Isolde Brade / Arne Sünnemann / Michael Anz: Russland. Aktuelle Probleme Und Tendenzen, Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut Für Länderkunde 2004
Kandels, Martin, Journal for East European Management Studies
Isolde Brade / Arne Sünnemann / Michael Anz: Russland. Aktuelle Probleme und Tendenzen, Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde 2004
Russia's economy is booming. Six years of economic growth with an enormous increase of the gross domestic product, the enlargement of foreign portfolio investments as well as a permanent lowering inflation rate since 19981 reveal the ideal basis for potential foreign investors and their business activities in Russia. The forthcoming joining of the Word Trade Organization improves these possibilities decisively. Beside chances for companies relating to the raw material and the energy sector, manifold possibilities are given to companies dealing with mechanical engineering, metal processing, the IT-business and all different spheres of consume.
In order to have a successful business activity in Russia, it is essential to understand local peculiarities as well as their origins. The numbers of publications related to these topics have been increasing since the rise of Russia's popularity in the latest years. Some books deal with a broad overview, whereas other publications give an insight in a very specific topic. The book written by Isolde Brade, Arne Sünnemann and Michael Anz investigates Russia's socio-geographical and economic development since 1991. These issues enable a broad overview of current developments in Russia and its people.
The book is divided into nine chapters. The first chapter gives a survey of geographical information about Russia. A map therefore shows the subdivision of the Russian Federation into its federal districts, followed by a tabulated overview of different characteristics, such as population density, main branches of industry and enumeration of important cities complete this chapter. The Chapters 2-8 then draw a picture of Russia's development since the 1990s. Each chapter contains information to a specific issue: form of government and political subdivision, population, settlement structure, infrastructure, economy, social situation and ecology.
The authors provide all necessary information on a few pages (each chapter contains 10-20 pages) and enable an overall view without being too detailed. Brade, Siinnemann and Anz use lots of statistics, maps, charts and tables. …