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Is “success” in transformation an unproblematic concept? In this book, Anna Pollert questions the values often hidden in the burgeoning literature on “transformation” and addresses the main concerns arising from these. In exploring the key issues of post-communist transformation, the author discusses important theoretical issues about the nature of change and continuity, such as the historical, socio-economic and political effects of transformation, the broad problems of how workers and their organizations respond to change from command to capitalist economies, and case studies of how managers, workers and trade unionists experience these changes within their organizations. Transformation at Work encompass multidisciplinary approaches of history, political economy, industrial relations and sociology. It will be extremely useful to students and teachers of comparative industrial relations and business studies. ...

Case Studies: Retail Service and Consumer Goods Manufacturing
Case studies: Retail service and consumer goods manufacturing
Introduction

This chapter turns to two sectors, services and the consumer goods industry, whose underdevelopment was the casualty of the over-development of heavy industry during the command economy. In the first study, the retail sector ...

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