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Russia's emerging multinational companies amidst the global economic crisis


  • Filippov, Sergey

    () (Faculty of Technology Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology)


Internationalisation of Russian companies has become a distinctive phenomenon and has drawn attention of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Newly emerged Russian companies have extended their presence from the nearest former Soviet republics to the advanced markets of Western Europe and Northern America. As most companies in the world, in 2008-2010, Russian multinationals faced the global economic meltdown. Despite the broad interest in this topic, its scholarly examination remains limited so far. This is precisely the objective of the paper. It analyses the impact, effects and consequences of the global economic crisis on international activities and internationalisation strategies of emerging Russian multinationals. The study combines quantitative and qualitative methods. Available secondary data from international financial and business databases and reviews is used. To broaden the insight gained through these quantitative analyses, the paper also present qualitative data - several practical examples of Russian multinationals' responses to the crisis. Further, the interplay between foreign expansion and the Russian government's policies is explored. A number of conclusions are derived.

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  • Filippov, Sergey, 2011. "Russia's emerging multinational companies amidst the global economic crisis," MERIT Working Papers 003, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2011003

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    Cited by:

    1. Satoshi Mizobata, 2014. "Emerging Multinationals in Russia," KIER Working Papers 899, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
    2. Kalman Kalotay & Andrea Elteto & Magdolna Sass & Csaba Weiner, 2014. "Russian capital in the Visegrád countries," IWE Working Papers 210, Institute for World Economics - Centre for Economic and Regional Studies- Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
    3. Anwar, Amar & Mughal, Mazhar, 2014. "Why do Russian firms invest abroad? A firm level analysis," MPRA Paper 58178, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Codruta DURA & Imola DRIGÃ, 2013. "The Rise of Emerging Multinationals from Russia – Models, Drivers and Internationalization Strategies," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(3), pages 387-399, July.
    5. Imola DRIGÃ & Codruþa DURA, 2013. "Restoring the Economic Power of Russia through OFDI Expansion," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(2), pages 227-241, December.
    6. Codruța Dura & Imola Drigă, 2012. "Russian Multinationals in Romania and their Impact upon the Romanian Economy," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 12(1), pages 109-120.
    7. Anna Zubkovskaya & Snejina Michailova, 2014. "THE DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES FROM THE 1990s TO THE PRESENT," Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Faculty of Economics, Vilnius University, vol. 5(2).
    8. Codruța Dura & Imola Drigă, 2013. "The Amazing Universe of Russian Multinationals: New Insights," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 13(2), pages 51-60.

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    global crisis; outward foreign direct investment; acquisitions; strategy; emerging multinationals; Russia; corporate governance;

    JEL classification:

    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance


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