This book is intended as a “practical guide” for representatives of both the private and public sectors outside Russia who wish to participate in business and organize common projects in cooperation with Russians. The book includes the ideas and writings of other researchers of the field, historical analysis, examples from experience, as well as the analysis of interviews with people from the private and public sectors, for whom work with Russians is either an everyday practice or a valuable past experience. All this provides one with a unique opportunity to understand the significance of the factors that lie beyond a strictly professional framework (contracts, protocol, etc.) such as understanding mentality, in-depth knowledge about decision-making mechanisms, other people’s cultural “luggage” and background, etc.
The work focuses on the critical factors for success of projects undertaken in conjunction with Russia and tells us what this optimal form of cooperation looks like. Furthermore, the work focuses on both the private and public sectors, as well as the cooperation between them. As such, this book considers not only the management of international relations but also the various elements of management itself.