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


Croucher, R. and Rizov, M. 2011. Employees' entrepreneurial contributions to firms in Russia, 1995–2004. Human Resource Management Journal. 21 (4), pp. 415-431. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2011.00184.x
TitleEmployees' entrepreneurial contributions to firms in Russia, 1995–2004
AuthorsCroucher, R. and Rizov, M.

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.

Research GroupEmployment Relations group
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
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PrintNov 2011
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Deposited16 Mar 2012
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2011.00184.x
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