International Academy of Business
Almaty, Kazakhstan

International Academy of Business is a higher educational institution in Almaty providing preparation of specialists of economic fields under bachelor's degree programs, MBA and DBA .IAB is one of the first business higher schools in Kazakhstan — the Academy has been organized in 1988 as Alma-Ata School of Managers, in 1996 it has been transformed into the International Academy of Business. Wikipedia.

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Durran A.C.,International Academy of Business | Watts C.,Salisbury District Hospital
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology | Year: 2012

Purpose: This study was designed to assess the current use of heparinized saline and bolus doses of heparin in non-neurological interventional radiology and to determine whether consensus could be reached to produce guidance for heparin use during arterial vascular intervention. Methods: An interactive electronic questionnaire was distributed to members of the British Society of Interventional Radiology regarding their current practice in the use, dosage, and timing of heparin boluses and heparinized flushing solutions. Results: A total of 108 completed questionnaires were received. More than 80% of respondents used heparinized saline with varying concentrations; the most prevalent was 1,000 IU/l (international units of heparin per liter) and 5,000 IU/l. Fifty-one percent of interventionalists use 3,000 IU as their standard bolus dose; however, the respondents were split regarding the timing of bolus dose with ~60% administering it after arterial access is obtained and 40% after crossing the lesion. There was no consensus on altering dose according to body weight, and only 4% monitored clotting parameters. Conclusions: There seems to be some coherence among practicing interventionalists regarding heparin administration. We hypothesize that heparinized saline should be used at a recognized standard concentration of 1,000 IU/l as a flushing concentration in all arterial vascular interventions and that 3,000 IU bolus is considered the standard dose for straightforward therapeutic procedures and 5000 IU for complex, crural, and endovascular aneurysm repair work. The bolus should be given after arterial access is obtained to allow time for optimal anticoagulation to be achieved by the time of active intervention and stenting. Further research into clotting abnormalities following such interventional procedures would be an interesting quantifiable follow-up to this initial survey of opinions and practice. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

Rock B.G.,International Academy of Business | Leonard A.P.,International Academy of Business | Freeman S.J.,Derriford Hospital
British Journal of Radiology | Year: 2010

Increasing trainee numbers and changes to working patterns have resulted in a scarcity of training opportunities for training-grade doctors wishing to learn nephrostomy tube insertion techniques. A method of introducing trainees to the skills required to perform percutaneous nephrostomy in a safe, non-threatening environment, without risk to patients, is desirable. Commercial and biological nephrostomy phantoms are available, but they are expensive and not widely available, and a cheap, safe, valid alternative is desirable. We describe a simple technique for producing a gelatin-based phantom, which we suggest has face and content simulator validity. The use of this nephrostomy phantom could optimise existing clinical training opportunities through familiarisation with nephrostomy technique and equipment, and development of the psychomotor skills required for successful nephrostomy insertion prior to undertaking supervised procedures on patients. © 2010 The British Institute of Radiology.

Herrera-Cano C.,EAFIT University | Gonzalez-Perez M.A.,International Academy of Business
Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice | Year: 2016

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to show how socially responsible investment (SRI) could represent a powerful tool (trust recovering in political and economic institutions) in the case of failure or stagnation of economic and financial growth. The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate the current status of SRI in the context of the recent financial and economic crises. The main objective of this analysis is to consider the different benefits and challenges that this type of investment transactions bring into the international economy, and how SRI entrance could represent a major benefit not only for investors a different approach to corporate sustainability but as an important possibility in times of global economic and political crisis. Methodology/approach - By analysing the literature about SRI, it has been developed a discussion regarding its benefits and obstacles in today's financial scenario. By evaluating the performance of SRI in the context of the global financial crisis and the important opportunities regarding development, we would like to present the SRI as an important tool in today's Post 2015 development agenda. Findings - After revising the existent literature, it has been found that there are two important discussions in the field of SRI. The first one is related with the financial performance of SRI in contrast with the conventional investment funds while the second one is related with important considerations about the SRI in the context of the global financial crisis. After considering the arguments from the different authors, we address some conclusions regarding the importance of SRI in nowadays sustainable development discussion. Practical implications - Due to failure in the traditional modus operandi of financial institutions and the recent global crises, investors, corporate executives and governments are increasingly paying more attention on the social, environmental and ethical behaviour of individual managers, shareholders and institutional investors. Therefore, it is being observed a shift and maturing process in SRI from an exclusive practice of few and specialised niche investment funds with minor financial implications and limited economic importance, to mainstream adopted by a growing number of institutional investors at the international level. This shift may influence companies and managers to adopt universal values and to assume a committed and strategic CSR agenda to respond to markets and societal expectations, in order to have guilt-free and sustainable investment and sustainable financial markets. Originality/value - Within the context of the Post 2015 development agenda, the role of business and the private sector has become crucial for funding the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). This chapter not only discussed the relationship between SRI as an alternative to overcome financial crises and lack of sustainability in investment, but it does also conceptually demonstrates the potential of SRI to achieve the funding of the SDGs. Copyright © 2016 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Sapargaliyev D.,International Academy of Business
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation | Year: 2013

