1st Edition

Managing Human Resources in Central and Eastern Europe

ISBN 9780415405614
Published February 20, 2009 by Routledge
336 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

USD $56.95

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Book Description

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

1. Studying HRM in the International Context: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe  2. HRM in Estonia  3. HRM in Lithuania  4. HRM in Poland  5. HRM in the Czech Republic  6. HRM in Slovakia  7. HRM in Hungary  8. HRM in Slovenia  9. HRM in Bulgaria  10. HRM in Russia

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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.