Longtime management scholar, educator, consultant, and businessman Andrzej Kozminski has drawn on his extensive, practical experience to provide this comparative analysis of recent changes in management in Central and Eastern Europe and in highly developed, Western countries. He provides numerous, concrete examples of enterprises operating in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, including joint ventures and Western enterprises. Strategies, management cultures, and managers are compared as Kozminski formulates viable strategies and business opportunities for Western companies.
Andrzej K. Kozminski is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management and Organization Department at the School of Management at Warsaw University, Poland. He is the Director of the Warsaw University Post Graduate International Management Program and President of the International Business School.
"It descends beneath the aggregate level and provides concrete cases about how East European economies are changing. It is refreshing in its evidence and original in its approach — a fascinating account of East European restructuring. " — Alice H. Amsden, New School for Social Research
"The book leads us to discard ideological media hype, and forces us to assess a rather uncertain future with solid, empirical evidence. It provides insightful, comparative analysis of the important topic—recent management changes in Central and Eastern Europe—within a theoretical framework that incorporates historical context and relevant case studies. The book offers a realistic evaluation of the current transformations of management as well as relevant scenarios of the future. And, it is fun to read. " — Branislav Kovacic, University of Hartford