This paper reports on an experimental work that was conducting empirical research to find out how the use of mobile device as a testing tool influences students' psycho-emotional state. We have conducted pedagogical experiment with Polish students (n = 16)at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland). We have prepared an online test consist of fourquestions. The experiment was conducted in the classroom with PCs and mobile devices. Students were divided into control and experimental groups. The results showed that maindifference between desktop and mobile technologies was a significant increase in mood coefficient after the use of mobile devices by the students. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Sapargaliyev D.,International Academy of Business
Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL | Year: 2014

This article describes the current state and development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in different post-Soviet countries. Today MOOCs is one of the most popular and growing educational trends. In general, MOOCs are supported and developed only in developed countries. At the same time, MOOCs are partly implemented in developing countries (such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other). We can observe the first stages in the introduction of online courses in post-Soviet countries. In this article, we will describe some successful examples of MOOCs and will show the main problems in implementation of the massive open online courses. We found that some Russian and Ukrainian scientists have successfully implemented MOOCs in their universities. However, the large-scale distribution of MOOCs is not possible in these countries yet. In recent years there were presented some new platforms for open online courses. Leading Russian universities have introduced the first massive open online courses for Russian-speaking users. Nevertheless, there are still many challenges abd barriers in the implementation of the MOOCs. The legislation of higher education system is still not ready for new standards of online learning platforms. We hope that our future research will demonstrate results of development the national platforms for the MOOCs in post-Soviet countries.

Sapargaliyev D.,International Academy of Business
Communications in Computer and Information Science | Year: 2013

The purpose of this study was to investigate the examples of using mobile technology in higher education in Russia. We have identified the main barriers in development of mobile learning in the region. Also we offered possible solutions to improve the situation in the future. We analyzed more than 30 Russian-language sources about the development of mobile learning in Russia. We found that many Russian universities are implementing projects on the use of mobile devices in education. Nevertheless there are still a number of problems that hinder the further development of mobile learning. Today Russian education community is divided. Some teachers are actively using mobile devices in the classroom, but many educators are in skepticism about mobile learning. We have determined the apparent contradiction between how active students are using mobile technology in everyday life and the inability of teachers to exploit this potential for educational purposes. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.

Sapargaliyev D.,International Academy of Business
2013 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2013 | Year: 2013

The Kazakh language was under the unofficial ban in the Soviet period. In recent years, Kazakh-language segment of the Internet is developing rapidly. The development of the Kazakh language has become the first priority of the government. The most successful and large-scale project on revival of the Kazakh language was the creation of WikiBilim fund. The main objective of the fund is to increase the articles in the Kazakh language on Wikipedia. Also, the fund is actively assisting in the creation of digital library, online translator and dictionary. Will WikiBilim be a salvation of the Kazakh language on the Internet? © 2013 IEEE.

International Academy of Business | Date: 2016-03-08

Publications, namely, journals in the fields of International Business and Economics.

International Academy of Business | Date: 2015-12-08

Publications, namely, journals in the fields of Finance.

Kirichok O.,International Academy of Business
Life Science Journal | Year: 2013

The research identifies the challenges faced by Kazakhstani universities, and investigates the origins of the "lack of qualified personnel" problem in Kazakh companies during turbulent times. First, the research provides a general overview of the communication barriers between Academia and Business in Kazakhstan. Second, it reveals the graduate skills gap in Kazakhstan and finds out the extent to which the quality of graduates doesn't meet the expectation of employers. The findings demonstrate that, along with practical experience and technology, universities expect financial support from businesses, but companies are very reluctant to invest. Businesses require experienced graduates, cutting edge technologies, and a good return on their investments from universities. Since returns on investments are not guaranteed, companies do not pay. The priceless experience of our ancestors shows that if you need something cutting edge, you have to pay; if you get it free of charge, do not expect anything good from it. The situation is similar with employees: got them for free - teach them yourself! The old "natural exchange", when a company gives money to universities and universities deliver qualified employees, seems to be forgotten in its simplicity nowadays.

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