Fields in Russian Economic History

  • Jeffrey K. Hass


This chapter sets up the thematic and theoretical background for the book. Field frameworks have developed in the last three decades, and they have provided important insights into the genesis of corporate strategies and structures, reproduction of market logics, and variation across space and time. However, field frameworks normally are applied to advanced and stable Western capitalist economies. Russia provides an opportunity to explore how fields have developed or undergone fundamental changes: in the nineteenth century, in the Soviet era, and after 1989. Further, the Russian case provides examples of the state and international forces shaping fields (in our case, fields of professional discourse and identity). To explore the potential of field frameworks, the authors in this volume use fields in different ways and embed field frameworks in the structures of their narratives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey K. Hass
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology & AnthropologyUniversity of RichmondRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics, Department of Economic TheorySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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