Russian Corporate Capitalism: From Peter the Great To Perestroika

Russian Corporate Capitalism: From Peter the Great To Perestroika

by Thomas C. Owen
     
 

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From the three perspectives of geography, economic policy, and ideology, this work examines corporate capitalism under the tsarist and late Soviet regimes. Thomas C. Owen discovers a remarkable history of thwarted effort and lost opportunity. He explores the impact of bureaucratic restrictions and reveals the entrepreneurial capabilities of Russia's corporate

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From the three perspectives of geography, economic policy, and ideology, this work examines corporate capitalism under the tsarist and late Soviet regimes. Thomas C. Owen discovers a remarkable history of thwarted effort and lost opportunity. He explores the impact of bureaucratic restrictions and reveals the entrepreneurial capabilities of Russia's corporate founders from various social groups as well as the prominence of Poles, Germans, Jews, Armenians, and foreign citizens in the corporate elite of the Russian Empire and its ten largest cities. The study stresses continuities between tsarist and late Soviet periods, especially in the persistence of anti-capitalist attitudes, both radical and reactionary. A provocative final chapter considers the implications of the weak corporate heritage for the future of Russian capitalism.

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"This comprehensive analysis of Russian corporate capitalism sheds new light on Russia's struggle to reform."—Perspectives on Political Science

"...an unusual and thought-provoking book...should be read and pondered by all those who seek insights into the propects for the future course of Russian history."—Business History Review

"..Owen demonstrates his mastery of an extraordinarily diverse range of sources, both historical and contemporary."—American Historical Review

"Owen has made a thoughtful and highly informative contribution to the project of rethinking Russian economic history."—Journal of Modern History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195096774
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

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