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A Journey into the Wild East: Leadership Style and Organizational Practices in Russia (2000)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Russian national character, leadership & practices"

Interviews with Russian executives, interaction with Russian participants in various leadership development workshops, and a review of the literature dealing with Russian national character and Russian history provide the database for a number of propositions concerning the relationship between Russian national character, leadership style, and organisational practices. The focus of this study is the changing role of businessmen in Russia. Consideration is given to the transitions that have taken place in Russia and the prospects for change. Differences in mind-set between the younger and the older generation are examined.

Organizational Dynamics, 2000

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