Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS): 18 Volumes

Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS): 18 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ayman Batisha (International Sustainability Institute, Egypt)
ISSN: 2330-3271|EISSN: 2330-328X
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In a world where traditional business practices are reconsidered and economic activity is performed in a global context, new areas of economic developments are recognized as the key enablers of wealth and income production. This knowledge of information technologies provides infrastructures, systems, and services towards sustainable development.

The Practices, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS) Book Series focuses on the local and global challenges, business opportunities, and societal needs surrounding international collaboration and sustainable development of technology. This series brings together academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the progress and proficiency in sustainability.

Topics Covered

  • E-Development
  • Eco-Innovation
  • Environmental informatics
  • Global Business
  • Global Content and Knowledge Repositories
  • Green Technology
  • ICT and knowledge for development
  • Innovation Networks
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Knowledge clusters
  • Outsourcing
  • Socio-Economic
  • Strategic Management of IT
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technological learning

Titles in Series

International Collaboration, Economic Development, and Sustainability in the Arctic
Vasilii Erokhin (Harbin Engineering University, China), Tianming Gao (Harbin Engineering University, China), Xiuhua Zhang (Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 300 pages.
Global interest in the exploration of the Arctic has been growing rapidly. As the Arctic becomes a global resource base and trade corridor between the continents, it...
Impacts of Violent Conflicts on Resource Control and Sustainability
Esther Akumbo Nyam (Plateau State University, Nigeria), Asiru Hameed Tunde (Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2019. 218 pages.
The rise of violent conflicts in developing countries in recent years has attracted concerns from scholars from all fields of study. The significance of the issue ca...
Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability
Kin Wai Michael Siu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), Yin Lin Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2019. 330 pages.
Designers provide creative solutions for user problems and identify the needs of users in a given environment. However, it is often difficult to understand the socia...
Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation
Isabel de Sousa Rosa (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Joana Corte Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ricardo Ribeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ana Mendes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 524 pages.
In a globalizing and expanding world, the need for research centered on analysis, representation, and management of landscape components has become critical. By prov...
Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation
Sofia Idris (Independent Researcher, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2018. 260 pages.
Due to natural factors and human activity, nature has been changing since the beginning of time. As the environment continuously undergoes such transitions, it is ne...
Driving Green Consumerism Through Strategic Sustainability Marketing
Farzana Quoquab (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Ramayah Thurasamy (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Jihad Mohammad (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2018. 301 pages.
The use of environmentally safe products is an emerging and popular trend throughout various industries. Product manufacturing and sales has changed in order to inco...
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in the Renewable Energy Sector
Adrian Dumitru Tantau (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Laurenţiu Cătălin Frăţilă (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2018. 381 pages.
The need for clean sources of energy has increased dramatically as the realities of climate change have begun to effect life on earth. As a result, the demand for pi...
Technological Tools for Value-Based Sustainable Relationships in Health: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mosad Zineldin (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Valentina Vasicheva (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2018. 149 pages.
The reach of technological advances can be found in many aspects of life, including the world of medical and healthcare. It is essential to understand these technolo...
Sustainable Local Energy Planning and Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vangelis Marinakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2017. 171 pages.
It is imperative to promote and maintain sustainability in all areas of the world. By developing effective energy usage frameworks, regional communities can better a...
Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change
Sunil Londhe (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), India)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
The potato is a significant food around the globe in the grand scheme of consumption. However, changes in the Earth’s climate are threatening to negatively impact th...
Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies
M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Thankom Arun (University of Essex, UK), Imran Habib Ahmad (Global Green Growth Institute, South Korea)
Copyright © 2016. 747 pages.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today, as it affects all sectors of life, be it global economics or human rights activism; timely...
Impact of Water Pollution on Human Health and Environmental Sustainability
A. Elaine McKeown (Independent Researcher, USA), George Bugyi (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 422 pages.
Water is at the core of all life on Earth and exists as one of the main components of the human body. Because water is essential to life, addressing water pollution...
Impact of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability
Talia Raphaely (Curtin University, Australia), Dora Marinova (Curtin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 410 pages.
Meat consumption impacts all aspects of human life and humanity’s long-term survival prospects. Despite this knowledge, society continues to ignore the negative impa...
Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics
Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 479 pages.
With a current world population that exceeds seven billion, resource consumption awareness is more important than ever. Investing in sustainable technologies and ren...
Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development
Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA), Helen E. Muga (University of Mount Union, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 800 pages.
Education is a key component for progress in both the developed and developing world. It is imperative that society has access to new strides made in the area of sus...
Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development
Nilanjan Ghosh (Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited, India), Anandajit Goswami (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
Copyright © 2014. 324 pages.
While the effects of climate change become ever more apparent and pressing, the discussion of sustainable practices and environmental protection is a common overture...
E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis
Zacharoula Andreopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Vagis Samathrakis (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), Soulla Louca (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Maro Vlachopoulou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 317 pages.
Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society...
Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management
Gilbert Silvius (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands & Van Aetsveld, The Netherlands), Jennifer Tharp (Mastodon Consulting, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 482 pages.
Although it remains one of the most significant challenges in recent years, companies are beginning to integrate the ideas of sustainability into organized projects...

Editor(s) Biography

Ayman Batisha holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Cairo University. He has been practicing, consulting, training, and researching in Sustainability for over twenty-four years, and he taught graduate courses at Cairo University. He is a certified consultant civil engineer and has published more than 80 research papers and articles focusing on the areas of Sustainability, Environment, Water Knowledge, and Civil Engineering. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability Book Series. He is the founding General Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Sustainability. He has been honored with the first prize for the best research by the League of Arab States. He is a five-time winner of the Certificate of Appreciation; three-times from Ministers of Water Resources, Environment, and Public Works, and two-times from Cairo University, Egypt. He has held the positions of Chairman of the First European Conference of Mining Engineering, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Limnological Review, and member of the editorial board of a number of international journals. He has also served as an International Committee Member for numerous International Conferences.