Cesky Telecom dials up HR help

Brian Beal (Self‐employed writer based in Rochdale, UK.)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Publication date: 1 June 2006



Analyses the effects on human‐resource management of the privatization of the Czech Republic's former state‐owned telecommunication monopoly, Cesky Telecom.


A review of an article based on a research that used a qualitative approach that supported an in‐depth case‐study analysis.


Finds that management strategies at Cesky Telecom exhibited some similarities with those of western telecommunication companies facing similar deregulation issues, but these processes were tempered by country‐specific historical and institutional factors.

Practical implications

Constitutes a useful source of information for human‐resource management (HRM) specialists who wish to manage workers in the Czech Republic.


Provides a case study in an important strategic sector that has undergone large‐scale change.



Retraction notice

The Publisher wishes to retract the precis article “Cesky Telecom dials up HR help: Confronting an employment-relations challenge in eastern Europe”, published in Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 14 No. 4, 2006. It has come to the attention of Emerald Publishing that this precis article contains large sections of unattributed text taken from the original research article “Management strategies in transitional economies: organizational restructuring and employment relations at Cesky Telecom” by Peter Ross, published in Employee Relations, Vol. 28 No. 2, 2006.

Precis articles are intended to summarise original academic research articles for a different audience, and should not include verbatim passages from the original articles. This error occurred due to a miscommunication in the commissioning process.

To avoid any repeated incidents of this nature, Emerald has fully revised its guidelines and briefed its Commissioning Editors. Human Resource Management International Digest sincerely apologises to the original authors and its readers for this error. The original article can be viewed here: 10.1108/01425450610639392.


Beal, B. (2006), "Cesky Telecom dials up HR help", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670730610666292

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