Organizational hybridity and the evolution of the Kontinental Hockey League
This paper employs an institutional logics approach to review the first ten years of operations of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In doing so, we reveal how the KHL has integrated different practices from its rival, the National Hockey League, while also being influenced by traditional organizational practices and logics in the established Russian hockey system. Results reveal how the KHL has functioned as a hybrid under pressures from multiple logics, which has implications for the League as it continues to evolve and develop. The paper makes several important contributions to the literature. First, using Russian sources, it provides a comprehensive overview of KHL operations. Second, it shows how institutional logics across cultures can influence organizational operations, by examining an organization that has integrated both Western and Eastern European logics. Third, it furthers research examining the unique nature of sport organizations which may possess its own unique logics.
The article presents the results of a survey of the Russian fast-growing innovative companies participating in the national rating “Techuspekh” (rating ‘TechUp’). As a part of the study, we 81 surveyed companies and interviewed the company’s ten executives. The aim of the researchers was an analysis of the development of export companies and solving their organisational and management problems. More than half of the companies consider the domestic market as a priority. However, despite this, three-quarters of firms operate in foreign markets. The share of exports in revenue is still small and averages 10 per cent. It seems that companies are more likely to probe foreign markets. Financial terms of supply, organisation of after-sales service, advertising and work with the brand remain the weak side of exporting companies. The main directions of organisational and managerial changes in these companies over the past three years were: scaling of production capacity, digitalisation of business, development of HR-system and development of work with consumers. Among the main organisational problems to be solved in the future, the companies mentioned the weak development of sales in foreign markets, the problems of stimulating and motivating staff, and the lack of efficiency of existing business processes. At the same time, many of the surveyed managers do not pay enough attention to the systematic work on the analysis of changes in the organisational and managerial environment of the company and the planning of measures to improve it.
Despite the prevalence of professional sport in contemporary societies, there is little known by academics about professional sports consumers. We know much more about other cultural domains, such as music and the arts. This study examines consumption and sport in Canada to further understand how patterns of sports consumption fit into broader leisure lifestyles. Through investigation of how five professional sports leagues in Canada are consumed, this paper draws conclusions about the lifestyle of these consumers to assess which prevailing theories of cultural consumption are most useful for this segment. By utilising latent class analysis and regression modelling, this paper finds that cultural omnivores are the most likely consumers of these leagues. This group also maps onto theorisations of omnivores as high-status persons. Additionally, this paper suggests that theories of cosmopolitanism in omnivorous consumption may have particular salience for the Canadian case.
The article investigates the financial resource management for the development of mass and elite sports at the regional level. The authors used statistical data of the Ministry of Sports that include 28 socio-economic indicators and 39 indicators of sports development in 82 regions for 2012 — 2015. A model of sports development was built using PLS-SEM method. We identified the following latent variables: economic development of the region; funds allocated to sports development; availability of resources; development of mass sports; development level of professional sports; results in elite sports, results in adaptive sports. The level of regional economic development affects the amount of funding allocated to the sports, which in turn determines the availability of resources. Availability of resources affects the success in the development of mass and professional sports. Success in professional sports determines results in great sporting achievements and adaptive sports. Structural modelling allowed us to identify measurable indicators of resources (model inputs) and results of sports development (model outputs). The authors assessed the effectiveness of transformation of inputs into outputs using DEA method. We investigated two models. The first one uses the indicators of mass sports development as outputs, the second one uses the indictors of professional sports development as outputs. The inputs of both models are the indicators of financial resources for sports. The simultaneous review of the effectiveness of two directions allows to emphasize the features of each region and evaluate balance in the development of mass and professional sports. The modelling results allow to identify several groups of regions with similar parameters, which may be due to their similar locations.
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