Interface between Western and Russian Management Attitudes: Implications for Organizational Change

Snejina Michailova

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    The present paper outlines tentative observations and interpretations focusing
    on management attitudes in a comparative Russian/western perspective. It identifies management attitudes and values as relevant factors in understanding,
    designing, initiating and managing organizational change. The assumption is
    that managerial behaviour is of key importance in the process of organizational
    transformation. The paper analyzes a situation in which foreigners have been
    assigned to work in the management group of a Russian organization after a
    large Western European multinational company has acquired an interest in it.
    The paper identifies several major, culturally specific attitudes towards the
    general management approach adopted by the two subcultures within
    management in the studied organization. The paper concentrates on the
    dynamic interface between western and Russian management attitudes and their
    implications for the processes of organizational change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherCEES, Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages38
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997
    SeriesWorking Paper / Center for East European Studies. Copenhagen Business School

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