From the History of State and Business Interaction. Mercantilism and its Varieties in Western Europe and in Russia

#2. Noah’s Caste
From the History of State and Business Interaction. Mercantilism and its Varieties in Western Europe and in Russia

In view of the increasing State’s influence in the economy around the World, especially in 2010s, we start publishing series of lectures dedicated to interaction between State and Business. The author examines the State’s participation in economic life of some countries and beyond national borders, State’s relationship with Private Capital in the conditions of the market economy formation and further internationalization. The term “State capitalism” is becoming widespread again in the World. This is largely due to the increasing number of companies with State participation among the leading transnational corporations, especially coming from emerging economies. The course of lectures deals with the history of interaction between State and Business and is intended for undergraduate and graduate students studying the History of economic Thought and economic policy. It may also be useful for everybody interested in evolution of the State’s role in one of the key areas of its influence — economy.

Elite

#9. Preserving humanness
Elite

The power of elite and its interests affect every person. In the era of globalization it is imperceptible. Influence is unnoticeable, but exists and indirect methodology works well. Then we have to make a question about the possibilities. When the situation is confused, multy-subject and contaminated by information background, to talk about interests and benefits means to condemn oneself to unraveling the Gordian knot. It is much easier to understand the opportunities. Let us throw away doubts – any opportunities will be necessarily used by elite. So what is the elite?

Business in Accordance with the Orthodox World View — Unattainable Illusion or Real Prospect?

#1. Change of Leader
Business in Accordance with the Orthodox World View — Unattainable Illusion or Real Prospect?

The article presents results of empirical studies of management systems and corporate cultures in companies, seeking to build their business in conformity with Orthodox values. The paper offers analysis of the Orthodox Faith key provisions in the context of building the company’s management system. The author demonstrates crucial importance of the leader’s personal position in shaping corporate culture, capable to keep business structure within the moral principles of the Russian Orthodox Church.