Catching Up?: Organizational and Management Change in the Ex-Socialist Block

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SUNY Press, Sep 30, 1993 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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Longtime management scholar, educator, consultant, and businessman Andrzej Kozminski has drawn on his extensive, practical experience to provide this comparative analysis of recent changes in management in Central and Eastern Europe and in highly developed, Western countries. He provides numerous, concrete examples of enterprises operating in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, including joint ventures and Western enterprises. Strategies, management cultures, and managers are compared as Kozminski formulates viable strategies and business opportunities for Western companies.
 

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Contents

StateOwned Enterprises
7
Dinosaurs
11
Pretenders
25
The New Breed of Private Enterprise
35
Mom and Pop Shops
48
Growing Sharks
66
Strategies of the StateOwned Enterprises
77
Dinosaur Strategies
78
The Communist Legacy
145
The Work Culture
149
The Roles of Managers
158
Changing Organizational Cultures
167
The Change Agents
181
Lessons for Western Managers
193
Viable Strategies of Western Enterprises
201
Dos and Donts
215

Pretender Strategies
89
Strategies of Private Enterprises
103
Strategies of MomandPop Shops
121
Shark Strategies
131
PostCommunist Organizational Cultures
143
Notes
221
Bibliography
225
Index
235
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Andrzej K. Kozminski is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management and Organization Department at the School of Management at Warsaw University, Poland. He is the Director of the Warsaw University Post Graduate International Management Program and President of the International Business School.

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