The module covers the problems of sustained economic growth, including allocation, accumulation, depletion and mobility of natural, physical and human resources in Russia. From the Soviet heritage through the transition period to modern times we survey the political and social background of economic policies. Given path dependent industry structure and social preferences for redistribution we analyze competition and regulatory policies, institutional and structural reforms, fiscal and monetary policies helping students to appreciate the impact of economic environment on strategic and operational managerial decisions in Russia.
Course № 2 “Russian Culture in Business Context” (12 contact hours).
Russian Business Traditions: Built-in and Newly Established .
Foreign stereotypes and clichés of Russia and Russians;
Russian moral values and norms of behavior;
Domestic and foreign partnerships and joint ventures;
Cross-cultural communication and international projects;
Business à la russe: An insight.
Course № 3 “Russian Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities” (24 contact hours).
Russian corporate sector was formed just 25 years ago and had to survive uneasy years of the country’s transition from planned economy to market economy, but does this mean that there was no management tradition and practice in Russia before 1991? Which experience and best practices did Russian firms adopt in 1990s and developed through 2000s? What is the current business environment and infrastructure of corporate governance and strategic management in Russia? These and many other questions will be set and answered during a short course “Russian Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities”. Along with traditional classes, interactive discussions and analyzing business cases, the course includes site-visits to Russian companies of various industries and scale of operations and detailed dialogues with their founders and top-managers.
TWO COMPANY VISITS
Course № 4 “Government-Public Relations and Lobbying” (10 contact hours).
The module has both theoretical and practical application. The module goal is to provide business professionals with the knowledge of various lobbying tools and techniques used by businesses to promote and defend their interests towards all public actors in Russia. It will cover main issues public affair team member has to deal with in Russian business realities as well as deliver a complete set of competences and skills necessary to increase company public reputation and boost local support of authorities. The practice of lobbying actions of Renault Russia will be presented with description of unique cases that ensured the company business success in Russia.
Course 5 “Russian Taxation” (24 contact hours).
The course «Taxation » is aiming at specifics of the Russian Taxation and Regulations.
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