Human Resource Management In E


Political and economical context 4
Educational system 5
Cultural aspects 6
Business environment 7
3. EASTERN EUROPEAN HR PRACTICES 9
Recruitment 9
Compensation 9
4. EU ENLARGEMENT 11
5. AN EASTERN EUROPEAN HRM MODEL? 13
6. CONCLUSIONS 15
Ideas for future research 16
7. BIBLIOGRAPHY 17

1. Introduction


Many Western firms are rapidly investing in, or forming joint ventures with, firms in Eastern European countries. Despite the growth in Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Eastern Europe, Western managers know relatively little about the Human Resource Management (HRM) practices of these countries. In this paper HRM practices are discussed in Eastern European states, such as ...

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is analyzed, in which several aspects are covered, such as political context and history. The emphasis lies on culture and (possible) implications for business, and HRM specifically. Secondly, specific Eastern European HR practices are dealt with in chapter three. Here too, several topics are analyzed. In the fourth chapter the implications of EU enlargement are considered in relation to Eastern Europe. As many of these countries are potential candidates for a membership of the EU, the necessary changes and implications are investigated. Based on all the forgoing, an attempt is made to establish an Eastern European HRM model in the fifth chapter. Finally, in chapter six, conclusions are given followed by directions for future research.

2. Environment


The analysis of the environmental aspects of Eastern Europe include the following aspects:

History
Political and economical context
Educational system
Cultural aspects
Business environment

History
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by a centralized bureaucracy in which rivalry between enterprises for resources led to unnecessary hoarding of materials.
The history of Eastern Europe still impacts today's business operations. Many personnel directors and executives have their jobs because of Party connections rather than technical expertise. Creativity and original thinking was not encouraged or reinforced under the centralized government control. Top down communication was the norm. Common US practices such as MBO or 360-degree feedback, or Western European structures such as strong employee involvement or self-management work teams will not be easily transferred to the Eastern European work environment. ...

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