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The Development of Capitalism in Russia : Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe - Simon Clarke

The Development of Capitalism in Russia

Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe

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Published: 21st December 2006
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This book provides a broad and comprehensive survey of the development of capitalism in Russia from the collapse of the Soviet economic system to the present, and includes the results of substantial new research on the current state of a wide range of Russian enterprises.

Simon Clarke - a well-known authority in this area:


  • surveys the old Soviet system

  • charts the progress through the early post-Soviet period, when neo-liberal theorists' 'shock therapy' did not lead to the immediate development of a capitalist market economy, and traditional enterprises became hugely loss-making

  • considers the crisis of 1998, and its effects, which included the curtailment of speculation, and growing investment in the old industrial sector, which in turn put the new small and medium sized enterprises under increasing pressure

  • discusses the wider theoretical implications of the Russian experience for other transitional economies.

Introductionp. 1
Theorising the transitionp. 5
The contradictions of the soviet systemp. 11
The transition to a market economyp. 13
Integration into global capitalismp. 17
The soviet industrial enterprisep. 21
The external environmentp. 21
Technological legaciesp. 27
Management structurep. 31
Production management and the disciplinary regimep. 36
Personnel managementp. 40
Payment systems and social policyp. 42
The role of the trade unionp. 44
Corporate culturep. 46
Social structure of the enterprisep. 47
The soviet enterprise in the transition crisisp. 49
Russian capitalism on the eve of defaultp. 57
After the crash-the Russian boomp. 61
The corporate management of Russian enterprisesp. 65
Soviet management confronts the marketp. 65
Insider-controlled privatised enterprisesp. 68
Traditional enterprises under outsider controlp. 80
Corporate management in holding companiesp. 86
The role of foreign ownership in changing management structuresp. 108
Corporate management in the new private sectorp. 115
Labour relations and personnel managementp. 126
A portrait of the personnel managerp. 128
The functions of personnel management and the role of the personnel departmentp. 129
Typology of personnel management systemsp. 142
From passive to active personnel policyp. 147
The aims of personnel policyp. 150
Changes in payment systemsp. 162
Approaches to the reform of the payment systemp. 163
Planning and controlling spending on wagesp. 165
Innovation and the dual role of the payment systemp. 169
Labour market pressures and pay increasesp. 180
Conclusionp. 187
Line management: between capital and labourp. 189
The expanding functions of line managementp. 190
The shrinking resources of line managementp. 196
The autonomy of line managementp. 202
Quality controlp. 208
The pay, status and careers of line managersp. 214
Integration of line managers into the management hierarchyp. 217
Conclusionp. 223
The distinctiveness of Russian capitalismp. 227
The struggle for existencep. 227
No change without conflictp. 231
The case-study enterprisesp. 241
Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9780415368254
ISBN-10: 0415368251
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 21st December 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.43 x 23.34  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1