The focus of the transitional processes in CEE studies has changed in recent years. One important study area in the transitional processes in CEE is the construction of a globally competitive economy structure and increased efficiency of the rule of law. An important element of the competitiveness of companies is individual competency management. Especially in transition economies like Slovenia, human resources have to be regarded as a key factor for the current and future success of the economy. This article presents the study results that include managers’ opinions regarding the connections between the external and internal drivers of change and influencing competency management in Slovenia
AbstractThis paper investigates the employment growth of small and medium-sized firms that survived the transformation process of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). We find that firms founded in the later period of the GDR’s existence have especially low growth prospects, even 10 years after German reunification. The later phase of the GDR was marked by tightening measures intended to enhance political influence on the planned economy, accompanied by a sharp economic decline. Thus, organizations were more deeply embedded in planning structures that were more rigorous than those present in the first years of the GDR’s existence. We argue that these organizations therefore developed less appropriate practices for coping with a market economy than organizations founded in other periods.
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