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Research Seminar “Starting and Growing a Foreign Business in Russia and Abroad"

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1-3 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is dedicated to pros and cons of doing business in Russia and abroad from a foreign investor’s perspective; understanding of the Russian and the foreign business environment. The goal is to challenge students to shift from being a receiver of ideas, facts, concepts and techniques, to a style of generating ideas, identifying problems, analyzing and evaluating alternatives and thus to develop the most important expert’s skills. The knowledge and skills acquired during the course will be useful to anyone considering international career in a multinational company and to those who prepare themselves to work as consultants and country experts or start their own business abroad.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To highlight pros and cons of doing business in Russia and abroad from a foreign investor’s perspective
  • To develop an understanding of the Russian and the foreign business environment
  • To challenge students to shift from being a receiver of ideas, facts, concepts and techniques, to a style of generating ideas, identifying problems, analyzing and evaluating alternatives and thus to develop the most important expert’s skills
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • to describe political, economic, financial and cultural context of doing business in Russia and abroad, and the unique opportunities and challenges of working in the international business environment.
  • to use statistical data, analytical national and industry reviews, legislation and legal literature and research publications to analyze the current conditions of entering a foreign market and make strategic decisions regarding the ways of establishing a new business in Russia and abroad.
  • to be aware of a conception of current problems facing foreign business, including those problems under discussion among the main participants, and possible methods of their resolution.
  • to critically evaluate analytical and scientific materials on the given issues.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Historical Overview: Brief history of business and entrepreneurship in Russia and abroad
    Main stages of development of Russian and foreign business; Examples of Russian and foreign entrepreneurs activity.
  • Country Profile: Why to enter the Russian or foreign market, drivers offering growth opportunities, challenges of the international business environment
    Principal Economic Trends. Investment Climate: SWOT analysis; legal framework for foreign investors  Business Environment
  • Overview of regulatory Framework in Russia and abroad
    Business Entities. Starting a Business in Russia and abroad (establishing a legal presence): resident vs non-resident, advantages of branches. Foreign Investment procedures. Customs: Importing and exporting. Business and personal taxation, Russian sourced income of foreign companies. Labor relations and social security. Currency regulations
  • Dynamics observed in the key industries
    Oil, gas and mining. Banking, finance and insurance. Pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry  Telecommunications
  • Living and working in Russia: useful tips
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Research project
  • non-blocking Lecture attendance
  • non-blocking Final test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.4 * Final test + 0.3 * Lecture attendance + 0.3 * Research project
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Multinational business finance, Eiteman, D. K., 2007

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Business law, Emerson, R. W., 1997