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

Citation

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

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.

URL

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

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2011

Journal Title

Human Resource Management Journal

Author(s)

Croucher, Richard
Rizov, Marian