Cum Laude and Magister Commercii Cum Laude in Business Management and her Doctor Commercii (Business Management) at the University of Port Elizabeth. Her areas of speciality include Strategic management, International management, Management/Organisational Behaviour, and Cross-cultural management. She has received merit awards for outstanding performance, research merit awards (2001-2003), and one of the University of Port Elizabeth’s top twenty researchers in 2003. In 2004 she received the research merit award for Business Management at the Port Elizabeth Technikon. She is also on the editorial board of rated national and international journals and is a co-author of a text book on Management: A South African perspective 1st to 4th editions and co-author of a chapter in the book on Management and change in Africa: A cross-cultural perspective. A new book in Strategic Management: Developing sustainability in the Southern Africa which is a co-author and main editor has recently been published.
Prof. John Adams, Head Department of Economics, British University in Egypt, Egypt
Prof. AdamsProf. John Adams is the Head of the Department of Economics within the Faculty at BUE and took up the post in January 2011. He has supervised 22 PhD theses, 3 MPhil theses and examined numerous PhD students in Universities in the UK. He has published 41 research papers in UK national and international academic Journals, 4 textbooks in Economics and Research Methods (2 in Mandarin) and is a Visiting Professor at three Universities in China. Until December 2010 Professor Adams was Director of the China Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University engaging in joint research with Chinese academics and Government organizations. He has presented research work in economics at 36 national and international conferences and has won 12 research grants from a variety of research bodies in the UK, China and elsewhere. He has been external examiner for Masters degrees in Economics at five UK Universities and undergraduate level in Finance in Hong Kong. In 2008 he was appointed the Economic Policy Adviser to Age Scotland. He has also acted as an economic consultant to numerous public and private sector organizations. Professor Adams is a founding member of the International Institute for Investment Promotion (IIIP) based in Switzerland which provides consultancy, research and business services to Investment Promotion agencies worldwide. In 2008 he was invited to give a Public Lecture at the London School of Economics on China’s economic progress and has also been invited to give talks at the Bahrain SME society, the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Bank of Mauritius. In November 2010 he was privileged to take part at an invitation only conference on Public Sector Reform hosted by the Government of Hong Kong. Professor Adams has taught economics at under and postgraduate level in South Africa, Mauritius, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland and the UK. He has also led the design and implementation of three new programmes in Economics in addition to co-designing programmes in Local Economic Development, Financial Services and Transport Planning. He has supervised numerous Masters theses in economics, economic development and marketing and his primary research interests are in the fields of economic development, SME exports and investment promotion.
Prof. Janet Druker, University of Westminister, UK
Prof. DrukerJanet Druker is a Professor of Human Resource Management, at the University of Westminster, London, supporting research development within the Business School. Her most recent full-time post was as Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University where she was based from 2005 until December 2010, leading research across the University. Previously employed at the Universities of Greenwich and East London (where she was Head of the Business School), she is a specialist in human resource management with interests in work, employment and reward management and has published widely within these areas. Recent research has been concerned with management of people on major construction projects, looking at the London 2012 Olympics.
Prof. Geoffrey Oldham, Former Chairman United Nations Committee on Science and Technology for Development, UK
jeoffrey_oldhamProf. Oldham is an Honorary Professor with SPRU at the University of Sussex, UK. Prof. Oldham trained as a geophysicist and spent several years in the exploration research laboratories of Standard Oil Company of California. He left the oil company to accept a Fellowship which enabled him to study the Chinese language and to initiate a review of science and technology policy in several Asian countries. After a year with the Scientific Directorate of OECD he helped start the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex and was its Director from 1980 to 1992. He was also a member of the team which designed and drafted the Act of the Canadian Parliament which established the International Development Research Centre. He directed the Centre’s Science and Technology Policy Programme for ten years and served as Science Adviser to the President of IDRC from 1992 to 1996. Prof. Oldham has served on numerous science and technology policy advisory bodies. He was a member of the Hong Kong Committee for Scientific Co-ordination and represented Hong Kong at the 1963 UN conference on Science and Technology for Development. He was chairman of the UN Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development and the UK delegate to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development. He chaired the Commission’s working groups on Gender and Science and Technology, and on Information Technologies and Development. He has continued to be a member of the Commission’s Gender Advisory Board. He also served on the WHO’s Advisory Committee on Health Research. He participated in the IDRC science and technology reviews of South Africa, China, and Vietnam. He was also a member of the international panel appointed to review ICSU in 1996. Although Prof. Oldham has worked in many developing countries his main interest has been with science and technology development in China. He was an adviser to that country’s Minister of Science and Technology from 1997 to 2000.
