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Article
Publication date: 1 January 2021

Azizbek Allaberganov and Alexander Preko

The purpose of this study is to examine the association between international tourists' demographics with travel motives to Uzbekistan through the utilization of push and…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the association between international tourists' demographics with travel motives to Uzbekistan through the utilization of push and pull theory.

Design/methodology/approach

This study utilized a convenience sampling technique to collect data from 563 international tourists visiting Uzbekistan. Chi-square test of independence (χ2) was employed to test the association between visitors' demographics and travel motives.

Findings

The results illustrated that nationality and frequency of visitations of the international tourists to Uzbekistan were statistically associated with their travel motives. In terms of gender, age, marital status and religion, no significant association with travel motives was established.

Research limitations/implications

The statistical test and instrument for data collection might limit the generalization of this study to represent the whole population of international tourists in Uzbekistan.

Practical implications

The findings of this study show that in order to develop tourism in Uzbekistan, businesses and practitioners should consider segmenting tourists based on their national background to serve their needs and preferences. As tourist's visitation frequency plays a role in their travel motives, the product and service quality of tour packages must be improved and monitored.

Originality/value

The findings of this study provide valuable insights for businesses, managers, practitioners and policymakers to understand international tourists' motives to Uzbekistan to formulate better policies and tour packages.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9792

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Open Access
Article
Publication date: 8 July 2021

Azizbek Allaberganov, Alexander Preko and Iddrisu Mohammed

The purpose of this study is to explore the tourism policy commitment of the government of Uzbekistan to bring back the tourists and sustain the tourism and hospitality…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the tourism policy commitment of the government of Uzbekistan to bring back the tourists and sustain the tourism and hospitality sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study employed qualitative documentary research methodology using the thematic analysis with the support of the Nvivo 12 to analyze Google news articles published in the English language. The results demonstrated that the government of Uzbekistan employed a variety of policies and measures geared towards tourists and businesses during the pandemic. Mainly, the government showed confidence and trust in its policies by providing financial compensation to tourists if they get the Covid-19 infection, improved sanitary conditions and travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. In terms of businesses, the government was dedicated to restoring and mitigating the adverse outcomes of Covid-19 in the tourism and hospitality sector by providing subsidies and certification that the company is following the sanitary protocols. The findings of this study illustrate that the government of Uzbekistan should continue feeding the media with the information related to strategies implemented towards reviving the tourism and hospitality sector, which will build the confidence of the tourists and businesses during the pandemic period.

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Tourism Critiques: Practice and Theory, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2633-1225

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2004

Marina Shin, Madina Zhanuzakova, Stanislav Kim and Lada Mirzalieva

Proposes this research is seeking to combine the theory and practice of judicial independence based in Western notions of the “Rule of Law”, modern developments of this…

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Proposes this research is seeking to combine the theory and practice of judicial independence based in Western notions of the “Rule of Law”, modern developments of this doctrine in the documents and laws of both Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

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Managerial Law, vol. 46 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Book part
Publication date: 29 November 2012

Michael Wilson

There is a connection between cotton production and the Aral Sea disaster in Uzbekistan. Large-scale cotton production utilizes the practices of conventional agriculture…

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There is a connection between cotton production and the Aral Sea disaster in Uzbekistan. Large-scale cotton production utilizes the practices of conventional agriculture and has severe environmental consequences in arid regions. Some of these problems, such as salinization, currently exist in Uzbekistan as a result of cotton production and these conventional farming practices. This chapter is a review of cotton production, the environmental consequences of conventional agriculture, and its relationship to the Aral Sea Disaster. Storm water management with biofiltration, sustainable farming practices, efficient irrigation, ecological horticultural practices, and a water conservation program are remedies that can help to reduce the environmental degradation caused by cotton production and restore some of the water resources in Uzbekistan.

