UAEU CBE Economics and Accounting students took part in the Fifth United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition (URC), held under the patronage of the Minister of Education, His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, at Abu Dhabi University on the 8th May, 2017.
The national-level competition, organized annually, is aimed at promoting scientific research among undergraduate students in universities across the UAE.
Economics students Mouza Al Neyadi, Huda Al Qanaei, Maitha Al Qemzi (pictured) and Ashwaq Jassim, supervised and accompanied by Dr Emilie Rutledge, presented their research paper, Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Entrepreneurs in the UAE, during the competition.
The students carried out a survey on a sample of young UAE entrepreneurs as part of their project for the Research Methods in Economics course, taught by Dr Emilie Rutledge.
Accounting student Yousif Ahmad presented, on behalf of his team colleagues, Ahmad Alkassem and Bader Alkaabi, their research paper, Abu Dhabi Environment Vision 2030 and Environmental Disclosure, about environmental disclosure by UAE firms. The SURE 2016 funded study was supervised by Dr Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud.
The findings were published in an article in the National newspaper, in which Hawkama Institute of Corporate Governance Chief Executive Dr Ashraf Gamal is quoted as saying, “It is certainly pleasantly surprising that some of the non-listed companies, particularly the state-owned ones, are more forthcoming on their disclosures on environmental performance.”