Research monograph co-authored by Professor Elena K. Zavyalova was awarded to Best Book of the Year Award by Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD, USA)



The monograph "Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies", co-authored by Elena K. Zavyalova (Professor of Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management Department, Graduate School of Management, SPbU), is awarded with the "Best Book of the Year" award  by Academy of Human Resource Development (USA). The award ceremony will be held on February 15, 2018, at AHRD conference in Richmond, VA.




The Academy of Human Resource Development


The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) was founded on May 7, 1993, to encourage the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.





About Research monograph



The monograph’ chapter "Human Resource Development in the Russian Federation", written by Professor Elena K. Zavyalova in collaboration with Alexandre Ardichvili (professor, University of Minnesota, USA, editor-in-chief of Human Resource Development International), presents a deep analysis of the current situation in the field of human resource development in Russia, including the national policy, HRD-programs and strategies adopted in various companies, education and training at the individual level.


Compared to the pre-reform time, when there were virtually no enterprise-based, in-house training programs for managers and leaders, today LD has become one of the most important areas of focus of HRD work in Russian firms. To provide an analysis of the emergence and the current state of LD in Russian business organizations, authors have started the chapter with a brief review of literature on values, skills, competencies, and development needs of Russian business leaders. This review is followed by a section on LD programs, offered by various types of providers. Next, they have presented the results of our case study research on LD at nine large Russian business companies, representing key sectors of country’s economy. According to authors, Russia is an interesting case study of a rapid evolution and development of the leadership development (LD) field in an emerging market economy.




We congratulate our colleague on the award and wish further scientific and creative success!