Hybrid human resource management in post-Soviet Kazakhstan
by Dana B. Minbaeva, Kate Hutchings, S. Bruce Thomson
European J. of International Management (EJIM), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007

Abstract: This paper explores Human Resource Management (HRM) practices in foreign-owned subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and examines the development of HRM and the extent to which practices and policies are reflective of their countries of origin, older-style Soviet and post-Soviet practices, or an emerging Kazakhstan. The discussion is based on findings which utilised a questionnaire-based survey, secondary data and interviews with HR managers. The paper concludes that HRM and employee relations practices utilised are a hybrid of old-style Soviet and Western-based approaches (US and European), and also provided are some implications for theory and managerial practice.

Online publication date: Tue, 06-Nov-2007

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