Quality of enterprise management during Ramp-Up preparation and launch: concept and evaluation method
Current economic conditions are forcing market players to bring new products to consumers rapidly, maintaining the high quality and providing the reasonable price. The concept of ramp-up management is designed to meet this request. The implementation of this concept in practice, in particular for Russian industrial enterprises, causes certain challenges. Correspondingly the quality of enterprise management becomes a factor that appreciably influences the ramp-up execution. In this regard, the study designed to develop the theoretical provision and methodological approach towards the assessment of the management quality is viewed as relevant to the practical needs of enterprises during the ramp-up and technological re-equipment.
In the present article we propose a conceptual approach to assess the quality of enterprise management on the basis of value chain methodology which is relevant to the conditions of ramp-up preparation and implementation. By the “quality of management” notion in the study it is proposed to understand the totality of objectively existing properties and characteristics of enterprise management system which adequately reflects all aspects of its activities and contributes to the efficiency of enterprises development and competitiveness.
Purpose The paper identifies the factors that shape the intensity and perceived effectiveness of communications between heads of manufacturing units of multinational corporations (MNCs).
Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on a survey of heads of MNCs’ manufacturing subsidiaries in Russia.
Findings We found that the intensity of most inter-unit communication channels depends on the speed and magnitude of the changes experienced by manufacturing subsidiaries in products and production technologies. The assessment of the efficiency of a communication channel with high media richness strongly correlates to the intensity of its use.
Practical implications Subsidiary managers are quickly mastering most easy-to-use channels (i.e., e-mail exchange, talking on the phone, reading corporate magazines) by themselves, but are minimizing their participation in time-consuming activities (i.e., corporate-wide and special conferences, arranging informal meetings with foreign peers) unless they have to manage rapid changes in products and production technologies. Thus, to intensify the voluntary use of inter-unit channels with high media richness, headquarters should instill in subsidiary managers the value of cooperation between manufacturing units. Moreover, the effectiveness of inter-unit channels with high media richness should be properly demonstrated to subsidiary managers to assuage their initial reluctance.
Originality/value This paper presents communications between manufacturing units of multinational corporations not as the transfer of abstract knowledge but as routine processes of exchange of detailed information on valuable improvements of the existing practices and solutions to technical and organizational problems common in facility development and mastering new products.
Raising labor productivity and employee performance are priorities for the development of Russian knowledge economy. The article offers the evaluation methodology of the internal environment maturity based on the six-factor maturity model developed by the author. The results of the research show the impact of maturity level on employee performance (revenue per employee). The evaluation of the maturity level of the internal environment governance is significant for the companies with prevailing or growing share of intellectual capital in the value added, namely in innovative and knowledge-intensive sectors, e. g. radio electronics. Each factor is evaluated on a 0–4 scale. The survey results show the impact of integral Maturity Index (score sum) on the employee performance. The results also establish that the level of Empowerment deliver the highest impact on performance. Given the low maturity level of this component, even the Open Door Corporate Culture and Communication Transparency being on the high level, the employee performance is low.
The research is based on the case-study of public joint stock company “KAMAZ PTC” which is the largest Russian automotive corporation (the group of companies). The qualitative study was focused on lean production system development within this company. The case revealed factors and conditions, difficulties and effects of the implementation of this management system. Informational base included in-depth interviews with managers of the company, its annual reports, internal (close) documents, web-site, and other open sources. The role of business internationalization was revealed both as an incentive for lean production implementation against the background of increasing competition and as a prerequisite for possible success based on cooperation with world tracks producer Daimler AG. The problems in lean management development determined by weak communications, motivation of company personnel, and Russian labor market features are discussed.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.
портовый менеджмент, показатели деятельности, анализ эффективности, система учета, распределение издержек, методы анализа деятельности портовой системы
At present many industries reveal tendency for setting up of vertically integrated companies (VIC) the structure of which unites all technological processes. This tendency proved its efficiency in oil industry where coordination of all successive stages of technological process, namely, oil prospecting and production -oil transportation - oil processing - oil chemistry - oil products and oil chemicals marketing, is necessary. The article considers specific features of introduction of "personnel management" module at enterprises of oil and gas industry.
vertically integrated companies; personnel management