Case Study 14

Problems and Issues of Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies: Russian Example

The Russian Economy in Transition

The early 1990s witnessed a dramatic transformation of the Russian economy. It started with the dismantling of the command (centrally planned) economy, which was a hallmark of the erstwhile Soviet Union. This was gradually replaced by a market-driven economy operating on the basis of market forces and private property. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian Federation became an independent country. Russia that was the largest of the fifteen republics, which made up of the pre-1991 Soviet Union accounting for over 60per cent of the GDP and half of the Soviet population, had to ensure the transition ...

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