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Vitaly Nishanov
Office: 260
Mackenzie Hall
Fax: 206-543-3968

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence” Ludwig Wittgenstein

Vitaly Nishanov

Assistant Teaching Professor of Management


PhD Ural State University (1984)
MBA IAE Aix-en-Provence
MS Novosibirsk State University (1971)

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2006
Visiting professor of IAE Business School Aix-Marseille University–France since, 2007
Director of Professional Manager Consulting Firm since 1990
Associate professor of American University in Central Asia, 1998-2004
Dean of Economic and Management Department of Bishkek International School of Management and Business, Kyrgyzstan, 1996-1997
Assistant Professor of Kyrgyz State University, Kyrgyzstan, 1978-1988
Researcher, Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan, 1971-1978

Selected Publications

  1. Cognitive approach to business training
    Journal Article:Nishanov, V., (2003). Training & Management, pp. 17.
  2. Strategic Management and Business Planning: Training materials
    Book:Nishanov, V., (2002).
  3. Business education in Kyrgyzstan
    Journal Article:Nishanov, V., (2002). Training & Management, pp. 43.
  4. The State-Business Relations: Kyrgyzstan 2000
    Journal Article:Nishanov, V., (2001). ARD/Checchi (USAID),
  5. Political System of Kyrgyz Republic
    Journal Article:Nishanov, V., (1999). United Nations Development Programme,
  6. Cognitive Approach to the Design of Management Training Program, The Nature of University Education and Research
    Journal Article:Nishanov, V., (1999). (Annual Conference Proceeding),
  7. Management of Education, School Management Financial Management
    Journal Article:Nishanov, V., (1999). ADB-Fontys
  8. The Phenomenon of Understanding: Cognitive Analysis
    Book:Nishanov, V., (1990).


Sussman Consulting, LLC, 2006-2009
Asian Development Bank with Consortium partner Helsinki Consulting Group Ltd. - Education Development Project (KGZ TA-4166), Kyrgyzstan, 2004
TACIS (EUROAID). – Market Feasibility Studies: Regional Development in Issyk-Kul Lake Region (Project LSPOO4F), Kyrgyzstan, 2004
Issyk-Kul Health Resort – Restructuring, Motivational system implementation, Strategy development
Japan International Cooperation Agency (2002) – Analysis Tourism Business Strategy in Kyrgyzstan
International Organization on Migration – Internal and external migration processes in Kyrgyzstan, Research on Trafficking in Migrants
Asian Development Bank with Consortium partner Fontys (The Netherland) - Strengthening of Education Planning and Administration. (Project TA No 2879-Kgz) Kyrgyzstan, 1998–1999

Honors and Awards

2nd Place in Humorous Speech Contests (Eastside Toastmasters), 2004
The Best Instructor of the year who made outstanding contribution in business education in Kyrgyzstan, USAID (USA program in Kyrgyzstan)/Pragma, 2001