KS Russian Economic and Business Context

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
2 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Robert Breitenecker 1 hpw HSE Nishnij Novgorod
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Russia/Italy 2020W
  • The students develop and foster their abilities to understand the implications and non-evident issues of business practices in modern Russia.
  • The students learn about the peculiarities of business relations in Russia.
  • The students will learn the models and practical hints to establish and run efficient business in Russia.
Subject The course aims to prepare students for planning and running a venture within Russian cultural and business environment. It covers the numerous aspects of business relations, specific business models and certain attitudes that are inherent to the Russians.

Business relations in modern Russia

  • What are the major behavioral frames in Russian business context?
  • What are the clue values and the expectations of the Russians in business?

Business models in Russia

  • What are the models for running business?
  • What are the models of business partnership?
  • What are the models of B2G relations?

Growing business in Russia

  • What are possible boundaries and obstacles for growing business?
  • How does the role of the CEO changes as business grows?
Criteria for evaluation
Methods Goals to achieve:

  • Cultural Reflection on Russian business context.
  • Knowledge about business models and relations in Russia.
  • Specific attitudes towards cooperation, competition, and conflict within Russian business context.
  • Recognizing cultural differences in establishing and running business and detecting their underlying meaning.
Language English
Study material
  • Aslund A., Guriev S., and Kuchins A. (2010) Russia After the Global Economic Crisis.
  • Kolpashchikov S. (2011) Doing Business with Russia.
  • Ledeneva A. (2006) How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business (Culture and Society after Socialism).
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority