ISBN 9781855213432,Management Reform in Eastern and Central Europe: Use of Pre-communist Cultures

Management Reform in Eastern and Central Europe: Use of Pre-communist Cultures



Dartmouth Publishing Co Ltd

Publication Year 1993

ISBN 9781855213432

ISBN-10 1855213435


Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)

General science

To what extent and how should the post-communist countries in Europe revive and make use of their older traditions and cultures in their management reform? This book discusses this question. Post-communist countries need new management principles and methods, but simple imitations of German, French, Swedish, American or Japanese models will not work. On the other hand, simple revival of pre-communist traditions may not suffice. Pre-communist cultures in Russia and Poland, a case study of successful pre-communist management in Czechoslovakia, political and social distortions under communism in Russia, Poland and Romania, a more continuous evolution in Hungary are presented. After examining concrete situations, the book explores some theoretical considerations such as whether various deviant activities under distorted systems are adaptive or maladaptive, functional of dysfunctional, with a comparison with insights gained from cases in China, Latin America and Indonesia.