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Vladimir Putin, CEO of Russia Inc. (2005)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Profile of Vladimir Putin"

This paper compares Russian President Vladimir Putin to effective business executives, studying his performance through the same lenses used to assess CEOs of large corporations, and reviewing the degree to which his various constituencies are satisfied with his performance. It also clarifies the peculiar psychological interplay between leaders and their followers and explores the potentially collusive group dynamics between leaders and led.

INSEAD Working Paper, 2005

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