Shahboz Babaev is a PhD student at the Technological University of the Shannon. He received his bachelor’s degree in International Business from University Malaysia Perlis in 2014. He completed his Master’s in Business in 2016. Areas of expertise include Irish and Uzbek foreign direct investments, Poverty, Economic Development, Sustainability, and Tourism Impact on Poverty Reduction. Shahboz is fluent in English, Uzbek, Russian, Arabic, Tadjik, and basic Malay, and Chinese.