Strategy, Structure and Performance in a Transition Economy

An Institutional Perspective on Configurations in Russia

  • Authors
  • Tobias Weigl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Pages 1-11
  3. Pages 177-221
  4. Pages 275-283
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-384

About this book


Being one of the biggest transition markets, Russia plays an increasing role within the global economy. Non-Russian firms are expanding into Russia in order to exploit the abundant growth opportunities. Simultaneously they face stronger competition in their home markets due to the entrance of global Russian players which try to explore opportunities abroad.

Based on the results of 177 survey responses, Tobias Weigl shows that the simple transfer of managerial and organizational skills, techniques, values and culture from developed countries to Russia is a false assumption among academics and practitioners. While executives from developed markets are driven by a rational economic model, which includes objective rules and arm’s length transaction structures, successful businesses in Russia need to incorporate the remaining influence of collectivism, paternalism and ‘blat’. Thus, successfully conducting business in Russia is based on network capitalism and relationships that co-exist within the pervasive environment of the Russian state.


Internationales Management Planwirtschaft Russland collectivism paternalism strategy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Betriebswirtschaftlicher Verlag Dr. Th. Gabler | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0874-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-5562-9
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