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Можно ли спасти российскую лёгкую промышленность?

Экономическая социология. 2014. Т. 15. № 2. С. 137-143.
Решетеева Р. И.

The regular workshop “Economic Policy during the Transitional Period”,  organized by professor Gregory Yasin (academic supervisor of the Higher  School of Economics), was held on January 30, 2014. At this workshop  professor Vadim Radaev (first vice-rector of HSE) delivered a report on  “Is It Possible to Save Russian Apparel and Textile Industry?”, initiating a  discussion of the current problems faced by the industry and development  perspectives. Prominent experts in this sphere took part in debates on the  future of Russian apparel and textile industry: Vugar Isaev (president and  founder of the chain stores “Snezhnaya Koroleva”), Andrei Razbrodin  (president of The Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light  Industry, board member of The Russian Union of Industrialists and  Entrepreneurs), Andrei Yakovlev (director of the Institute for Industrial and  Market Studies). The central issue discussed at the workshop dealt with the reasons of the Russian textile and apparel industry  survival after Soviet Union collapse despite sharp productivity decline. Nevertheless textile and apparel  industry still vulnerable, facing the risks posed by global competition. Vadim Radaev suggests modernization  strategies for textile and apparel, facilitating its growth. Do we have chances to enter in global supply chains?  What role should government and companies play in this process? This article provides an overview of answers  to those questions.