A Dominant Archetype of the HRM System in Russian Industrial Companies in Post-Recession Times

International Journal of Human Resource Management, Forthcoming

40 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last revised: 13 Feb 2013

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Igor Gurkov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexander M. Settles

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: April 12, 2012

Abstract

Russian Human Resource Management practices remain durable even with onslaught of economic change and exposure to global HRM practices and international competition. Based on survey results of 201 CEOs of domestic industrial companies located in central region of Russia we identify the resilient archetype of Russian HRM system. Even in companies that have achieved high levels of profitability or those that engage in innovative practice continue to practice retrograde HRM techniques left over from an earlier era. We are able to identify strategic misfits that are a direct result of the continuation of rigid HRM system that prevent the development of an organizational climate to support innovative or dynamic firms.

Keywords: HRM, Russia, upper echelon, survey, CEO

JEL Classification: J21, J31, M50

Suggested Citation

Gurkov, Igor and Settles, Alexander Matthew, A Dominant Archetype of the HRM System in Russian Industrial Companies in Post-Recession Times (April 12, 2012). International Journal of Human Resource Management, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2039033

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Alexander Matthew Settles

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, 105187
Russia
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