This article develops the concept of flexibility in HRM practices which can increase a company's potential to respond to substantial variation in the business environment. It reveals the characteristics of flexible HRM practices in Russian companies in an uncertain external and internal environment. Cranet survey data gathered from October 2014 until March 2015 is used for measuring the environmental uncertainty and flexibility of staffing, training and development, pay, employee relations and communication. A comparison of the flexibility indices for the four HRM practices show a higher level of flexibility in training and development practices. The research results confirm a direct positive relationship between the complexity of the environment and the flexibility of HRM practices.
The purpose of this study is to describe, analyze, and compare the results of an observation of the latest practices of strategic learning in various Russian industrie
What is post-Soviet management? In what ways does it differ from both Western and East Asian management? How did the fall of the communist system affect the production system - the core of modern societies? How are post-Soviet managers coping with a hyperturbulent environment? These questions are asked by researchers and students interested in the areas of comparative management. Answers to these questions are of crucial importance for developing valid scenarios for the global economy
The study present main fundings of a survey in enterprises. We present interconnection between adaptation of enterprises and adaptation of employees in the condition sof extremely unstable economic and institutional environment.
The article serves as an extended introduction to a special issue of International Studies of Management and Organizations devoted to Russian management.
This study uses the case of the Russian economic downturn and promarket reforms to investigate the relationship between market conditions and organizations’ adoption and use of marketing strategies and techniques. We administered a series of surveys to 500 company executives and marketing professionals. We demonstrate that after the initial disarray in the last months of 2008 the economic downturn provoked a shift to the most productive and effective marketing techniques such as the use of the Internet. We conclude that the role of economic conditions is very important in enhancing learning about these techniques and refocusing efforts on the most productive and effective uses of such marketing techniques.
The paper present the changes of management of the national economy in 1990s