Critical Management Research in Eastern Europe

  • Mihaela Kelemen
  • Monika Kostera

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Travelling in Time and Space on the Winds of the Transition

  3. Stories of Change: Organizing Identities

  4. Stories of the Past: Lost and Found Identities

  5. Managing the Transition: Crossovers in Practice and Representation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-270

About this book


The process of transition in Eastern European countries is one in which ideas of the past and present, both local and Western, meet and conflict. Presenting a wealth of new ethnographic and interview-based research, Critical Management Research in Eastern Europe argues that the reform process in Central and Eastern Europe has been dominated by the traditional 'Western' view of management practice. However, this approach overlooks the fact that certain managerial and organizational practices developed in Central and Eastern Europe may still be appropriate and indeed effective within this particular setting. The book brings together authors from both East and West Europe to evaluate how the two systems can best be harmonized, which is particularly important in the context of EU enlargement.


communism Eastern Europe methods transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mihaela Kelemen
    • 1
  • Monika Kostera
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ManagementKeele UniversityEngland
  2. 2.Academy of Management and EntrepreneurshipWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Warsaw UniversityPoland

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