Organizational Forms of Raiding: Client, Organizer, and Executor

  • Ararat L. Osipian


This chapter considers organizational and institutional forms of predatory raiding in Russia and analyzes the business of hostile takeovers. Predatory raiding in Russia is a specific business, connected to other related businesses and state structures. In addition to banks and financial-industrial groups, there are firms that specialize in raiding. Organizational forms of raiding demonstrate the division of functions and include the structural chain that consists of the client, organizer, and executor. In this chain, predatory raiders can occupy any position in this chain or simply play a role of sub-contractors in a hostile takeover. Predatory raiders take over enterprises to own them or to sell them. Due to the violent nature and storming of enterprises by predatory raiders, modern history of Russian raiding movement may be labeled as the chronicles of ancient sieges or the war of high fences.


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  • Ararat L. Osipian
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA

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