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Predatory Raiding in Russia: Institutions and Property Rights After the Crisis

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  • Ararat Osipian

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The Russian economy faces serious challenges when it comes to such issues as legitimacy of property and protection of property rights. This paper considers institutional aspects of raiding, including the role of Commercial Arbitration Courts and bankruptcy procedures in Russia. It concludes that raiding in Russia has a predatory character not because raiders prey on the weakest, failing, bankrupting businesses, but because they attack healthy and profitable enterprises, firms in temporary financial distress. Raiders use unclear ownership structure of attractive firms and buy necessary decisions from corrupt bureaucrats instead of waiting for a financial crisis to come.

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  • Ararat Osipian, 2012. "Predatory Raiding in Russia: Institutions and Property Rights After the Crisis," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(2), pages 469-480.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:46:y:2012:i:2:p:469-480
    DOI: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624460222
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    1. Ichiro Iwasaki, 2015. "Global Financial Crisis, Ownership Change, and Corporate Governance Evolution Firm-Level Evidence from Russia," KIER Working Papers 925, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
    2. Iwasaki, Ichiro, 2016. "The Evolution of Corporate Governance in the Global Financial Crisis : The Case of Russian Industrial Firms," CEI Working Paper Series 2016-7, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.

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