Developments in the Management of Human Resources in Eastern Europe: The Case of Bulgaria

Snejina Michailova, Graham Hollinshead

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    Abstract

    It is clear that, in Eastern Europe, the “paths of transformation” taken both by entire nation states, and by corporations within them are multi-speed and varied. This implies that, at a managerial level, there will be no single set of prescriptions for change that will be useful, but rather that the way forward will needed to be charted with specific reference each organisation’s corporate environment. In this paper, we chart the varying pace of change across Eastern Europe, and then focus upon employment matters in Bulgaria, a country which is regarded by onlookers as being at less advanced stage of adjustment than Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. In examining the detail of approaches to the management of personnel in a large state owned concern, we aim to explore the complexities of adjustment in this field of managerial activity, and extract broader lessons pertaining to corporate management in the transformation process across Eastern Europe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherCEES, Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages28
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
    SeriesWorking Paper / Center for East European Studies. Copenhagen Business School
    Number9

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