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  • Clementi, A.; Goodman, Bridget; Kovanis, V.; Rizvi, M. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Teaching Squares is a technique which was developed in 2001, is now used at numerous universities worldwide, and is aimed at informing and improving teaching [1]. It uses a process of classroom observation combined with ...
  • Ketteringham, M. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    This case study investigated students" perceived listening needs on a foundation programme in Kazakhstan. Needs Analysis (NA) is key to targeting students" needs and tailoring materials to develop their language competence. ...
  • Khanin, D.; Turel, O. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Advancing transaction costs economics (TCE), we propose that hybrids (e.g., alliances) may be preferred to markets and hierarchies whenever the benefits of semi-externalization (partial adoption of the market mode of ...
  • Kirysheva, I. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    In this paper I look at a two-sided asymmetric information game where agents make a collaborative decision not knowing types of each other. An intermediary has full knowledge about the types of agents and can make a ...
  • Lewis, J. L.; Abdirakhman, A.; Ainabekova, A.; Akbayev, O.; Amerzhanov, D.; Beisekenova, S.; Gaparov, A.; Idizova, M.; Kanzhanov, N.; Khamidulliyeva, G.; Manarbek, L.; Medeubekova, L.; Nurazkhan, M.; Omarbekova, A.; Talassova, A.; Usupbekov, E.; Yerkinova, D. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    A brief examination of the gender and ethnicity of leaders in sectors in Kazakhstan such as government, healthcare, education, and energy finds that most are male and ethnically Kazakh. This observation raised a question ...
  • Lewis, J. L. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    The Women's Leadership Development Program (WLDP) at Nazarbayev University was developed as part of a larger research project studying, in general, the views of leadership among the Kazakhstani population, and, specifically, ...
  • Lund, D. W.; Alsamman, T. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    "Managerial effectiveness" is a critical component of any organization, regardless of its national, cultural, ethnic or linguistic makeup (Drucker, 2001; Lund & Barker, 2007). This study explores the perceptions of ...
  • Morrison, Alexander Stephen (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Between 1845 and 1895 roughly 1,500,000 square miles of territory in Central Asia were added to the Russian empire. Russia's expansion southwards across the Kazakh steppe into the riverine oases of Turkestan was one of ...
  • Mukhametzhanova, A. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    The importance of employability skills has been discussed in Kazakhstan in one form or another. An important direction of current reforms in higher education in Kazakhstan is the relevance of the graduate employability ...
  • Cofran, Z. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    This study compares postnatal brain size change in two important samples of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): brain masses of captive apes from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and endocranial volumes (ECVs) of ...
  • Hsu1, C.; Novoselov, K.; Wang, R. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    We study the joint effect of CEO overconfidence and accounting conservatism on firm performance and value. Successful innovation involves trial and error. An overconfident CEO is more willing to initiate daring investment ...
  • O'Callaghan, R.; Yergozha, L. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Entrepreneurship remains a priority in most economies, and particularly so in Kazakhstan as recognized in the 2050 Strategy document proclaimed by President Nazarbayev. Evidence shows that the growth engines of an economy ...
  • Hernández-Torrano, Daniel; Tursunbayeva, Xeniya (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Conceptions of giftedness are culturally grounded and differences on the ways that cultural groups define and describe giftedness are evident (Cahallan, 2009; Sternberg, 2007; see Phillipson & McCann, 2007). Cultural ...
  • Parmenter, L.; Sparks, J.; Sagintayeva, A.; Li, A.; Ashirbekov, A.; Jumakulov, Z. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Applying theories of internationalization, organization structures, and policy transfer, this research examined institutional engagement with internationalization by higher education institutions in Kazakhstan, and ...
  • Penati, B. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    The land-and-water reform in the Uzbek SSR was the most important mobilization initiative that the Bolshevik regime carried out in the 1920s. Its impact in terms of land redistribution was small, but it generated consensus ...
  • Rysbekkyzy, G. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    This study analyzed beginning teachers" drop-out in secondary schools in Kazakhstan. As Heller (2004) reported, 29 percent of beginning teachers leave schools within first three years, and 39 percent of them drop out by ...
  • Wei, D.; Zhang, D.; Ko, W. L.; Skrzypacz, P. S.; Elgindi, M.; Liu, Y. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    The project's main objective is the development of mathematical models and solutions of the models for simulation and design of some modern nonlinear material structures for energy and biomedical devices. One of the ...
  • Sagintayeva, A. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    This study presents a roadmap report of current developments in the academic system of Kazakhstan. The report puts forward comprehensive reforms for the way the Kazakhstan educational system is developed, organised and ...
  • Schenk, C. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    Despite a visa-free regime among all CIS countries, Russia has become increasingly restrictive in its policies regulating migrants" access to the labor market. In particular, Russia instituted a quota in 2007 that regulates ...
  • Shilov, N. V. (Nazarbayev University, 2014)
    This research has been supported by Nazarbayev University Seed Grant KF-14/16 "Research of Formal Models for analysis of programs with Dynamic Memory".