The chapter focuses on the alternative measures of the relative competitiveness of Russian manufacturing enterprises and on assessing the changes in the distribution of manufacturing firms by those measures between 2005 and 2009.
Analyzed campaigns of German and Russian sociologists to problems of values in transformed societies. The special attention is given to problems of values of the market and a place of youth in system of market relations.
Chapter examines models of interaction between business and government of different levels comparing western and eastern parts of Russia on the basis of Russian enterprises survey data. In addition, we analyze the changes in the models of interaction between business and government in Russia comparing the results of two surveys of enterprises that characterize the behavior of enterprises before and after the crisis of 2008–2009.
In this paper we analyze the impact of financial and non-financial performance of Russian companies on the likelihood of corporate fraud. By constructing a regression model it was proven that the main factor indicating the presence of fraud in the company is an increase of the relationship between Sales General and Administration costs and amount of sales. The results of the study can be used as a basis for development of a methodology to identify and prevent fraud.
Emerging markets have become a key driver of the global economy, and firms operating in emerging markets are developing into leading global players in different business segments and industries worldwide. The VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment requires highly developed firm competitiveness, which explains the interest in this research topic. Russian companies are increasingly involved in globalization, which pushes them to look for new ways of upgrading their competitive advantages by developing their strategic capabilities. This paper presents the theoretical framework of developing firm competitiveness through the development of strategic capabilities and emphasizes their role in strengthening firms’ competitive advantages. The empirical part of the study investigates the key strategic capabilities of Russian firms in the high-tech industry. The three most important capabilities have been identified: diversification capability, product/service development capability and professional teambuilding capability. The research results have practical implementations and can be used by Russian firms as the key factors of increasing their competitiveness, and responding to the new environmental challenges struggling for high positions in the emerging and global markets.
Organization and management in Russian companies - Comparative analysis of Eastern and Western regions based on micro data.
Chapter 1: Corporate governance system
Chapter 2: Human Resources and Labor Management
Chapter 3: Welfare
Chapter 4: Marketing
Chapter 5: Transportation / Logistics
Chapter 6: Business-State relations
Chapter 7: Economic sanctions
Appendix A: Outline of ERINA company survey
Appendix B: Survey results on investment, finance, foreign relations and Far East development
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.