Against the backdrop of ancient cultures, a communist legacy and eventual institutional atrophy, many of the societies of Central and Eastern Europe have pursued aggressive development trajectories since the early 1990s. This part of Europe is now characterized by a rising economic heterogeneity and a rapidly changing socio-cultural context, underscored by waves of restructuring, privatization, increasing foreign direct investment and an emerging individualism. While there has been a growing interest in the transition economies in the past number of years, the contemporary nature of human resource management in these societies is not well-documented.
This long-awaited text seeks to chart the contemporary landscape of HRM in this region. In doing this, it describes key aspects of the transition process as experienced in each of the economies under consideration, as well as describing key legislative and labour market developments and reforms. Finally, it discusses key trends in HRM policy and practice.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction: Traditions and Transitions in HRM in Central and Eastern Europe
Michael J Morley, Noreen Heraty & Snejina Michailova
Chapter 2 Human Resource Management in Estonia
Chapter 3 Human Resource Management in Latvia
Anita Lanka & Iveta Serzante
Chapter 4 Human Resource Management in Lithuania
Chapter 5 Human Resource Management in Poland
Czeslaw Szmidt, Tadeusz Listwan & Aleksy Pocztowski
Chapter 6 Human Resource Management in the Czech Republic
Chapter 7 Human Resource Management in Slovakia
Anna kachanakova & Jana Blštáková
Chapter 8 Human Resource Management in Hungary
Chapter 9 Human Resource Management in Slovenia
Chapter 10 Human Resource Management in Romania
Chapter 11 Human Resource Management Bulgaria
Chapter 12 Human Resource Management in Russia
Chapter 13. Themes In Central and Eastern Europe
Chapter 14: Afterword - the future (2000 word summary plotting future trends)
Michael Morley is Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management and Marketing at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Noreen Heraty is Assistant Dean for academic Affairs and Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Snejina Michailova is Professor of International Business at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand.