Changes in Russian managerial values: a test of the convergence hypothesis?

Yuri Alexashin, John Blenkinsopp

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This paper considers how Russian managerial values are developing in the context of the sweeping economic, political and social changes associated with the transition of Russia to a market economy. By replicating earlier research (Holt et al., 1994; Ralston et al., 1997), it was possible to overcome the weaknesses of previous cross-sectional studies by tracking changes in Russian managers' values over time. The paper concludes that some convergence between the values of Russian and US managers can be observed, but that the form of this convergence is not uniform. In addition, the way in which Russian managers act upon these values in the context of their own national context means that considerable divergence in managerial behaviour is still evident. Implications for international human resource management are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-444
JournalThe International Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005


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