nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2008‒11‒25
two papers chosen by
Anna Y. Borodina
Perm State University

  1. Russia's emerging multinationals: trends and issues By Filippov, Sergey
  2. Problems of Strategic Management Formation in Russian Agrarian Sector By Bannikova, N.; Schuele, H.; Khachatryan, A.; Khachatryan, N.

  1. By: Filippov, Sergey (UNU-MERIT)
    Abstract: The paper focuses on the emergence of Russia's multinational companies. It aims to analyse their motives to internationalise as well as the approaches to internationalisation. While relevance of the theoretical perspectives is highlighted, the intention of the paper is to contribute to the understanding of the present-day phenomenon of emerging Russian multinationals; a phenomenon that has been largely overshadowed by the remarkable rise of Chinese and Indian companies. A special attention is devoted to the R&D activities of Russian multinational companies, and access to foreign technology as a driver of corporate restructuring. A discussion of the challenges and opportunities for host countries and policy implications is provided.
    Keywords: Russia, multinational companies, emerging economies, foreign investment, technology transfer, MNEs
    JEL: F21 F23 L21 O32
    Date: 2008
  2. By: Bannikova, N.; Schuele, H.; Khachatryan, A.; Khachatryan, N.
    Abstract: The rapid changes in Russian agriculture during the last fifteen years require development of particular strategies for efficient farm management. The West-European approaches of strategic management and planning decisions are not directly applicable in the Russian agricultural economy; Russian large and medium-sized agricultural enterprises act on different organisational principles, due to the specific peculiarities of their business mentality. The objective of the research is to adopt modern strategic management concepts to the peculiarities of Russian agriculture and to work out proposals on formation of strategic planning system in agricultural production. To this end it is necessary to define the strategic planning features which take into account the nature of modern stage of the development of Russian economy and the specific character of agricultural production; to indicate the preconditions which promote the wide implementation of strategic planning into economic practice; to establish the features of the concept of strategic planning for agricultural enterprises and to elaborate a methodical set of instructions providing formalized character to strategic planning. Applying the methodologies of monographic research and expert interviews, we conducted the analysis of peculiarities and problems of Russian agricultural production, revealed and systematized the features of development of strategy for agricultural enterprises. Based on the results of our investigation we developed strategic development models for the agricultural enterprises of Stavropol region applying the approach of Strength /Neutral / Weakness (SNW) analysis of the methodology of comparative advantage. The usefulness and empirical value of the developed models have been approved on the example of €܌UCH€ݠagricultural enterprise, which is the first in the region according to effectiveness indicators and the fourth according to its relative size.
    Keywords: Farm Management,
    Date: 2008

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