Human Resource Management in Russia: Some Unwritten Rules

Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Publikation: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


In spite of the fact that Western companies have been actively developing the
Russian market over the last twenty years, they are still faced with the Soviet-era
heritage in human resource management. This paper gives an overview of the
common Soviet human resource practices of the past. Understanding traditional
human resource practices in the Soviet Union prior to the end of communism will
help practitioners to design human resource management systems for Russia
more efficiently today. Moreover, this article makes recommendations for HR professionals
on some unwritten rules of human resource management, summarizes
current best practices for the recruitment, selection and retention of employees
and helps to reduce potential cultural misunderstandings and conflicts between
the two different systems: market and planned economies.(author's abstract)
HerausgeberDepartment für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Mai 2011


NameWU Online Papers in International Business Communication / Series One: Intercultural Communication and Language Learning

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