In recent years Russia has witnessed rapid growth of the service sector. This trend is also obvious in the hospitality industry which is characterized by quantitative growth as well as by significant changes in strategic behaviour of market actors Such development is largely due to the recent entrance of international hotel chains, with their extensive experience in marketing However, even the most well-known international hotel operators face a number of problems in implementation their strategy due to the peculiarities of the Russian institutional environment. In the article the main trends in the Russian hospitality industry are examined, marketing strategies of international hotel chains and main challenges facing hotel chains in Russia are described.
What had been considered the East has changed, and the same has happened to the West. Today, all of the world's economies are interdependent, meaning that the East is dependent on the West, and vice versa. In this interconnected world, the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe are experiencing diverse challenges. First, they need to define their own place in regard to the relationship between east and west, which affects their marketing strategies, positioning and targeting. Second, they need to understand the interdependence between the East and West, specifically understanding consumers on both sides, as well as suppliers and other important stakeholders. Finally, they need to become fully integrated into the new world by offering innovative and competitive solutions. In these ways, companies operating in Central and Eastern Europe have the opportunity to explore and use the best from both worlds and to position themselves as a knowledge bridge between the East and West, at that unique place where the East kisses the West. Companies from CEE have the opportunity to become global leaders by reconciling collaborative expertise obtained from their position as a bridge between the two worlds.
To help graduate students with academic writing, a college of education at a large university implemented a new service, Writing Support Circles. Based on the results of the first series of this service, we changed its design. The purpose of this article is to share how changes in the design affected these adult learners’ writing self-efficacy and workshop satisfaction.
In this article, we outline how changes in our information ecosystem are creating new opportunities to support human resource development in advanced and developing economies.