1st Edition

Managing Human Resources in Central and Eastern Europe

    336 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    336 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.


    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

    Ruth Alas

    Chapter 3 Human Resource Management in Latvia

    Anita Lanka & Iveta Serzante

    Chapter 4 Human Resource Management in Lithuania

    Asta Pundziene

    Chapter 5 Human Resource Management in Poland

    Czeslaw Szmidt, Tadeusz Listwan & Aleksy Pocztowski

    Chapter 6 Human Resource Management in the Czech Republic

    Joseph Koubek

    Chapter 7 Human Resource Management in Slovakia

    Anna kachanakova & Jana Blštáková

     Chapter 8 Human Resource Management in Hungary

    Jozsef Poor

    Chapter 9 Human Resource Management in Slovenia

    Ivan Svetlik

    Chapter 10 Human Resource Management in Romania

    Corina Sisca

    Chapter 11 Human Resource Management Bulgaria

    Elizabeth KirilovaVatchkova

    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.