Prof. Douglas A. Hensler, Provost, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
HenslerDr. Hensler serves as the Provost of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Prior to his current position, he has served as dean of two AACSB accredited business schools at California State University, Fresno and at Wichita State University, and as W. Edwards Deming Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Prof. David Newton, Royal Agricultural University, UK
david newtonProfessor Newton is a Visiting Professor of Business Strategy at the Royal Agricultural University where he was previously Dean of the Business School and Vice Principal of the College. He also teaches at the Open University Business School, Oxford Brookes University and Hartpury College (a college of UWE). Formerly he tutored at the universities of Leeds, Teesside and Bradford. Since 1996, he has run his own educational and management consultancy firm; his clients include the World Bank, various European Union and national government departments, the British Council, Price Waterhouse, Barclays Bank, the UK Association of Colleges, and a number of UK and international universities and colleges. He has a wide range of research interests and publications currently focussing upon international business strategy in the agribusiness sector, international trade, market entry strategies, organisational structures, international investment and the operation of the multinational corporation.
Prof. Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA
baProf. Beverlee B. Anderson first bachelor’s degree focused on logistics and transportation, followed by a degree in comprehensive business education. After positions in the television industry and airline industry, Dr. Anderson received her MBA and Ph.D. in marketing from The Ohio State University. She currently serves as Professor of Business and Marketing at California State University San Marcos. Previously she held academic administrative positions as Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean of the College of Business at two Universities and Associate Vice President. She held faculty positions at University of Wisconsin, Wright State University, University of Cincinnati and the University of Kansas. Active in many professional organizations including academic accrediting organizations, Dr. Anderson served on the Boards of the Academy of Marketing Science, Association for Consumer Research, Financial Executives International and is past president of the Marketing Educators Association. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and manuscripts focused on cross-cultural and cross disciplinary business topics. While at Wright State, Dr. Anderson moderated a Public Broadcasting TV show, “It’s Your Money.”
Prof. Amer Al-Roubaie, Dean College of Business & Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain
amer al roubaieProfessor Amer Al-Roubaie teaches Economics and currently the Dean of the Colege of Business and Finance at Ahlia University, Bahrain. He holds Ph.D. degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal Canada. His main area of research is in the field of economic development and international economics. Recently, Professor Al-Roubaie along with Professor Shafiq Alvi edited 4 volume set titled Islamic Banking and Finance published by Routledge. Al-Roubaie latest book titled Globalization of Knowledge published in 2011.
His Excellency John Chrysostom Alintuma Nsambu, High Commissioner of Uganda in Canada
John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom Alintuma Nsambu is a member of the Ugandan Parliament. He joined Parliament in 2001 just two months after graduating with his MA in Political Science at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. After five years of Parliamentary work, Nsambu ran again for Parliament and was re-elected in 2006. In June of the same year, Nsambu was nominated by His Excellency the President of Uganda to serve in his cabinet as the State Minister of ICT, which is his current position. Born in 1973, Nsambu is the youngest cabinet member in Uganda’s history. Throughout his political carrier, Nsambu has been a strong advocate for the integration of ICT in Education. Through Microsoft employees, individuals and US schools he has enabled over 460 schools with computer labs that include educational software. He believes that school children must have access to computer technology in order for Africa to advance and have a strong hold in the technology-driven global market. The first step will be to teach Ugandan school children how to use the keyboard and hold the mouse, and from there Uganda’s ICT aspirations can grow. For this reason, Nsambu has been working hard to introduce appropriate technologies which can adapt to the electrical power problems in Uganda. Through his efforts, solar and battery powered PCs have already reached Ugandan communities and can be used in any part of the country. Currently, Nsambu is spearheading a project code-named “A laptop for every one initiative”. The project, expected to cost one US billion dollars, started in March and 300,000 members of the Public Service in Uganda are the initial recipients. Laptops, which normally cost $ 1,200, only cost Ugandan citizens $500 payable in four years. Nsambu’s passion is to provide access to affordable hardware for every citizen in his country.
