What strategies do Russian entrepreneurial leaders use to make their businesses competitive?

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Fey, Carl F.
dc.contributor.author Elagin, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-21T16:03:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-21T16:03:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/39324
dc.description.abstract Due to a highly volatile economic situation, lack of governmental support and young age of market economy, Russia still lags behind western economies in terms of small business development and their contribution to the economy. A large share of Russian companies still employs an authoritarian style of leadership, that was commonly used in the Soviet Union. Still, there are plenty of entrepreneurs who have been able to keep their businesses competitive in a rapidly changing and highly volatile environment of a modern Russian market. They are efficient entrepreneurs who are able to run long-term businesses despite being raised with Soviet authoritarian style of leadership around them and having no business-related education. My research is focused on studying three case companies - three Russian entrepreneurial leaders to find out what strategies do they use to keep their businesses competitive in this volatile environment. Beyond that, I try to study the way Russian entrepreneurial leaders view and understand leadership, what kind of relationships they build with their employees and how different are they from entrepreneurial leaders defined in western business literature. The results show that despite lack of business education and Soviet background, studied entrepreneurs are quite similar to the western scholars’ view on modern entrepreneurial leaders. Their leadership styles naturally evolved to become open, unlike authoritarian leadership still used in many Russian companies. en
dc.format.extent 4 + 67
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title What strategies do Russian entrepreneurial leaders use to make their businesses competitive? en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword entrepreneurial leadership en
dc.subject.keyword entrepreneurship en
dc.subject.keyword leadership en
dc.subject.keyword Russia en
dc.subject.keyword strategy en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201907214386
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.programme Management and International Business (MIB) en
dc.location P1 I fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess yes

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