Zankovsky, Anatoly Nikolaevich – Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor, Senior Staff Researcher of the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
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Three samplings of managers from Japan, Germany and Russia were offered to fill the H. Mirel and G. Garret scale of the protestant labor ethics in order to compare the value images of labor in the management cultures of these three countries. The results showed significant differences in labor ethics among these groups. The hypothesis that German and Japanese managers differ from their Russian colleagues by higher labor morale was not confirmed. The results turned out to be quite unexpected: the Russian managers showed significantly higher commitment to labor values. Factor analysis revealed differences in the structure of dominating factors and deep principles lying in the basis of the value systems of the managers of these three countries.
Key words: labor ethics, management culture, values of labor, cross-cultural research.