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Time allocation of Russian CEOs

Journal for East European Management Studies. 2003. Vol. 8. No. 4. P. 387-396.

Through the survey of 530 Russian CEOs of industrial companies, we were able to receive the self-reported evidence on overall working load and time distribution of Russian executives. The data suggests that Russian CEOs exhibit the patterns of time management, familiar to Western managers 20-30 years ago: hard overload, minimal work from home, passion to visit the shop floor. Although the personal differences in allocation of time among various tasks were significant, no particular management style proved to be more effective in terms of company’s performance. This means that foreign partners should not judge a priori about the efficiency of their Russian counterparts based on unfamiliar peculiarities of time management.