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Corporate Ownership, Leadership and Job Charateristics in Russian Enterprises


  • Moshe Banai

    (Baruch College, USA)

  • Jacob Weisberg

    (Bar Ilan University, Israel)


This study tests the application of the Western theory of organization's ownership in Russia, suggesting that ownership types – such as state-owned and private – influence leadership style and employees' jobs characteristics. A sample of 724 Russian employees in 15 service and manufacturing companies was surveyed. The results indicate that, contrary to Western theories, the leadership in Russian state-owned enterprises tends to be perceived as being more effective than the leadership in private enterprises. Similarly, jobs in state-owned enterprises are more enriched than in private companies. Explanations and implications are provided.

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  • Moshe Banai & Jacob Weisberg, 2005. "Corporate Ownership, Leadership and Job Charateristics in Russian Enterprises," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 3(2), pages 117-137.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:3:y:2005:i:2:p:117-137

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    leadership; job characteristics; state-owned enterprises; private organizations; Russia;

    JEL classification:

    • F - International Economics
    • H - Public Economics
    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics


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