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Inward entry of Japanese banks into the Russian market

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  • Victor Gorshkov


    (PhD student, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University)

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    The paper represents a case study of Japanese banks operating on the Russian banking market. We particularly analyze motivation, organizational representation, entry modes and strategies of Japanese banks. We argue that in case of Japanese banks both the specificity of the home country (Japan) (relationship banking, main bank system) and host country (Russia) indeed plays an important role in expanding their businesses abroad. The shares of Japanese banks in total banking assets, deposits and lending rate of the Russian banking sector remain low, and in general Japanese banks in Russia might be regarded as “followers” of the Japanese business in Russia. Meanwhile, we also provide evidence that PULL factors are the driving forces providing reasoning for the exceptions from this rule in the behavioral patterns of Japanese banks. The paper summarizes history of foreign expansion of Japanese banks into the Russian market and aims to conduct analysis under the framework of the multinational banking theory.

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    Paper provided by Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research in its series KIER Working Papers with number 864.

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    Length: 19pages
    Date of creation: May 2013
    Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:864
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