The Republic of Kosovo: Surviving, Sustaining, and Succeeding in the Balkan Peninsula
Jay Nathan, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Department of Management
Abstract: The Republic of Kosovo is one of the youngest countries in the world, and yet the origin of her people can be traced back to the prehistoric times—it is generally agreed that people of Kosovo are the descendants of the Illyrian tribe. Her geographic location is in the heart of Balkan Peninsula in Europe, consisting of diverse ethnic groups. Kosovo and her people have survived oppressions and tyrannical rulers in the past. But today, after gaining independence in February 17, 2008, she is facing a survival challenge and hopes to move forward to sustainable, economic and management development stages. This research addresses the challenges of the Republic of Kosovo, with a management development framework for surviving, sustaining, and succeeding in the Balkan Peninsula.