Guide To Business Information On Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Tania Konn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135477132
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This guide is an introduction to English language sources, in electronic and conventional print forms, dealing with Central and Eastern European business issues. It gives evaluative descriptions and costs of all listed sources, and concentrates on recent sources. Sources in respect of some of these countries can be difficult to locate, and the author provides guidance on how to go about finding them.

Succeeding In Business In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Woodrow H. Sears
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136361324
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In Central and Eastern Europe, the 'Old Europe' of cobblestones co-exists with mobile phones, horse carts fight for road space with cars, and farmers' markets compete with mega-stores. Western business professionals hoping to expand or start up new ventures in this complex environment must possess knowledge that is both comprehensive and subtle. What is it like to live and work in Central and Eastern Europe? How is business conducted there? What happened in Central and Eastern Europe to make integration into the rest of Europe so difficult? What important social and cultural issues must be mastered by Westerners hoping to flourish in this region? 'Succeeding in Business in Central and Eastern Europe', the fourteenth title in the 'Managing Cultural Differences Series' answers these and many other questions. This book identifies a variety of factors, including an anti-business attitude and a resistance to Western-style change, that hinder some attempts at development within Central and Eastern Europe. It provides a frame of reference for understanding the "post-Soviet syndrome" - with its remnants of corruption and mistrust of managers and customers alike - that continues to haunt the countries of CEE. Dr. Sears and Ms. Tamulionyte-Lentz give readers solutions for overcoming the problems inherent in this region. They explain how Western executives can build relationships and find point of cultural "synthesis" with their Central and Eastern European counterparts and ultimately create a new and mutually beneficial work culture with their ventures. With understanding and insights on the cultural nuances of the region, 'Succeeding in Business in Central and Eastern Europe' can help all Western visitors, even tourists, who arrive at this increasingly popular destination.

The Great Jewish Cities Of Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Eli Valley
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765760005
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The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe: A Travel Guide and Resource Book to Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest is the most comprehensive guidebook covering all aspects of Jewish history and contemporary life in Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest. This remarkable book includes detailed histories of the Jews in these cities, walking tours of Jewish districts past and present, intensive descriptions of Jewish sites, fascinating accounts of local Jewish legend and lore, and practical information for Jewish travelers to the region. The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe is much more than a tour guide. It is a rich storybook filled with illuminating gleanings from all aspects of Jewish culture in the region: inspiring legends from the streets of Jewish Cracow; a secret glimpse at the former facade of a Prague synagogue; strolls atop a buried Medieval synagogue in Budapest; a virtual reality tour of Warsaw's former Jewish quarter. The author combines experience in several disciplines to elucidate all aspects of Jewish history in these cities, from architectural history to religious symbolism. The entire history of Jewish life, including local traditions and contemporary anecdotes is covered. In addition, The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe is also a practical sourcebook essential for the Jewish traveler, containing information ranging from kosher restaurants to the prayer times and service descriptions of active synagogues in the region. Whether it's an ancient legend or a description of a kosher restaurant, Eli Valley describes the topic in a style that is both enthusiastic and easy to read. The author's years of experience in the region give him an insight into the local Jewish communities rarely seen by the outside world. In spite of the renewed accessibility of Jewish sites, local tour guides are not well-versed in the history of Jewish compatriots, and guide books include only sparse, misleading information about the Jewish sites. The unfortu

Guide To Business Information On Russia The Nis And The Baltic States

Author: Tania Konn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135476861
Size: 27.93 MB
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This guide is an introduction to English language sources, in electronic and print form, dealing with business issues in Russia, the NIS and the Baltic States. It gives evaluative descriptions and costs of all listed sources, concentrating on recent sources. Sources of information on some of these countries can be difficult to locate, and the author gives guidance on how to go about finding them. Contents: Under each country, information sources are grouped in broad categories: Overview (sources designed to answer general, exploratory, country and regional questions, e.g. population, politics, how to do business etc); Current developments (e.g. recent changes in tax and other laws, trends in foreign direct investment, latest project tenders); Companies and contacts; Industries and services; Legislation; Organisations (a listing of agencies and bodies able to provide assistance, information and data to business people).

Eastern Europe

Author: Tomek E. Jankowski
Publisher: New Europe Books
ISBN: 0985062339
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Eastern Europe! is a brief and concise (but informative) introduction to Eastern Europe and its myriad customs and history. When the legendary Romulus killed his brother Remus and founded the city of Rome in 753 BCE, Plovdiv -- today the second-largest city in Bulgaria -- was already thousands of years old. Indeed, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam are all are mere infants compared to Plovdiv. This is just one of the paradoxes that haunts and defines the New Europe, that part of Europe that was freed from Soviet bondage in 1989 which is at once both much older than the modern Atlantic-facing power centers of Western Europe while also being in some ways much younger than them. Even those knowledgeable about Western Europe often see Eastern Europe as terra incognita, with a sign on the border declaring "Here be monsters." This book is a gateway to understanding both what unites and separates Eastern Europeans from their Western brethren, and how this vital region has been shaped by, but has also left its mark on, Western Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Ideal for students, businesspeople, and those who simply want to know more about where Grandma or Grandpa came from, Eastern Europe! is a user-friendly guide to a region that is all too often mischaracterized as remote, insular, and superstitious. Illustrations throughout include: 40 photos, 40 maps and 40 figures (tables, charts, etc.) From the Trade Paperback edition.

Catholic Shrines Of Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Kevin J. Wright
Publisher: St. Francis of Assisi Books
ISBN: 9780764803345
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Catholic Shrines of Central and Eastern Europe is truly a ground-breaking work. Never before has a pilgrimage guidebook of such completeness been compiled for this region. Packed full of practical and essential information, this book invites the reader to go on pilgrimage to more than 60 celebrated shrines and sanctuaries, including well-known sites such as the Shrine of the Infant of Prague, the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus, and the Basilica of St. Stephen in Budapest, as well as lesser-known locations such as Blessed Faustina's Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow, the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, and the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai. Included are shrines in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Turkey. Provided are histories of each of the shrines and holy places; addresses and phone numbers for the shrines and tourist offices; lists of religious lodgings and pilgrim housing; directions for arriving by car, bus, and train; custom-designed maps; and photos of the shrines, as well as hundreds of helpful travel tips. Essential for those travelers actually planning to make a pilgrimage, Catholic Shrines of Central and Eastern Europe is also a spiritual guide to God's wondrous miracles, and it will inspire and inform all readers, including those who wish to enjoy a spiritual pilgrimage without ever leaving home.

Bradt Central And Eastern European Wildlife

Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841622316
Size: 41.60 MB
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The wildlife of eastern Europe is one of the unexpected attractions of a region best known for its cultural assets: relatively few visitors are aware of the diversity on their holiday doorstep, from brown bears and wolves to numerous birds no longer common in the west of the continent. Accessible and beautifully illustrated, the guide will appeal both to the holidaymaker and to the serious naturalist seeking a compact volume to carry around. And after the trip, it will also make an attractive souvenir. The guide covers the wildlife of: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir.