Konstantin Korotov

It was long believed that entrepreneurship in Russia is close to impossible without government or mafia connections. This case study argues that, on the contrary, "garage-type" entrepreneurship is possible in Russia. For the Russians at Frontstep, the company in this case study, however, there were no how-to manuals to turn to.

Published 01 Nov 2006

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In Fall 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's richest man and the CEO of Yukos, the second-largest Russian oil producer with a market capitalization of US$26 billion, was arrested and thrown into jail on charges of fraud. Several days later he resigned as CEO of Yukos.

Published 07 Jan 2005

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Case Writers: Irina BOUDRINA, Elizabeth FLORENT-TREACY and Konstantin KOROTOV This case focuses primarily on a specific leadership style, based on an underlying system of values. Olga Sloutsker, founder and CEO of World Class gyms, has twin desires—to mother clients and employees, and to “seduce” them.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5180

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Sporting Goods

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It was long believed that entrepreneurship in Russia is close to impossible without government or mafia connections. This case study argues that, on the contrary, "garage-type" entrepreneurship is possible in Russia. For the Russians at Frontstep, the company in this case study, however, there were no how-to manuals to turn to.

Published 06 Dec 2002

Reference 5034

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It was long believed that entrepreneurship in Russia is close to impossible without government or mafia connections. This case study argues that, on the contrary, "garage-type" entrepreneurship is possible in Russia. For the Russians at Frontstep, the company in this case study, however, there were no how-to manuals to turn to.

Published 01 May 2002

Reference 5034

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region Other Regions

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