Bryan Christiansen, MBA (Education and Training International, Kazakhstan) Dr. Hakan Sezerel (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 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.
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.
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
Cultural Change in Central Asia
Regional Political Economy
Technological Advancement and Use
Central Asian Legal Systems and Bureaucracy
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
Tourism Marketing in Central Asia
Ecotourism in the Region
Continued Legacy of the Former Soviet Union in Central Asia
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
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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.
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