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The main purpose of this book is to determine the impact of high-performance work practices manifested as training, selective staffing, participation and teamwork on service sabotage. Selective staffing, training, participation and teamwork are among the most important human resource practices for customer-contact employees in the hospitality industry. Their simultaneous presence is expected to lessen frontline staffs' being involved in service sabotage. The negative and significant relation between the abovementioned human resource practices is explained and justified by Signaling theory. Through quantitative method, judgmental sample of 180 frontline hotel employees in four and five-star hotels in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was chosen. The results proved that the presence of the indicators of human resource practices, namely selective staffing, training, participation and teamwork mitigates the level of service sabotage among frontline staffs. Therefore, all proposed hypotheses received support from the empirical data. That is to say, management of hospitality industry should apply these practices and strategies to decrease employees' tendency towards such deviant and negative behavior.
"Like David, I am battling against a Goliath that has almost immeasurable means and powerful allies. I don´t think I can win, I just want to be heard. No dictatorship lasts forever, and if my contribution can sooner or later bring about its downfall, then I will have achieved what I set out to do." The man waging this unequal war is Viktor Khrapunov. He used to be mayor of Almaty, Kazakhstan´s largest city, and the country´s Energy Minister before he was forced into exile. From Switzerland, where he now lives with his family, he brings charges against the rule of Nursultan Nazarbayev, which will soon reach its twenty-fifth year. Nazarbayev, initially welcomed as a young, dynamic president, has become a reckless and unpredictable dictator over the years. From the abusive privatization of the country´s mineral resources and thriving corruption to personal intrigues and the stone-cold elimination of political opponents—Khrapunov´s account of the criminal wheeling and dealing of this self-styled ´ruler of the nation´ tells it how it is. Based on Khrapunov´s insider knowledge from the hallways of global power, his story is also a revelation of Western apathy towards a brutal dictatorial regime. This gripping autobiographical narrative helps the reader understand how Kazakhstan has developed politically from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the modern day, and how it can blossom into a democratic state.
The active engagement of India towards the Central Asian region started in the post 2000 era, which is referred as India's proactive policy towards Central Asia or "India's Look North Policy".This Look North Policy brings India closer to Central Asian countries. The active engagement of India in Central Asia is growing rapidly in the post 2000 era, from an insignificant US$ 43.96 million trade turnover with Central Asia in the year 1996, which reached US$ 518 million by the end of 2009. Among the Central Asian countries Kazakhstan occupies an important position located in the 'Heart of Eurasia". It is the 9th largest country in the world in terms of its territory and is rich in vast natural resources. one of the strategic landmarks which opened the gates for India and Kazakhstan is the signing of Strategic Partnership agreement in 2009. Later on the signing of India-Kazakhstan nuclear cooperation agreement in April 2011 is one of the biggest achievement for India in Central Asia. The presence of external powers in Central Asia is one of the biggest hurdle for India in Central Asia.
This is a comprehensive study on modality in one of the largest Turkic languages, Kazakh, as it is spoken in China. Kazakh is the official language of the Republic of Kazakhstan and is furthermore spoken by about one and a half million people in China in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and in Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County in the Gansu Province.The method employed is empirical, i.e. data-oriented. Modal expressions in Kazakh are analyzed in a theoretical framework essentially based on the works of Lars Johanson in which semantic notions of modality are defined from a functional and typological perspective. The modal categories volition, deontic and epistemic evaluation express attitudes towards the propositional content and are conveyed in Kazakh by grammaticalized moods, particles and lexical devices, treated in detail in this book.Plenty of examples of their different usages are provided with interlinear annotation. The Kazakh expressions are compared with corresponding ones used in other Turkic languages. Contact influences of Uyghur and Chinese are also dealt with. The Appendix contains nine texts recorded by Aynur Abish in 2010-2012, mostly in the northern regions of Xinjiang.
Energy is a significant factor in the formation of Russian foreign policy, particularly towards Kazakhstan. This book seeks to isolate the role of energy amid a sea of other factors already attended to by mainstream literature in the Anglo-American and Russian traditions. What is missing from the contemporary literature, however, is a well-rounded and thorough scientific approach to the study of energy's role in foreign policy. To begin filling this gap, the methodology of political science is supplemented here by a multi-disciplinary approach in which significant space is allocated to other areas of study relevant to energy and its repercussions on geographical, technological, legal, and economic issues. The originality of the present work is not intended to be found in its conclusions but in the uniquely scientific methods employed in drawing them. Its fresh analytic approach will be appreciated by students and scholars who are interested in new ways of looking at energy issues.
In the current global context, there is a shift in power paradigm from the rigid realpolitik perspective towards the inclusion of multiple faces of power. This publication focuses on the power forms identified by Joseph Nye: hard, soft, and smart, and evaluates education as a resource of power. Resource ambiguity is one of the key shortcomings of soft power theory. Education is a smart power resource since it has both hard and soft power characteristics. The case study of Kazakhstan reveals that international educational programs allow education to become a power resource.
After reflecting On the European and Asian origins of legal and political systems: views from Korea, Kazakhstan and France (2018), the authors address in this book three intertwined issues. First, how systems that were established long ago are challenged by the necessity to adapt to change both in time, rapidly after the end of the cold war, and in space, across the continent of Eurasia and no longer 'simply' in their sub-region. Second, how these systems evolve both in a sui generis manner and adopt, each for itself, reforms at the national and sub-regional levels, and also in a reciprocal manner, learn and borrow from each other towards a 'regional legal order' in the making. Third, how extra-judicial evolutions, such as the logistical and commercial dynamics of the Belt and Road Initiative(s) appear more and more as the source or the cause of that very change affecting all Eurasian actors and interests. Examined elsewhere from a broad social sciences perspective, in the publication Cross-border exchanges: Eurasian perspectives on logistics and diplomacy (2019), these issues are here systematically analysed by a mix of conceptual and doctrinal perspectives and of textual, jurisprudential and positivist perspectives. Naturally, the challenge within the challenge to ascertain is whether a pan-regional or global legal 'model' would be capable of impacting change in general and legal change in particular as part of the 'post-cold-war 2:', where the political-military legacy is overcome by and yields to business concerns reaching beyond cautious legal constructions.