Honourable Dr. Gale Tracy Christiane Rigobert, Leader of the Opposition, Saint Lucia
GALEDr. Gale Rigobert hails from the Eastern village of Micoud. She credits her holistic appreciation for life to her well-rounded upbringing and in particular the time spent on her dad’s farm. Her early education was at the Micoud Infant and Primary schools, followed by attendance at St. Joseph’s Convent. She then moved to the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. Her first degree in Government was attained at the University of the West Indies (UWI), graduating with First Class Honours. In 1996, she was awarded a Swiss Scholarship which allowed her to pursue a post graduate Diploma in International Relations at the Institute of International Relations, UWI, St. Augustine. In 1997 she won a national Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship which afforded her the distinguished opportunity to pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Relations at the University of Cambridge. After her graduation from Cambridge University she worked in the private sector in the UK as an applications developer and business consultant. In 2002 she returned to UWI, St. Augustine, where she lectured in Government and International Relations. She has also lectured at the University of Sussex in England, Anton de Kom University in Suriname. She has participated in conferences in the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe, covering diverse topics such as Globalization, empowerment of women, technology and development in small island states, foreign policy and national security. In 2011, while on secondment to the Government of Saint Lucia, she got the opportunity of a lifetime to pursue one of her greatest dreams: to enter elective politics. In the November 2011 elections, she emerged victorious in a three way fight. She is now the Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North. In July 2013 she was elected one of two deputy political leaders of the United Workers Party. In February 2014 she became the first female leader of the Parliamentary Opposition. Dr. Rigobert’s academic writings include Bridging the Digital Divide? Prospects for Caribbean Development in the New Techno-economic Paradigm. Her other publications include: 1. ‘The Digital Divide: A new imperialism?’ In Globalization and Governance: Essays on the Challenges for Small States. Edited by Ann Marie Bissessar. McFarland & Company, USA. December 2004. 3. ‘ICTs and the Digital Divide: What Prospects for the Caribbean?’ In Size, Power and Development in the Emerging World Order: Caribbean Perspectives. Edited by Ramesh Ramsaran. Lexicon Trinidad Limited, San Juan, 2006. 4. ‘The Caribbean in the Changing Global Political Economy’. In CARICOM: Policy Options for International Engagement. Edited by Kenneth O. Hall and Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang. Ian Randle Publishers, Miami, 2010. Dr. Rigobert has a passion for empowering people. She continues to raise awareness of the challenges of single parents; unemployed youth and women in particular. She remains committed to transforming lives, serving with unwavering dedication and compassion.
Dr. Adil Dafa’Alla, Airbus UK Ltd, UK
AdilDr. Adil A. Dafa’Alla (Ph.D; C.Eng.; EurIng) has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1981. He then did his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in England, where he was awarded his Ph.D degree in 1988. Currently, Dr. Dafa’Alla is a specialist member of the Aero Data for Loads Group at Airbus UK Ltd. Prior to his employment at Airbus in 1996, Dr. Dafa’Alla has a vast academic and industrial experience. As part of his quest for continuous development, Dr. Dafa’Alla has become a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.). The C.Eng. Designation is granted by the British Engineering Council, and recognised worldwide. It is a proof of high standard of professional experience and conduct. Dr. Dafa’Alla followed that up to become EurIng, the European sister of the C.Eng., granted by the European Federation of the National Engineering Associations (FEANI). His current research interest covers aircraft safety aspect as well as airport capacity planning issues. His research activities are reported in a number of journals and conference papers in addition to many technical reports. Coming from a Sudanese background, Dr. Dafa’Alla also has a special interest in topics related to sustainable development in Africa. He is an active member of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Associate Editor of the Journal of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (WRSTSD) since its inception in 2003.
