224 pages | 72 B/W Illus.
It is a widely held idea that Russia has completed its revolution which brought down the Soviet economy, and that many companies after privatisation work as typical western companies. Another belief is that Russia has adopted a market economy but then reverted to authoritarianism. With these two ideas in mind, this book discusses the suggestion that the key element of post-Soviet economic and political reforms in the last two decades was the redistribution of assets from the state to oligarchs and the new elite. It looks at why most Russian companies could not achieve strong long–run corporate performance by analysing in detail a range of different Russian companies. The book is a useful tool for understanding the future prospects for Russian business.
Introduction 1. Russian Revolution or Redistribution of Rights 2. Winners and Losers in the Privatisation Game 3. How Successful are Russian Companies? 4. Getting into Russian Firms 5. Avtoelektronika 6. Avtovaz 7. Kondrovo Paper Company 8. Norilsk Nickel 9. Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill 10. What Can we Learn about Russian Firms: Success and Failures 11. Can Russian Oligarchs Survive the Global Crisis 12. Conclusion: What will Russia do? Afterword