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Author Grant, Jonathan A., 1963-

Title Big business in Russia : the Putilov Company in late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917 / Jonathan A. Grant
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)
Series Pitt series in Russian and East European studies
Series in Russian and East European studies.
Contents The Rise and Fall of a Rail Manufacturing Giant: N. I. Putilov and the Putilov Company, 1868-1885 -- Engineering Growth: Locomotives, Artillery, and Diversification Strategies, 1885-1900 -- The Russian Krupp: Putilov and the Artillery Business, 1900-1907 -- Banks, Boards, and Naval Expansion: The Question of Bank Dominance, 1907-1914 -- Putilov at War, 1914-1917 -- Conclusion: Between State and Market -- Epilogue: Putilov's Successors
Summary "Jonathan A. Grant has written a highly original study of the Putilov works - the most famous industrial conglomerate in the Russian Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Grant argues that the Putilov Company, which manufactured arms for the Russian state and a wide range of heavy industrial equipment for civilian use, adopted business practices that resembled the experiences of large machinery and armaments manufacturers in Britain, France, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Germany, counter to the traditional and widely held view that Russian capitalism was shaped by the tsarist state's orders and subsidies and that the tsarist system was incompatible with the development of modern capitalism. Big Business in Russia is essential reading for graduate students in Russian and European history and will also appeal to American and European business leaders eager to understand the historical background of the current economic challenges facing Russia."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-196) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Krasnyĭ putilovet͡s -- History.
Firearms industry and trade -- Russia -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822941104
0822972069 (electronic bk)
9780822972068 (electronic bk)