| June 2010|
Turkey’s Entrance into the European Union
Turkey, physically part of both Europe and Asia, has also straddled Western and Eastern cultures, values, and interests for centuries; and it has been in talks for several years with the EU regarding accession to the region. But to join the EU, Turkey must fulfill requirements including those related to human rights, economic reforms, and the organization of its military. Given Turkey’s status as a secularized Muslim country, along with its enviable geographic position including transit routes among several continents, its accession to the EU has broad, multi-dimensional international implications.
| April 2008|
Managing Human Capital in China's Luxury Hotels
Since China opened its borders to the outside world in 1978, millions have flocked there to see sites including the Great Wall, Beijing’s Forbidden City, and the Yangtze River. And the Beijing-based 2008 Olympics only intensified tourists’ desire to see more of China. But with this growth in tourism have come significant challenges for China’s luxury hotels, especially in the domain of human resources.