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Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.Lundgren, Nils-Gustav Olsson, Mats-Olov 2001 (English)In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 53, no 6, 841-867 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published

Abstract [en] : Illustrates the creation of a market economy by showing that no easy procedures automatically lead to that goal; the Russian forest sector is used as a model for all Russian industries. The major obstacle for the forest sector is the existing institutional framework consisting of both formal & informal rules. In Russia, the institutional system adversely affects the new & more market-oriented institutions. Indeed, multiple problems undermine the Russian forest industry. Laws are often ignored, property rights are ill defined, the market does not always determine value, & authorities often fail to prosecute violations of laws. Through a comparative study of the Russian & Swedish forest industries the authors reveal that Russian firms lack funding & bank support, they are more burdened by taxes, & trading is marred by contract violations. Further complicating the issue is Russia's overlapping jurisdictions; the forest sector is regulated by three levels of rules. Consequently, the problems must be solved at three different levels

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages: 2001. Vol. 53, no 6, 841-867 p.

Research subject: Political Science

Identifiers: URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9145DOI: 10.1080/09668130120078522Local ID: 7b678240-c28d-11db-9ea3-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:982083

Note: Validerad; 2001; 20070207 (keni)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

Autor: Carlsson, Lars


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