The labor market in Ukraine has evolved gradually. Having passed first from an agricultural state to an industrial one during the time the country was part of the Soviet Union, Ukraine started on the path of a service-oriented economy after the breakdown of the USSR, as the national labor market increasingly become oriented toward such industries as tourism, entertainment, and leisure. Today, more than half the national labor force is involved in the service sector.
Though the Ukrainian labor force is characterized as highly qualified and skilled, the level of labor pay is much lower than in developed countries. Ongoing political and economic instability has led to rapidly increasing labor migration, in which both skilled and unskilled workers leave the country in order to find more reliable sources of income. The countries where most Ukrainians emigrate or go to work for shorter or longer periods of time include Russia, Western Europe, Canada and the United States.
In addition, political and economic realities present many challenges to management on a national level. Exploitation of workers and an extensive underground economy in which workers are "paid under the table," – colloquially described as "salary in an envelope" -- are issues which need to be addressed.
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Brown, David J., and Earle, John S. "Job Reallocation and Productivity Growth in the Ukrainian Transition." Comparative Economic Studies, , Volume 8, Number 2, June 2006. pp. 229-251.
LC Call Number: HC701 .A17
LC Catalog Record: 88656125
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Provides quantitative research results of a study of patterns of job reallocation in Ukraine between the years 1992-2000.
Business development and management education in the context of globalization, edited by Bogdan Wawrzyniak, and Izabela Wallingford Koladkiewicz. Warsaw: Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, 2000. 239 p.
LC Call Number: HD70.P6 B87 2000
LCC Catalog Record: 200137963
A collection of essays discussing problems in the area of managerial education in Ukraine and Poland.
Chu, Hoaquan, and Riboud, Michelle. Pension reforms and growth in Ukraine: an analysis focusing on labor market constraints. Washington, DC: World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, Country Dept. IV, Country Operations Division II, 1997. 46 p.
LC Call Number:HG3881.5.W57 P63 no. 1731
LC Catalog Record: 97177931
Provides analysis of the pension system in Ukraine in the years between1992-1996. Focuses on different scenarios of possible pension system reform.
Hanf, J., and Gagalyuk, T. "Supply chain quality and its managerial challenges -- Insights from Ukrainian agri-food business." Journal for East European Management Studies, Volume 14, Number 4, 2009. pp. 332-356.
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A scholarly article investigating the features of supply chain management in Ukrainian agricultural business. Focuses on operative and strategic types of chain quality management. Research is based on a survey.
Kalantaridis, Christos, and Labrianidis, Lois. "Rural Entrepreneurs in Russia and the Ukraine: Origins, Motivations, and Institutional Change." Journal of Economic Issues, Volume 38, Number 3, September 2004. pp. 659-681.
LC Call Number: HB1 .J64
LC Catalog Record: sf80000461
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Provides the results of research on rural sector entrepreneur behavior in all its dimensions. The areas investigated include Trascarpathia (Western Ukraine), the Republic of Bashkortostan (European Russia), and the Novosibirsk region (Western Siberia).
Labor market reforms and economic growth in Ukraine: linkages and policies, edited by Oleksandra Betliy, Ihor Burakovsky, and Lars Handrich. Aachen: Shaker, 2006. 298 p.
LC Call Number: HD5797.28.A6 L336 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2007385749
A comprehensive study on labor market transformation in Ukraine.
Migration and labor markets in Poland and Ukraine, edited by Krystyna Iglicka. Warszawa: Institute of Public Affairs, 2003. 112 p.
LC Call Number: HD5797.7.A6 M5 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2004359809
A comprehensive study of labor market development in Poland and Ukraine with an emphasis on migration. In both English and Ukrainian languages.
Researches on labor markets and level of life in Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine: methods and results: proceedings of the Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian scientific seminar, Kraków, 14-15 November 1996, edited by Stanislaw Maciej Kot. Kraków: Akademia Ekonomiczna w Krakowie, 1997. 104 p.
LC Call Number: HD5797.7.A6 R47 1997
LC Catalog Record: 00353749
This is a collection of rigorous quantitative research papers on the labor market and quality of life in some post-communist countries including Ukraine.
Rodgers, Peter, Williams, Colin C., and Round, John. "Workplace crime and the informal economy in Ukraine: Employee and employer perspectives." International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 35, Number 9, 2008. pp. 666-678.
LC Call Number: HB1 .J64
LC Catalog Record: sf80000461
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An analytical paper describing an informal sector within the Ukraine labor market. Includes a focus on the analysis of the evolution of labor relations from the Soviet period to present times.
Zelenyuk, Valentin, and Vitaliy Zheka. "Corporate Governance and Firm's Efficiency: The Case of a Transitional Country, Ukraine" Journal of Productivity Analysis. Volume 25, number 1/2. April 2006. pp. 143-157.
LC Call Number: HD56 .J68
LC Catalog Record: 89656514
Also available online in Business Source Complete via EBSCOhost. Subscription resource: Online access limited to patrons onsite. (accessed May 13, 2011).
Empirical study on the correlation between the quality of corporate governance and the relative level of efficiency of firms in Ukraine.