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Disaster by Design: The Aral Sea and its Lessons for Sustainability
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-376-6

Book part
Publication date: 29 November 2012

Lola Gulyamova

This chapter discusses population issues in Uzbekistan as regards current trends in urban social organization. The majority of the population is young and confronted with…

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This chapter discusses population issues in Uzbekistan as regards current trends in urban social organization. The majority of the population is young and confronted with challenging problems both global and local in nature. Uzbekistan is also experiencing a demographic shift as changes in the national economy prompt people to move to urban areas from the countryside. This shifts the numbers and sizes of cities, but also places new demands on natural resources like water. Uzbekistan's geography has advantages and limitations for urban sprawl. Its culture offers a major advantage described in the author's original research: a form of spatial and social organization for civil society found in Uzbek cities. Problems of urbanization can be addressed through this feature in Uzbek society called the mahalla. Mahalla promote stability and continuity within a community and a means whereby common interests can be represented outside the community. This chapter investigates the contributing factors to that stability and mahalla's ability to handle the dynamics of rural to urban migration.

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Disaster by Design: The Aral Sea and its Lessons for Sustainability
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-376-6

Article
Publication date: 15 March 2022

Sitora Inoyatova and Olmas Kuchkarovich Isakov

The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of job satisfaction among employees in the telecommunications company in Uzbekistan and assess the effects of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of job satisfaction among employees in the telecommunications company in Uzbekistan and assess the effects of demographic and work-related variables on job satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey questionnaire method was used to obtain the data from 403 employees working in the telecommunications company in Uzbekistan. The data were collected using the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire short-form.

Findings

The results of the study indicated a significant effect of age and tenure on the job satisfaction. Age was found to be positively associated with the job satisfaction and intention to stay. The older employees are more likely to be satisfied and stay with the current company for the next 5 years. The tenure was also found to be positively correlated with the overall job satisfaction and intrinsic job satisfaction. It also has been revealed that male employees are less likely than female employees to stay in the company for the next 5 years ceteris paribus. According to the survey results, there was no significant impact of education level, gender, marital status or job field on the job satisfaction of the employees.

Originality/value

The results of the study demonstrate interesting job satisfaction findings of employees working in the telecommunications company in Uzbekistan, which can draw attention of the senior management and human resource departments to increase the level of job satisfaction levels among employees and start implementing the job satisfaction measures within the companies in Uzbekistan in order to create effective human resource management systems and retain qualified employees.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 49 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 26 June 2017

Hydroelectric dam projects in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have long been a sticking point in their relations with Uzbekistan. Resolving these disputes will challenge Uzbek…

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Publication date: 13 August 2015
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South Korea-Uzbekistan ties will grow

Uzbekistan-South Korea ties.

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Publication date: 18 September 2015

Uzbekistan cotton

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB205420

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Article
Publication date: 11 October 2020

Karan Khurana and Zamira Ataniyazova

Uzbekistan is one of the most prominent cotton producers since the soviet era, but it has struggled to establish a complete value chain. The country’s strategic location…

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Purpose

Uzbekistan is one of the most prominent cotton producers since the soviet era, but it has struggled to establish a complete value chain. The country’s strategic location and industrial potential have not been harnessed accordingly. This paper aims to critically investigate the barriers in the value chain and propose solutions to the stakeholders in the sector.

Design/methodology/approach

The research involves both primary and secondary research methods. Value chain analysis method has been implemented to ground the theories and results. A systematic literature review was conducted to understand the current position in the world market. Official statistical data was collected from the government bodies to support the reflections of academic literature. Primary data was collected by conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews and questionnaires in 50 local textile companies. Finally, the authors have used their empirical evidences from emerging economies to provide solutions to the sector.

Findings

The value chain suffers a disconnect, as the emphasis has been on exporting cotton. Moreover, companies have a very limited technical know-how of supply chain management and hence no value addition to the raw material. The consumer relies on imports, as there is no significant participation from the Uzbek companies across the fashion segments. This is a major loss of earnings to the country.

Originality/value

Existing academic literature revolves around the cotton and silk industry, but, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, there is no study that unites the value chain and provides solutions to its stakeholders. This paper provides a socio-economic vision to the stakeholders, academia and industry so that the country can harness its potential and become one of the leading apparel producing nations in the future.

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Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1560-6074

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