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Working paper

Российский рынок диссертационных услуг

Калимуллин Т. Р.
This study is aimed at the analysis of the reproductive performance of the market for dissertation services in Russia. In the paper empirical findings are presented based on our indepth interviews with actors in this market. Particularly, we describe the mechanism of the reproduction of professional community in Ph.D. and post=doctoral institutions in Russia in 1991—2004. We proceed with discovering historical and social causes of the reproduction of such a market for dissertation services, depict social characteristics and motivation of the key actors in the market (i.e. buyers, suppliers, and brokers). We suggest a typology of actors' actions, including their selection of partners, price making policy, forms of control over agreements [enforcement of agreements], as well as ways of the reproduction of relationships in the market for dissertation services.