The transfer of western human resource practices to Russian subsidiaries

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena (2008) The transfer of western human resource practices to Russian subsidiaries. WU Online Papers in International Business Communication / Series One: Intercultural Communication and Language Learning, 2. Department für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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Using one subsidiary of one international consumer goods company as an example, the author shows the main challenges of HR Management and their consequences for business activities in Russia. This empirical study details HR practices at the Russian subsidiary of one international consumer goods manufacturer with headquarters in Western Europe (hereafter referred to as ABC Russia for confidentiality). The author spent a few weeks in Moscow with the task of 1) reviewing the recruitment market and establishing trends with regard to the availability of candidates, salary movements and turnover of employees; and 2) making recommendations on how ABC Russia should proceed based on the findings. It was a great opportunity to observe ABC Russia employees and partly participate in their daily business; have access to some internal information, especially to HR procedures and rules; talk to some employees and get their impressions on what it means for a well-known international company doing business in Russia. (author´s abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Russia / HR management / HR practices / culture / intercultural communication / recruitment / employment / expatriates
Classification Codes: RVK QV 578
Divisions: Departments > Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunik.
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 09:46
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


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