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dc.date.accessioned2012-02-10T15:58:56Zen
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dc.date.created2009en
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dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_552817.tar;APT-ETAG: b5f94aca3e1904a5c71189f8c24e72c0en
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dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2009.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. Russian officials, entrepreneurs, and scholars of the Russian economy often stress the importance of the development of small and medium-size businesses for diversification of the economy and economic growth. It is believed that Russia's long-term economic success is based on the growth of medium-size businesses as much as on the success of its top corporations. To assess the situation in the medium segment of the economy, I study strategies and prospects for growth of medium-size companies in several Russian regions and their interaction with state-controlled companies and with federal and regional state bodies. The thesis features four case studies focusing on one of the most innovative and lucrative sectors of the economy - machine-building for oil and gas industry, automobile manufacturing, metalworking, and construction. The study of medium-size (second-tier) businesses is intended to both explain decision-making in medium-size companies and contrast it with decision-making in state companies and by state authorities. The case studies are also intended to serve as a litmus test for the general direction of the Russian economy in late 2000s.; The fifteen surveyed companies and other companies featured in case studies are primarily concentrated in the Volga-Urals industrial region of Russia. The study is mostly based on a research trip to the region conducted in spring of 2008. It is based on confidential interviews with a number of business and state decision-makers in the region and on publicly available information in Russian-language business newspapers and magazines.en
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dc.languageengen
dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceCenter for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Masters dissertations, 2009.en
dc.subjectEconomics, General; History, Russian and Sovieten
dc.titleDilemmas of medium-size business as an indicator of Russia's economic policy directionen
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