Research question, objective and structure
Emerging markets are becoming increasingly attractive targets for foreign direct investment (FDI) (Bates & Buckles, 2017) and among the BRIC countries especially Russia bears interesting investment opportunities. Since the Russian economy only opened up for foreign investment after the breakup of the former Soviet Union (SU) in 1991, the economy is still very dynamic and foreign companies increasingly invest in the country (Schorsch, 2009). After FDI inflow into Russia had been still low in the 1990s, Russia ranked 8th among the world´s FDI recipients in the period from 2001 to 2011 (UNCTAD, 2018).
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