The relationship between meaning of working and socioeconomic transformations: The case of post-communist Russia

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Abstract

The problem and the solution. This article discusses how the meaning of working is changing in Russia as a result of rapid socioeconomic transformations that started after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Results of the review of academic books and articles related to work values and meaning of working published by Russian and Western scholars are presented.The article introduces three stages of socioeconomic transformation and discusses the link between these stages and the changes in meaning of working dimensions, such as centrality of work, valued work outcomes, and attachment to work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-234
Number of pages17
JournalAdvances in Developing Human Resources
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Meaning of working
  • Russia
  • Socioeconomic transformation

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