Managing Human Resources in Central and Eastern Europe

Edited by Michael J. Morley, Noreen Heraty, Snejina Michailova

© 2009 – Routledge

336 pages | 31 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior