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Bryan Christiansen, MBA (Education and Training International, Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Hakan Sezerel (Anadolu University, Turkey)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 10, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 8, 2019
Submission Date: October 31, 2019


The collapse of the Soviet Union in December, 1991 led to the creation of five newly independent states in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Each of these states was conquered by Imperial Russia and was later tightly controlled by the USSR. The process of establishing themselves as truly autonomous states has been the central enterprise for these five countries over the past 27 years, an effort which has required expanding the development of the economic, educational, and touristic infrastructures, among others, of each nation. The focus of this publication is on these three aspects given the growing strategic importance of the region. Countries teetering on the brink of political and economic failure such as Afghanistan and Pakistan constitute a fertile breeding ground for all sorts of extremism and must be reinforced to ensure stability and prosperity. Several of those countries can be found in Central Asia; therefore, more must be done to assist them via actions such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), infrastructure development, educational enhancement, technological advancement, and security refinement of border controls.


This Handbook examines three critical aspects of national development, among others, of emerging economies that are not commonly covered in the extant literature on Central Asia. The publication will be a thorough examination of the economic, educational, and touristic development of Central Asia with the goal of strengthening the prosperity and security of this very strategic region that also possesses enormous natural resources such as oil & gas and minerals which are of global interest.

Target Audience

The primary target audience for this publication is established scholars and practitioners with an interest in Central Asia. The secondary target audience is graduate students writing papers or dissertations on the region.

Recommended Topics

  • International Business in Central Asia
  • Educational Systems of Central Asia and Their Development
  • Effects of Globalization in the Region
  • Belt and Road Initiative (China)
  • General Tourism in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Economic Prosperity and Development in Central Asia
  • Securitization
  • Cultural Change in Central Asia
  • Regional Political Economy
  • Technological Advancement and Use
  • Central Asian Legal Systems and Bureaucracy
  • Anti-Corruption Reforms
  • Migration and Social Upheaval
  • Infrastructure Challenges and Development
  • Histories of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Russian Influence in Central Asia
  • Chinese, European Union, and USA Investment in the Region
  • Military Alliances
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism Marketing in Central Asia
  • Ecotourism in the Region
  • Continued Legacy of the Former Soviet Union in Central Asia
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Indigenous Peoples of Central Asia
  • Historical Sites of the Region
  • Economics and Management of Tourism
  • Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources in the Region
  • Human Resource Management in Central Asia
  • New Business Development in the Region
  • Transportation

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 10, 2019, a chapter proposal no more than 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 20, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 8, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Managerial Strategies for Navigating Economic Nationalism. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 
All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 10, 2019 
Full Chapter Submission: July 8, 2019 
Double-Blind Peer Review Process: July 8 - August 22, 2019 
Review Results to Chapter Authors: September 5, 2019 
Revisions From Chapter Authors: October 3, 2019 
Final Acceptance/Rejection Notification to Chapter Authors: October 17, 2019 
All Final Accepted Materials From Chapter Authors: October 31, 2019


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