Pay and employee intrapreneurialism in Russia, 1994-2015: A longitudinal study

Croucher, Richard, Morrison, Claudio and Rizov, Marian (2022) Pay and employee intrapreneurialism in Russia, 1994-2015: A longitudinal study. European Management Review . ISSN 1740-4754

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12524

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Abstract

We examine whether a high wage-high employee intrapreneurial inputs model remains a significant feature of the Russian economy. We do so by estimating the evolution of employee ‘intrapreneurial’ contributions to companies in Russia, 1994-2015, using Akerlof’s theory of ‘partial gift exchange’. Akerlof (1982) suggests that employee discretionary contributions to organisational capacities rise when pay exceeds employee perceptions of ‘fair’ pay in comparable employment. Using the extensive Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS), we find that overall employee intrapreneurial contributions significantly declined, 1994-2015, mirroring the declining Akerlof wage premium. Intrapreneurialism in highly-informalized sectors was associated with labour market pressures. We extend Akerlof’s theory to recognize intrapreneurial activity associated with coercive labour market pressures in the secondary labour market.

Keywords:intrapreneurship, wage premium, implicit gift exchange, market pressure, remuneration systems, Russia
Subjects:L Social studies > L140 Econometrics
L Social studies > L310 Applied Sociology
N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
L Social studies > L110 Applied Economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:49038
Deposited On:29 Apr 2022 14:49

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