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Stakeholder networks of foreign investors in Russia: An empirical study among German firms

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  • Dirk Holtbruegge
  • Jonas F. Puck
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    One important success factor of foreign firms in Russia is the establishment of efficient networks with non-market stakeholders. Stakeholder networks may help foreign firms to obtain relevant information, accelerate administrative decision-making and reduce political risks. The objective of this study is to analyze the stakeholder networks between German investors in Russia and their socio-political interest groups. The study is based on in-depth interviews with the representatives of 3 German firms and 16 socio-political interest groups in autumn 2006. The results of a within-case and a cross-case analysis reveal that the development of stakeholder relations is important for the success of foreign companies in Russia. These may differ in size, intensity, density and centrality, depending on the industry and the particular socio-political issues these companies are confronted with.

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Journal for East European Management Studies.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 369-394

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2009_04_holtbruegge

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    Keywords: Stakeholders; FDI; networks; Russia;

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    1. Igor Gurkov & Vladimir Kossov & Sergey Filippov, 2013. "Management practices in Russian multinational subsidiaries: the Case of knauf cis," HSE Working papers WP BRP 13/MAN/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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