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11 The Attitudinal Question

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One of the factors limiting Russian efforts in technology is attitudinal. It is difficult to analyze, cannot be measured in economic terms, and is even somewhat speculative, yet it may be the most important of all. Russians have never to the present day fully adopted the modern view that making money from technological innovation is an honorable, decent, and admirable thing to do. In the nineteenth century,  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780262019798 9780262317382 0262317389
Publication:Graham, Loren; Lonely Ideas : Can Russia Compete?; 103; Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England : The MIT Press, 2013
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8182859866
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One of the factors limiting Russian efforts in technology is attitudinal. It is difficult to analyze, cannot be measured in economic terms, and is even somewhat speculative, yet it may be the most important of all. Russians have never to the present day fully adopted the modern view that making money from technological innovation is an honorable, decent, and admirable thing to do. In the nineteenth century, throughout the Soviet period, and still today,biznes, or “business,” has often been seen by Russians as a disreputable activity. Intellectuals (intelligenty) in particular saw (and often still see) commerce as below their

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