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Russian or English? Examining the role and importance of the Russian Language in the Russian business of Finnish companies

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.author Bloigu, Katia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-14T11:22:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-14T11:22:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/143
dc.description.abstract Objectives of the study The overall objective of the study is to examine the role and importance of the Russian language in the Russian business of Finnish companies. To meet this objective, the main research question is formulated as follows: What is the role and importance of the Russian language in the business communication of Finnish companies operating in Russian business? Summary The literature review discusses the developments of Finnish-Russian business, as well as the role of language and culture in international business communication. The main research question was examined through an online survey targeted to Finnish companies conducting either Finland-based Russian trade or having their own operations in Russia. The survey explored the role and importance of the Russian language in relation to other possible languages in Russian trade, such as English and Finnish. The respondents were also inquired about the practices of knowledge sharing, and about possible problems encountered on the Russian market. In addition,three semi-structured interviews were conducted to deepen the findings. Conclusions The findings of the survey indicated that Russian language skills are still highly needed and valued by Finnish companies engaged in Russian trade or having direct operations in Russia. It was also found that the English language is used in Finnish-Russian business, and especially in large, multinational companies in their internal communication between the foreign units and headquarters. The tendencies that emerged in the semi-structured interviews support the survey findings. en
dc.format.extent 129
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Russian or English? Examining the role and importance of the Russian Language in the Russian business of Finnish companies en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Languages and Communication en
dc.contributor.department Kielten ja viestinnän laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Russia
dc.subject.keyword Finland
dc.subject.keyword companies
dc.subject.keyword international business
dc.subject.keyword business communication
dc.subject.keyword Russian language
dc.subject.keyword international companies
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201111151055
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major International Business Communication en
dc.programme.major International Business Communication fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon viestintä
dc.subject.helecon communication
dc.subject.helecon yritysviestintä
dc.subject.helecon business communication
dc.subject.helecon idänkauppa
dc.subject.helecon eastern trade
dc.subject.helecon Venäjä
dc.subject.helecon Russia
dc.subject.helecon Suomi
dc.subject.helecon Finland
dc.subject.helecon kansainväliset yhtiöt
dc.subject.helecon international companies
dc.subject.helecon venäjän kieli
dc.subject.helecon russian language
dc.ethesisid 12011
dc.date.dateaccepted 2008-10-23
dc.location P1 I
local.aalto.openaccess no
local.aalto.idthes 12011

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