Mustafa Al Tekreeti | American University of Sharjah

Tracking the Commitment to Sustainable Development Decisions

Mustafa Al Tekreeti

College of Engineering
PhD in Engineering - Engineering Systems Management

Mustafa Al Tekreeti’s research provides organizational leaders with an effective mechanism for tracking commitment to sustainable development-related decisions, and how these decisions are ultimately executed at the corporate level.  

Organizational leaders are under tremendous pressure to make decisions that not only consider a wide range of variables but also satisfy the complex and intertwined maxims of sustainable development in their organizations. These maxims, when adhered to, should dictate organizational policy, shape short- and long-term corporate goals, influence leadership decisions, and set the tone for programs and projects to enhance the triple bottom line. 

However, while several support systems have been developed to address decision-making in different industries and corporate structures, these systems tend to focus on the initial process and the relevance of the decisions to the corporate business strategy. Yet, without a well-developed commitment tracking system, corporate leaders are unable to effectively track and assess their organization’s commitment to sustainability goals down the line and therefore truly assess their projects’ success.

Under the supervision of Dr. Salwa Beheiry and Dr. Vian Ahmed, Mustafa has successfully developed a new mechanism to track corporate commitment to sustainable development-related leadership decisions, including a holistic framework and Sustainable Development Commitment Tracking Tool. In addition, he has created a user interface apparatus to facilitate the tool’s application in public entities and private corporations alike. Through an infrastructure project case study, Mustafa has highlighted the knowledge gaps in organizational structures and their execution of capital projects and has emphasized the hurdles to these leadership decisions permeating down the lines of command. 

His first related publication in a series of journal articles was published in the highly indexed Sustainability Journal in May this year.

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