Dr. Vikram Murthy, Director, Academy for Collaborative Futures, Australia & New Zealand
vpm 2011Vikram Murthy is the founding Director of the Academy for Collaborative Futures ( Australia and New Zealand, and Associate Professor (adj) College of Business, Massey University, New Zealand. A pracademic with over thirty years of global experience in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UAE and Oman (where his companies were the first technology IPOs in the Muscat Stock Exchange), he has worked with organisations to underwrite their growth and profitability, and with people to catalyse their professional renewal and personal transformation. Vikram has been Director of Collaborative Networks and Associate Professor (adj) AUT University New Zealand, Senior Fellow (adj) Waikato University New Zealand, and visiting overseas faculty BITS University India. He has a Bachelor (Honours) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Management. He has written extensively about the Ensemble Leadership Repertoire (ELR) ™ including a book in 2009, “Please don’t stop the music: An ensemble leadership repertoire for productive sustainability, and strategic innovation in uncertain times” and a number of academic journal articles and book chapters thereafter. He speaks regularly at industry, practitioner and academic conferences and gatherings across the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. Siham El-Kafafi, Director of Research, ICL Business School, Auckland, New Zealand
seDr Siham El-Kafafi is the Director of Research and Senior Lecturer for the Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation at ICL Business School, Auckland, New Zealand. Besides being an academic for the past 16 years, she also does consultancy work through her private company Arrows Research Consultancy Limited. Siham’s focus is integrating business disciplines in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary context through entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. She is a highly effective communicator, experienced in research mentoring and coaching, knowledgeable in her field, passionate about people development and their lifelong learning experience. Siham holds a PhD from The University of Waikato, a Masters in Adult Literacy and numeracy Education from Auckland University of Technology, a Masters of Public Administration from the American University in Cairo and Bachelors of Art in English Literature with Honours from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Moazzem Hossain, Associate Professor, Griffith University, Australia
moazzem_hossainMoazzem is an associate professor at Griffith Business School in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies. He has published numerous articles, book chapters and 6 volumes with the UK based international publishing houses Routledge and Edward Elgar over the last 15 years. His current work focuses on future development issues of Asia in the era of global warming and uncertainty. Prior to joining Griffith, he worked for the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Moazzem holds a Master of Agricultural Development Economics from the Australian National University and a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Western Australia.
Dr. Ihab Tewfik, University of Westminster, UK
ihab_tewfik2Ihab Tewfik is the Course Leader for BSc. (Honours) Human Nutrition, Life Sciences Department, University of Westminster. He graduated in nutritional biochemistry University of Alexandria and completed his Master and Doctorate in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Department, University of Alexandria. He also holds PhD from London South Bank University. He is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) and has been appointed by The Association for Nutrition as ‘Accreditation Assessor-Panel’. He is a renowned specialist in international public health intervention and serves on a number of editorial boards including Nutrition Bulletin (British Nutrition Foundation – last 10 years), Nutrition and Health, UK, the World Journal for Science Technology and Sustainable Development (WRSTSD), the International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East & North Africa (IJIKMMENA) and as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health – UK. Dr Tewfik is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy-UK with 20 years teaching and research experience in higher education and has been involved in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate public health nutrition programmes in UK and many overseas universities. Ihab’s teaching and research focuses on the relationship between the obesogenic environment and health outcomes of individual and population. His work embraces the effects of nutritional exposure during childhood and risk factors for later non-communicable diseases (NCDs) especially in developing countries experiencing economic and nutritional transition. Ihab’s research includes population interventions to improve opportunity for health during early life, and methods for the scaling-up intervention programmes to achieve community level impact. He has delivered numerous keynote lectures at national and international conferences on the nutrition transition and the rise of diabetes and NCDs in developing countries. Ihab has been at the forefront of promoting international public health intervention programmes and in particular among vulnerable group. His current public health nutrition intervention is to delay the progression of HIV to AIDS among people living with HIV in Nigeria. As Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH), Ihab’s international research agenda expanded to 11 research projects with UNICEF-UN in aspects of public health nutrition intervention. Nationally, he has carried out three Food Standards Agency (FSA) projects on food safety and one on Biomarkers for predicting breast radiotherapy induced side-effect funded by the National Cancer Research Institute – UK. Ihab has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals. Ihab has worked as international consultant to support capacity building for healthcare workforces in developing countries and has participated in training activities in Africa and Asia. He is a regular invited speaker on several workshops, CPD and short-training courses and he is key team member to develop international public health education programmes to communicate relevant competencies. Ihab is collaborating with many universities in UK, EU, Middle East. Asia and Africa, on aspects related to knowledge exchange and public health nutrition intervention programmes that employ dietary diversification and behavioral modification approaches. Between 1992 and 2010 he was also instrumental in developing the public health nutrition programme at the University of Alexandria, where he fulfilled Associate Professorship at the department of Nutrition.
Dr. Hanadi M. Al-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait
hanadaDr. Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki is an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University. She teaches management courses for undergraduates and graduates. She has published scientific articles in many academic journals, and one book, and has presented her research papers in many countries. Dr AL-Mubaraki is the recipient of several international awards and medals for her contribution to International Scientific Research International Peace Prize–UN for Achievement and Masters Degree Honour Medal 1996–Kuwait University from HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait. Dr AL-Mubaraki serves on the Editorial Board of international journals. She has substantial experience in research entrepreneurship in D.C., Economic Development, Incubators, innovation and S.D.