Title: Human resource management and development practices in indigenous Russian companies and foreign MNCs: a comparative analysis

Authors: Elena Zavyalova, Sofia Kosheleva, Alexandre Ardichvili

Addresses: Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, Dekabristov per., 16, St. Petersburg, 199155, Russia. ' Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, Dekabristov per., 16, St. Petersburg, 199155, Russia. ' University of Minnesota, 310E Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant Street, SE Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Abstract: This study compared HRM/HRD practices of indigenous Russian companies and foreign MNCs, operating in Russia. The respondents included 358 employees from 30 large business organisations in IT and advertising/PR sectors of industry, located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other large industrial centres of the European part of Russia. Statistically significant differences were found among the two groups of companies in approaches to goal setting, decision making, performance assessment, and employee training and development. Implications for HR managers and recommendations for future research are provided.

Keywords: multinational corporations; human resource management; HRM; human resource development; HRD; Russia; foreign MNCs; indigenous companies; Russia; goal setting; decision making; performance assessment; employee training; employee development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2011.041670

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2011 Vol.11 No.2/3/4, pp.179 - 193

Published online: 29 Jul 2011 *

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