Academic journal article Journal of East European Management Studies

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of East European Management Studies

Editorial

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Dear Reader,

the following issue of JEEMS is about East-West cooperation in its various forms. The paper of Peeler Vahtra and Harri Lorentz offers a perspective of East-West coopration with an increasing importance, the operation of CEE organizations in the "West". They present a model for the consideration of organisational governance forms in industrial relationships to analyse Russian Gazprom's operations in Finland. The specific aspect of the case is given by the involvement of a foreign, namely Russian organization in strategic industries as the energy sector. Based on theoretical considerations about relevant strategic alliance decisions the authors interpret Gazproms engagement with the Finnish Gasum.

In their research note, Paul R. Lawrence, Charalambos A. Vlachoutsicos and Snejina Michailova dicuss another issue of East-West cooperation, knowledge transfers. They offer a framework for how Western investors and managers can establish effective working relationships with Locals in the context of the countries of the CEE region. The lessons from Commercial Capital S.A., a leading Greek venture capital firm with long standing experiences in such cooperations are reported and analysed. The firm has developed a comprehensive approach for planning, establishing and managing their investments in these countries by linking mission, goals, organizational structure and organizational culture as components of their overall investment strategy. …

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