Université du Québec à Montréal
Département des sciences économiques
Case postale 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec), CANADA
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|October 2008||Insider Privatization and Careers: A Study of a Russian Firm in Transition|
with Guido Friebel
in The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn Shaw, Fredrik Andersson, and Till von Wachter, editors
|March 2007||Insider Privatization and Careers - A Study of a Russian Firm in Transition|
with Guido Friebel: w12998
We study how transition has affected human resource policies of a Russian heavy industry firm. Our data set contains personnel files of 1538 white-collar workers over 17 years: from 1984 to 2000. We find career paths before the first year of Gaidar's reforms, 1992, when Russian transition to a market economy began. After 1992, promotions are blocked, because both (i) more managers are hired from the outside, and (ii) fewer managers leave the firm. A possible reason is an extremely weak outsider property rights enforcement in Russia. Keywords: institutional environment and internal labor market, transition to a market economy.
Published: Guido Friebel & Elena Panova & Kathryn Shaw, 2008.
"Insider Privatization and Careers: A Study of a Russian Firm in Transition,"
in: The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, pages 253-266
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.