Towards a New Russian Work Culture: Can Western Companies and Expatriates Change Russian Society? by Vladimir KaracharovskiyTowards a New Russian Work Culture: Can Western Companies and Expatriates Change Russian Society? by Vladimir Karacharovskiy

Towards a New Russian Work Culture: Can Western Companies and Expatriates Change Russian Society?

byVladimir Karacharovskiy, Ovsey Shkaratan, Gordey Yastrebov

Paperback | June 19, 2018

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This innovative book offers a fresh perspective on the national work culture of Russia and the substantial role foreign institutional and cultural impact has had in shaping it. Russia's contemporary work culture is understood as a national system supplemented by new values and attitudes that have been adopted through the mediation of foreign individuals and corporations or in response to the challenges of Western competition. The book argues that the foreign factor triggers change in the landscape of Russia's work culture, the scope of which depends on the type of influence. However, there is a certain core of the work culture that remains resistant to any external impact.

Vladimir V. Karacharovskiy is associate professor and deputy head of the Laboratory for Comparative Analysis of Development in Post-Socialist Countries at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.Ovsey I. Shkaratan is professor and head of the Laboratory for Comparative Analysis of Development in Post-Social...
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Title:Towards a New Russian Work Culture: Can Western Companies and Expatriates Change Russian Society?Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pagesPublished:June 19, 2018Publisher:ibidem PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3838209621

ISBN - 13:9783838209623

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the English editionIntroductionAcknowledgements1. Competition of cultures in the newest international division of labor2. Foreign professionals (expatriates) in national economies3. External and internal origins of the Russian work culture4. The role of foreign and foreigners in Russian state-building5. Demand of the Russian economy for foreign human capital6. Social criteria for evaluating the role of foreign professionals in Russian society7. The cultural distance between Russian and foreign professionals8. Effectiveness of business and cultural exchange in the segment of highly skilled laborConclusionSelected bibliographyInformation about the authors

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This book is by no means just an exposition of yet another point of view on the phenomenon of Russian work culture and its role in Russia's modernization breakthroughs. It presents an unexpected and original approach, an absolutely new perspective on this seemingly old topic. On the one hand, the authors consider Russia's national work culture in the context of foreign influence and test it for resistance to external pressures. On the other hand, they reveal the foreign trace in its fabric?the features that were introduced and internalized in the course of direct and indirect contacts with foreign cultures. For the authors, Russian national work culture is not a finished, static entity, but a dynamic system that is in permanent interaction with (predominantly) Western culture and has largely developed in direct competition with it. It is this approach that makes this book exceptionally appealing.