Employees' entrepreneurial contributions to firms in Russia, 1995–2004

Croucher, Richard and Rizov, Marian (2011) Employees' entrepreneurial contributions to firms in Russia, 1995–2004. Human Resource Management Journal, 21 (4). pp. 415-431. ISSN 0954-5395

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2011.00184.x

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Abstract

This article examines how employee self-reported entrepreneurial contributions evolved in firms operating in Russia in 1995–2004 and whether changes can be explained by Akerlof's theory of implicit gift exchange in labour contracts. We find that these contributions were indeed influenced by wage premia and shifting work norms, declining by about a half during the period and with a particularly marked fall in contributions by manual workers. The trend was found among foreign-owned, private Russian-owned and state-owned companies. Akerlof's model therefore helps explain Russian workers' changing behaviour.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
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