Azerbaijan (eBook, 2011) [Portland Community College Library]
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Author: Nikki Kazimova
Publisher: London : Kuperard ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Random House, 2011.
Series: Culture smart! (London, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
For Westerners, the modern state of Azerbaijan may be hard to pinpoint. This small, oil-rich country in the southern Caucasus, on the southwestern shore of the Caspian Sea, only made its way on to the contemporary world map after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the world shrinks and competition for precious resources intensifies, the direction this strategically and economically important country  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Kazimova
ISBN: 9781857335484 1857335481
OCLC Number: 773835525
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, map.
Contents: Front Cover; Front Flip; Title Page; Copyright; About the Author; Contents; Map of Azerbaijan; Introduction; Key Facts; Chapter 1: Land and People; Chapter 2: Values and Attitudes; Chapter 3: Festivals and Traditions; Chapter 4: Making Friends; Chapter 5: Private and Family Life; Chapter 6: Time Out; Chapter 7: Travel, Health, and Safety; Chapter 8: Business Briefing; Chapter 9: Communicating; Further Reading; Index; Acknowledgment; Back Flip; Back Cover; Geography; Climate; The Azerbaijani People; A Brief History; The Economy; The Environment; The Azeri Mentalitet Family Ties The Role of Women; Hospitality and Generosity; Regionalism; Gismet / Fate; Work Ethic; Attitudes to Time; Communal or Individualist?; Respect and Status; Showing Emotions; Shame and Honor; Lineage; Indirectness and Saving Face; Celebrating at Home; Flexible Schedules; Holidays Old and New; Birthdays; National Holidays; Muslim Holidays; Days of Mourning; Weddings and Funerals; Privacy and Personal Space; Attitudes to Foreigners; Invitations Home; Entertaining; Sharing a Meal; Favors; Dating; Names in Azerbaijan Family Living Housing; Inside an Azerbaijani Home; The Daily Round; Cost of Living; Growing up in Azerbaijan; Education in Times of Transition; Conscription; Eating Out; Azerbaijanis on Vacation; In Baku; Arrival; Getting around Baku; Travel outside Baku; Health; Safety; The Economy; The Business Culture; Setting Up a Meeting; Meeting and Greeting; Presentations; Negotiating; Business Meals; Contracts and Fulfillment; Business Gifts; Indirectness in Business; Choosing Your Language; Nonverbal Communication; Humor; The Media
Series Title: Culture smart! (London, England)
Other Titles: Culture smart! Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan customs & culture
Responsibility: Nikki Kazimova.


Culture Smart guides help travellers have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will  Read more...
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