Culture and modernization in the mirror of Russian and foreign professionals’ interac-tion in multi-national workers’ collectives in Russia


Кaracharovskiy V.V.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. vvk@hse.ru

Shkaratan O.I.

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Tenured Prof. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. ovsey@hse.ru

Yastrebov G.A.

National research university“Higher school of Economics”, Moscow, Russia g.yastrebov@hse.ru

ID of the Article: 5606


For citation:

Кaracharovskiy V.V., Shkaratan O.I., Yastrebov G.A. Culture and modernization in the mirror of Russian and foreign professionals’ interac-tion in multi-national workers’ collectives in Russia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 8. P. 67-77




Abstract

Topic of the study is cross-cultural interactions in the sector of high-skills labor ofthe Russian economy. Mutual assessments by Russian and foreign professionals in multi-national workers’ collectives of business abilities are analyzed, as well as of cross-culturalborrowings occurring in common labor process. Local and universal labor traits are character-ized in relation to Russian professionals’ labor culture, its openness to changes, and potentialimpact on the other cultures. Also, judgments of foreigners working in Russia are studied incomparison to characteristics of the Russian economic culture as ascribed to it in various pe-riods and in various phases of Russian society development. This approach allows outlining aset of Russian economic culture characteristics, which is close to an invariant one – a sort ofits ‘in-modernizing’ core.


Keywords
modernization; professionals; expatsnational labor culture; labor culture; labor practices; values; attitudes
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