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Transforming Management in Central and Eastern Europe analyses changes in enterprises in seven European countries since 1989 - Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia. Economic trends have differed vastly between these countries, but nevertheless, there are common objectives, common problems, and significant similarities in developments. This book shows the continuities, as well as the discontinuities, between the Socialist and the post-Socialist periods. It argues that Central and Eastern European countries are developing a distinctive, hybrid form of post-Socialist economic system, largely dominated by enterprise managers in alliance with state administrationsDSpoliticized managerial capitalism. Privatization has not transformed management practices, competition has.
Roderick Martin is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Strathclyde. Previous posts have included Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Glasgow; Director, University of Glasgow Business School (1992-6); Fellow of Templeton College, Oxford University (1988-91); Professor of Industrial Sociology, Imperial College, London (1984-88); and Fellow in Politics and Sociology, Trinity College, Oxford University (1969-84).
He was the Chairman of the East-West Research Programme, ESRC, from 1989 to 1994, and a member of the ESRC Social Affairs Committee and Research Grants Board from 1986 to 1992. He has held visiting posts at Monash University (1975,1998), Melbourne University (1980), and the Australian Graduate School of Management