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How Russian companies are coping with a turbulent environment – insights into the dynamics of strategic fit

Journal of East-West Business. 2014. Vol. 20. No. 4. P. 225-242.

The study presents the results of a survey of Russia's executives on their perceptions of the environment, strategies, and organizational climate of their companies and their own leadership style in two time periods: 2010–2012 and 2013–2014. We reveal the dynamics of fit among the environment, strategy, leadership, and organizational climate. The results suggest that Russian executives’ inability to delegate authority obstructs the proper realization of strategies better suited to turbulent business environments. Thereby, we may anticipate that Russian enterprises’ adaptation to new (post-sanctions) business realities will be slow and incomplete; misfits in organizational design will restrain the repertoire and impede the implementation of effective and efficient rescue measures.