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Family business in Russia: The path to middle class

Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002
British Journal of Sociology. 2001.  Vol. 52. No. 2. P. 249-269. 
Aspects of the emergence of an entrepreneurial middle-class in Russia are explored via a series of interview-based case studies. The origins of those studied in the professional or highly skilled workers in the former Soviet Union are noted. The complexity and fragility of the circumstances of these entrepreneurs are revealed and it is suggested that commentary in both Russia and the West that pins its hopes for social stability on the emergence of a new property owning middle class in Russia are, at best, premature.