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An integrative view on managerial discretion: A study of a Russian firm in transition

Yuliya Ponomareva and Timurs Umans

Journal of East European Management Studies, 2015, vol. 20, issue 1, 36-67

Abstract: What are the forces that influence strategic managerial decisions in the context of economic transition? In this paper, we analyse how strategic and governance forces influence the degree of discretion perceived by managers operating in the context of the transition economy of Russia. An exploratory case study provides insights about the managerial decision-making process in a transition economy through the exploration of context-specific factors that shape the perceived degree of managerial discretion. The findings of the paper redefine the concept, indicating the existence of a relationship between strategic and governance forces and their joint influence on managerial discretion. Our results provide a number of practical and theoretical implications for the managerial decision-making process in Eastern Europe.

Keywords: managerial discretion; strategic management; corporate governance; transition economies; case study; Russia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L11 P20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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