Russian multinationals are playing an increasingly important role in the world economy, particularly in some key sectors such as oil, gas and metallurgy. At the same time, Russian multinationals differ in many respects from multinationals from other countries in that they often receive special treatment from the Russian government, and, because of past experiences, international investors are often reluctant to invest in them. This book presents a comprehensive overview of Russian multinationals. It discusses the rise of Russian multinationals, examines Russian multinationals' activities in key sectors, analyses the relationship between Russian multinationals and the Russian government and between Russian multinationals and international investors, and concludes by assessing how Russian multinationals are likely to develop in future.
1. The Internationalisation of the Russian Economy 2. Multinational Genesis 3. Exporting from Russia: The Oil and Gas Industry 4. Establishing Partnerships: High Tech Sector 5. Opening Subsidiaries: Banking Industry 6. FDI from Russia: Metallurgy Sector 7. Acquiring the Customer: Telecom Industry 8. Born to Global Business 9. Strategy Emphasis: Stake of Government or Power of Brand? 10. Boundaries of Russian MNEs. Conclusion: Whither Multinationals?