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Author Duvanova, Dinissa, 1977- author.

Title Building business in post-communist Russia, eastern Europe, and Eurasia : collective goods, selective incentives, and predatory states / Dinissa Duvanova, University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Collective action in adverse business environments; 3. Postcommunist business representation in a comparative perspective; 4. Business environment and business organization: the quantitative approach; 5. What you do is what you are: business associations in action; 6. Compulsory vs. voluntary membership; 7. Conclusions.
Summary "This book examines the development of business interest representation in the postcommunist countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The central argument is that abusive regulatory regimes discourage the formation of business associations. At the same time, poor regulatory enforcement tends to encourage associational membership growth. Academic research often treats special interest groups as vehicles of protectionism and non-productive collusion. This book challenges this perspective with evidence of market-friendly activities of industry associations as well as their benign influence on patterns of public governance. Careful analysis of cross-national quantitative data that spans more than 25 countries, as well as the qualitative examination of the development of business associations in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Croatia, shows that postcommunist business associations function as substitutes for state and private mechanisms of economic governance. They challenge corrupt bureaucracy and contribute to the establishment of effective and predictable regulatory regimes. These arguments and empirical findings put the long-standing issues of economic regulations, public goods, and collective action in a new theoretical perspective"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Trade associations -- Russia (Federation)
Pressure groups -- Russia (Federation)
Trade associations -- Europe, Eastern.
Pressure groups -- Europe, Eastern.
Trade associations -- Eurasia.
Pressure groups -- Eurasia.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Duvanova, Dinissa. Building business in post-communist Russia, eastern Europe, and Eurasia : collective goods, selective incentives, and predatory states. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013 xxiii, 251 pages ; 25 cm 9781107030169 (DLC)10843187
ISBN 9781107030169
9781139612876 (e-book)

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