Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resources Sector

Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resources Sector

Author: Irina Heim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030373894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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This book explores opportunities for diversifying modern Kazakhstan's economy, which is still heavily dependent on its natural resources, as well as looking at economic opportunities for the whole Central Asian region arising from the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The book is comprised of four parts. Part 1 explores the first main theme of the book: development of the economy based on the resource sector with the example of Kazakhstan. Part 2 examines opportunities for diversification arising from BRI: a rise of transport and communication industries alongside the new Belt and Road economic route. Part 3 explores the view from China on the perspectives of regional development, not least the economic reasons for the launch of this programme, investments and planned effects. Part 4 discusses other internal sources for diversification of the economy in Kazakhstan based on development of local industry in the oil and gas sector, small- and medium-sized enterprises and tertiary sector of the economy. This book will be of value for students, academics, policy-makers, and practitioners focused on economic development and business in the Central Asian region, as well as those who are working on the design of instruments for economic development in their own countries.

Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource Rich Economies

Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource Rich Economies

Author: Sami Mahroum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317338758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

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Economic diversification remains at the top of the agenda for hundreds of regions around the world. From the single commodity economies of African countries and the Caribbean, to the many single industry regions of Europe and North America, as well as the oil and gas rich but volatile hydrocarbon economies. Economic diversification policies have been around for almost a century with varying degrees of success and failure. Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource Rich Economies takes a special interest in the policy experiences of a set of different countries that have extractive industries representing significant drivers of their economies and subsequently are significant contributors to government revenues. It explores twelve cases including upper-middle to high income economies such as Canada, Australia, Iceland and Norway, emerging economies such as Latin America, the GCC (Saudi and UAE), Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Russia, as well as the developing economy of Uganda. Each chapter provides a review of economic diversification experiences including policy environment, diversification strategies, desired outcomes, the role of government, and a critical evaluation of achievements. This book is suitable for those who study environmental economics, development economics and resource management.

OECD Development Pathways Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan Volume 1. Initial Assessment

OECD Development Pathways Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan Volume 1. Initial Assessment

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264246768

Category:

Page: 204

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Kazakhstan’s economy and society have undergone deep transformations since the country declared independence in 1991. Kazakhstan’s growth performance since 2000 has been impressive, averaging almost 8% per annum in real terms and leading to job creation and progress in the well-being of its citizens

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Kazakhstan 2017

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Kazakhstan 2017

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264269606

Category:

Page: 324

View: 673

The Kazakh authorities have embarked upon an ambitious reform programme to improve the country’s framework for investment and strengthen the country as an attractive investment destination.

New Nationalisms and China's Belt and Road Initiative

New Nationalisms and China's Belt and Road Initiative

Author: Julien Rajaoson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031085260

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 598

This book is a treatise on cultural globalization and the global political economy. By introducing the transnational public domain in the study of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the book goes beyond existing theoretical frameworks involving both the ‘clash between civilizations’ and the ‘time-worn division’ of the world into North and South. It advances a new focus on the theoretical and empirical elements that canvass global cultural behaviours and reactionary attitudes to the expanding Chinese economic norms, cultures and values in different national contexts. Readers of political theory, global political economy, globalization, international relations, political sociology, cultural sociology, public policy and foreign policy analysis will find interest in the book. Whereas new nationalism couples with globalism, both concepts are rediscovered through various socio-economic contexts of BRI policy discourses, which produce conflicts, solidarities, new economic partnerships, and cooperation and resistance as types of contemporary nationalism. The new nationalism is approached as a dual-sided, relational, and dialectical phenomenon which readers will capture by paying particular attention to both the global and local scales of the social responses to the BRI.

OECD Territorial Reviews: Kazakhstan

OECD Territorial Reviews: Kazakhstan

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264269439

Category:

Page: 176

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This review looks at how a modern approach to regional development can help Kazakhstan, by mobilising the growth potential of different parts of the economy and territory, supporting economic diversification and reducing regional inequalities.

OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Kazakhstan 2018

OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Kazakhstan 2018

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264289062

Category:

Page: 220

View: 484

Kazakhstan has made significant economic progress over recent decades. Health has risen on the policy agenda with a number of sector reforms introduced. This review uses globally recognised frameworks and indicators to evaluate Kazakhstan’s overall health system.

Comparative CSR and Sustainability

Comparative CSR and Sustainability

Author: Gabriel Donleavy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000820782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

View: 127

This book breaks new ground by providing a structured and cohesive set of contributions on the actions, developments, problems and theories of corporate social responsibility (CSR). With new case studies from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), contributors in this book investigate how firms in Eastern and Western countries are responding to and making use of evolving CSR guidelines. The book addresses the following questions: is CSR simply greenwashing or an authentic commitment to responsible corporate citizenship? Has globalization drawn CSR conduct in LDCs closer to that of industrialized countries? Stakeholder theory, actor–network theory and a new orbital theory of accountability are applied to give coherence to the case studies. Other chapters address greenwashing in reports, the impact of CSR in socially stigmatized occupations, an analysis on what responsibility precisely entails in CSR, and the interface between law and CSR. The book also considers the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, and includes a contribution from Ukrainian scholars, one written while their city of Kharkiv was under attack by Russian forces. This book will be a useful reference to those interested in discussions on crises, climate change, and SDGs and realizing sustainable goals through CSR.