INB-355 Term Paper on
Russia & its Car Industry
16 March , 2009
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
Date: 16th March, 2009
North South University.
Subject: Submission of the draft copy of INB-355 Term Paper.
We have presented the spring’09 INB-355 term paper (Draft Copy), which you assigned us to prepare as a course requirement.
This particular report has given us the opportunity to analyze the country risk analysis of Russia. Through this project, we came to know about the real life applications of the theories in the context of Russia that you taught us in the class. We are grateful to you for giving us such an opportunity to learn the materials practically during the course.
We enjoyed preparing the report though it was challenging to finish up to your good taste within the given time. In preparing this report, we have tried our level best to include all the relevant information about country risk analysis of the country assigned by you, and tried to identify different aspects of country risk analysis.
We are indebted to many for providing us motivation and support during the time we were working with this project.
We are very much grateful to XXX, our respective course instructor of INB 355 to assign us this project. Without her excellent explanation of the issues related to country risk, it would have been impossible to finish this project properly in time.
Research Methodology Used
The information has been compiled from authentic and reliable sources like books, newspapers, trade journals, and white papers, industry portals, government agencies, trade associations, monitoring industry news and developments.
Methods like historical trend analysis, judgmental forecasting, and cause and effect analysis have been used in the report for a prudent analysis.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Topic Page No.
INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIA
GAD – GREY AREA DYNAMICS
CAR INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA
PORTERS 5 FORCES
INTRODUCTION OF RUSSIA
Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Josef STALIN (1928-53) strengthened Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize Communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into 15 independent republics. Since then, Russia has struggled in its efforts to build a democratic political system and market economy to replace the strict social, political, and economic controls of the Communist period. While some progress has been made on the economic front, recent years have seen a recentralization of power under Vladimir PUTIN and erosion in nascent democratic institutions. A determined...