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Russia’s war with Ukraine is to acquire military industrial capability and human resources

Vol. 10, No 4, 2017

 

Jokull Johannesson

 

School of Business and Law, University of Agdar

Norway

jokull.johannesson@uia.no

 

 

Russia’s war with Ukraine is to acquire military industrial capability and human resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract. The Russia-Ukraine war presents a serious challenge as to understanding of President Putin’s geopolitical intentions. This article uses a resource dependence perspective to explain Russia’s motives for invading Ukraine. The invasion is driven by Russia’s resource gaps in military-industrial capacity and human resources, and the fact that these resource gaps could be substantially mitigated by control over Ukraine’s resources. The findings suggest implications for further research, policy and international business developments.

 

Received: December, 2016

1st Revision: January, 2017

Accepted: February, 2017

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2017/10-4/4

 

JEL ClassificationH56, N4, N44, F5, F51

KeywordsRussia, Ukraine, military industrial complex, human resources, war