Human Resources Management in Kazakhstan

  • Francis AmagohEmail author
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Following its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan embarked on significant reforms toward the development of a market economy (Arystanbekov 2005; Bhuiyan and Amagoh 2011). In similar vein, the country’s human resources management (hereafter referred to as HRM) has followed the same trajectory of transitional development. Kazakhstan is a multicultural society that constitutes an amalgam of inhabitants of more than 120 nationalities. Its national culture is further influenced by its colonial Russian environment and 70 years of Soviet legacy. Kazakhstan has oil and gas reserves which are estimated to be the third largest in the world and ranks among the top 20 countries in terms of oil production (Promfret 2005). Consequently, the oil, gas, mineral, and energy reserves have made Kazakhstan a very attractive prospect for foreign direct investments (FDI),...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationKIMEP UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan