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Study of the Problems Do Not Exit the International Markets of the Russian Small and Medium Businesses

Student: Artem Churbanov

Supervisor: Mikhail G. Nazarov

Faculty: Faculty of Management

Educational Programme: Master

Year of Graduation: 2014

<p>Relevance of the master&#39;s thesis is that international business is currently on the rise and that it provides technology development, revenue growth , and according to their employees and the general public . If Russia wants to be among the countries with economies in innovation , it must prepare your business in international expansion. Moreover, the innovation is usually originate from small to medium sized companies which have the flexibility to changes in the external environment. Therefore, investigation of the causes of the lack of access of small and medium-sized Russian companies to foreign markets is an extremely urgent task in the framework of modern economics and management. One of the most promising and profitable sectors of modern business is the tourism industry . In connection with the 2014 Olympics and the FIFA World Cup 2018 , this segment of business in an even greater degree of draws .</p><p>The purpose of the master&#39;s thesis is to investigate the causes of absenteeism Russian small medium business to overseas markets by conducting surveys and constructing econometric models.</p><p>To achieve the objectives of the work were as follows :</p><p>&bull; Analysis of the theoretical sources that contain information about the nature of international business, the stages of its formation and its characteristic features .</p><p>&bull; Introduction and study of foreign literature on international business , namely the analysis of the problems of absenteeism research companies to foreign markets , constraints on the process.</p><p>&bull; Study of the existing strategies of penetration of foreign markets ;</p><p>&bull; Research prerequisites Released SME Russian foreign markets by constructing econometric models on the example of the tourism industry ;</p><p>&bull; Development of a questionnaire for domestic companies in order to clarify the reasons for the lack of commitment to internationalization ;</p><p>&bull; Implementation of the survey , the formation of conclusions and recommendations for improving the current situation.</p><p>Scientific novelty : in Russian literature sources is given very little information on research output problems of small and medium businesses to foreign markets. Usually , studies are limited touch problems of large corporations and a reference to overseas studies . Thus, in this paper we would like to analyze the current situation based on real data, and understand the nature of the obstacles hindering the internationalization of Russian small and medium businesses.</p><p>In the study, the reasons for absenteeism Russian small and medium businesses to foreign markets were surveyed entrepreneurs from the tourism industry on the analysis of existing problems related to international expansion. It is recalled that the survey was conducted in accordance with the procedure proposed by F. Schroth and K. courts, but in a slightly modified manner. As a result , there were obtained results which are not completely consistent with the results obtained by the above researchers . The reasons for this are the specifics of the Russian business and the time factor .</p><p>Thus , the main reasons hindering the international expansion of Russian small and medium-sized tourism businesses are:</p><p>&bull; Lack of capital for foreign expansion ;</p><p>&bull; Costs for operations abroad;</p><p>&bull; Cultural and language barriers ;</p><p>&bull; High level of corruption .</p><p>Recommendations proposed in the paper , based both on theory and international business management , and the practical aspects of these disciplines . Recommendations allow the process to solve the problem to adapt to small and medium-sized businesses to the situation that in the future not to spend considerable amounts of resources to normalize the situation .</p><p>Econometric models developed in the work allowed to determine the effect of various factors on the yield of tourism business , which directly affects the willingness of companies to pursue international expansion.</p>

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