Future Governments Vol: 7

Melodena Stephens
Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, UAE

Mona Mostafa El-Sholkamy
Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, UAE

Immanuel Azaad Moonesar
Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, UAE

Raed Awamleh
Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government, UAE

Product Details
18 Feb 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
424 pages - 165 x 240mm
Actions and Insights - Middle East North Africa


Governments of today need to be future-oriented. The seismic disruptions in demographics, economic and political upheavals, increasing fragmentation between the haves and have-nots, leap-frog societal transformations, climate change, and technological innovations will be critical drivers impacting the context of how governments operate and function. 

Public sector organizations must be able to deliver services that are affordable, efficient and effective and can compete with the private sector. Governments must not only work towards safeguarding their people and resources, but take a more extensive look at the increasingly inter-connected world. They must work with the private sector and embrace the citizen who is demanding to be included in the decision-making process.  

This volume presents a series of case studies of countries, including the UAE, Germany, Estonia, Iceland, Finland, Chile and China, and their experiments with policy under five broad themes: government foresight, future orientation, regulatory reforms & strategy, the happiness agenda and the sharing economy. Each case, written by a leading expert in the field, presents the challenges and opportunities of the future and will provide key insights that will support policy makers, strategists and decision makers in mapping out their plans for tomorrow.
Chapter 1. Perspective: Future Disruptive Governments - Catching up with technological advancements & new horizons; Melodena Stephens and Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahayan with contributions from Christopher M. Schroeder 
Section I. Government Foresight 
Chapter 2. Perspective: UAE Future Government: The Emerging Pillars; Raed Awamleh 
Chapter 3. Industrie 4.0: From Concept to New Reality; Asha-Maria Sharma 
Chapter 4. Determinants of Soft Power: The Case of United Arab Emirates; Fatima Al Zaabi and Raed Awamleh 
Chapter 5. Kickstarting International Entrepreneurship: Start-up Chile Version 3.0; Melodena Stephens 
Section II. Future Orientation 
Chapter 6. Perspective: Reforming Policies on Refuge for Refugee; Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahayan and Melodena Stephens 
Chapter 7. Government Innovation & Creativity: A Case of Dubai; Immanuel Azaad Moonesar, Melodena Stephens, Mark Batey and David J. Hughes  
Chapter 8. Building Blocks for Sustainable Public Private Partnerships in Smart Dubai; Racquel Warner and Scott Fargher 
Section III. Regulatory Reforms & Strategy 
Chapter 9. Perspective Fiscal Policy Reforms for the Future; Mona Mostafa El-Sholkamy 
Chapter 10. Electronic Health Record Management: Dubai Health Authority's Project 'Salama'; Ala'a Atallah Othman and Immanuel Azaad Moonesar 
Chapter 11. Organisational Culture, Leadership and Performance in Dubai Municipality; Amna Ahmad Al Suwaidi and Mohammad Habibur Rahman 
Chapter 12. The Dubai Statistics Centre: Innovation Management and Business Process Reform; Mona El-Sholkamy and Tara Fischbach 
Section IV. The Happiness Agenda 
Chapter 13. Perspective: The Digital Economy Will Need Flexible Social Security; Ville-Veikko Pulkka & Olli Kangas 
Chapter 14. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority: Innovation in Human Resource Management and People's Happiness; Mona El-Sholkamy and Tara Fischbach 
Chapter 15. Building a Happy City: The Case of Smart Dubai's Happiness; Lama Zakzak and Fadi Salem  
Chapter 16. Impact of the use of Twitter on social and academic behavior of University Students; Shaikha Al Jasmi & Raed Awamleh 
Chapter 17. Perspective: Iceland Succeeds at Preventing Teenage Substance Use; Harvey B. Milkman and Gudberg K. Jonsson
Section V. The Sharing economy 
Chapter 18. Perspective: The Future of Government: Navigating Legislation in the Sharing Economy; Mark Esposito 
Chapter 19. Careem: Taking a Local Problem-Solving Approach to the Sharing Economy; Melodena Stephens 
Chapter 20. Supporting Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurship - The C3 Social Impact Assessment Program in 2017; Guy Burton, Anna-Lisa Goggs and Medea Nocentini
Melodena Stephens is Professor of Innovation Management, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). She was one of the first female Indian deans for a German University, Karlshochschule International University, and the founder of Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa Chapter. She consults and researches in the field of strategy, specifically impact valuation, startup scaling and place branding. 
Mona Mostafa El-Sholkamy is an Assistant Professor at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). El-Sholkamy has affiliations with the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network, Harvard Business School; Public Policy and Administration alumni board of the American University in Cairo and the Global Development network. Her research interests are Public Administration, Foreign Aid Management, Sustainable Development, Macroeconomic Policy reform, among others. 
Immanuel Azaad Moonesar is the Assistant Professor of Health Policy at MBRSG with research interests in public policy, international business policy, healthcare management & leadership, maternal & child health, nutrition, and quality management. He is the President of the Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa Chapter. He has published in over 85 publications. 
Raed Awamleh is the Dean of Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government, Professor of Management. Previously he has held the roles of Campus Director and Pro Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University's (UK) and Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Wollongong (Australia) in Dubai. He consults and publishes in the fields of leadership and strategy.

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