Agents of Change or Unchanging Agents? The Role of Lawyers within Russian Industrial Enterprises
Kathryn Hendley, Peter Murrell and Randi Ryterman ,
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Law and Social Inquiry

The transition from state socialism toward market capitalism has led to an almost endless supply of new laws and legal institutions. Industrial enterprises need to adapt to this new institutional regime. In-house lawyers are well placed to be agents of change in facilitating this adjustment. Using survey data from 328 Russian enterprises, the article examines the role of company lawyers, asking whether they have fulfilled this potential. Legal expertise is not in short supply, but lawyers are marginalized within the enterprise.

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