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dc.contributor.authorMichailova, Snejina
dc.contributor.authorHollinshead, Graham
dc.identifier.citationMichailova , S & Hollinshead , G 2009 , ' Western management training in Eastern Europe : trends and developments over a decade ' , Human Resource Development International , vol. 12 , no. 2 , pp. 117-133 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 691416
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79956200097
dc.description.abstractThis paper tracks changes in design and implementation of Western management training interventions in Eastern Europe (EE) over a period of more than a decade. The study is based empirically on three management development programmes conducted by Westerners in the transitional environments of Bulgaria and Russia from 1992 to 2003. Departing from existing literature on knowledge transfer from Western to EE, activity theory is used to identify a process of reconfiguring the zone of proximal development of East European managers to conclude that there is a growing desire and assesrtiveness on the part of local participants to formulate their own stretegic and managerial repertoires. At the same time, it is also observed, as a product of Western ideology realting to the transitional process, that there has been empowerment of socio- demographic groupings, who demonstrate consonant ideological inclinations towards Western managerial discourse, most notably young, educated and English proficient individuals.en
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Resource Development International
dc.subjectWestern management training, Bulgaria, Russia, knowledge transfer, activity theory
dc.titleWestern management training in Eastern Europe : trends and developments over a decadeen
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Economy and Business Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
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