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How will Russia's future CEOs manage? A survey of attitudes toward loyalty, leadership and teamwork

Journal for East European Management Studies. 2001. Vol. 6. No. 1. P. 28-42.
Gurkov I. B., Maital S.

This paper reports on the first large-sample survey of management attitudes among over 1,400 Russian mid-level managers and 740 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). We find that while CEOs focus on knowledge of finances, company operations and legislation, as ideal CEO’s qualities, mid-level managers stress conflict resolution and team-building skills. The new generation of Russian managers, we surmise, may be less autocratic and hierarchical, and more teamoriented, than their predecessors. Western firms should seek to establish limited joint ventures with Russian firms, where talented young managers can reveal and test their management skills.