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Strategy, Structure and Performance in a Transition Economy

An Institutional Perspective on Configurations in Russia

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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

About the authors

Dr. Tobias Weigl promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Christopher Jahns am Supply Management Institute der European Business School (ebs) in Oestrich-Winkel. Er ist als Business Development Manager Emerging Markets bei DHL tätig.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Strategy, Structure and Performance in a Transition Economy
  • Book Subtitle An Institutional Perspective on Configurations in Russia
  • Authors Tobias Weigl
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Betriebswirtschaftlicher Verlag Dr. Th. Gabler | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8350-0874-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8350-5562-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 385
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emerging Markets/Globalization
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