Russian multinationals are playing an increasingly important role in the world economy, particularly in some key sectors such as oil, gas and metallurgy. At the same time, Russian multinationals differ in many respects from multinationals from other countries in that they often receive special treatment from the Russian government, and, because of past experiences, international investors are often reluctant to invest in them. This book presents a comprehensive overview of Russian multinationals.  It discusses the rise of Russian multinationals, examines Russian multinationals' activities in key sectors, analyses the relationship between Russian multinationals and the Russian government and between Russian multinationals and international investors, and concludes by assessing how Russian multinationals are likely to develop in future.

chapter |4 pages


Russian multinationals – where are they from?

chapter 2|29 pages

Multinational genesis

chapter 3|16 pages

Exporting from Russia

The oil and gas industry

chapter 4|15 pages

Establishing partnerships

The high-tech sector

chapter 5|14 pages

Opening subsidiaries

The banking industry

chapter 6|16 pages

FDI from Russia

The metallurgy sector

chapter 7|19 pages

Acquiring the customer

The telecom industry

chapter 8|15 pages

Born to global business

chapter 9|20 pages

Strategy emphasis

Government stake or brand power?

chapter 10|18 pages

Boundaries of Russian MNEs

chapter |5 pages


Whither multinationals?