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RUSCORP: A Database of Corporations in the Russian Empire, 1700-1914

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : enumeration data
Creator
  • Owen, Thomas C.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1990-03-02
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
capitalism; corporations; population characteristics
Description
  • Abstract

    The RUSCORP database is a body of machine-readable information illuminating the rise of capitalist institutions in tsarist Russia. Specifically, it presents profiles of all for-profit corporations founded in the Russian Empire (except in the Grand Duchy of Finland) from the time of Peter the Great to the eve of World War I. RUSCORP describes the initial state of these companies at the time of their incorporation as well as their condition in 1847, 1869, 1874, 1892, 1905, and 1914. Major items covered by the data include the amount of basic capital, the number and price of shares, the location of headquarters and main operations, industrial classifications of major economic functions, the citizenship, ethnicity, sex, and social status of founders and managers, and tsarist restrictions regarding the ethnicity or citizenship of stockholders, management, and other key employees. The database also contains profiles of all foreign corporations operating in the Russian Empire in 1914.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: FLA1700: Master File, 1700-1860
    • DS2: FLA1861: Master File, 1861-1870
    • DS3: FLA1871: Master File, 1871-1880
    • DS4: FLA1881: Master File, 1881-1890
    • DS5: FLA1891: Master File, 1891-1895
    • DS6: FLA1896: Master File, 1896-1898
    • DS7: FLA1899: Master File, 1899-1900
    • DS8: FLA1901: Master File, 1901-1905
    • DS9: FLA1906: Master File, 1906-1908
    • DS10: FLA1909: Master File, 1909-1910
    • DS11: FLA1911: Master File, 1911
    • DS12: FLA1912: Master File, 1912
    • DS13: FLA1913: Master File, 1913
    • DS14: FLB1700: Characteristics of Corporations, 1700-1860
    • DS15: FLB1861: Characteristics of Corporations, 1861-1870
    • DS16: FLB1871: Characteristics of Corporations, 1871-1880
    • DS17: FLB1881: Characteristics of Corporations, 1881-1890
    • DS18: FLB1891: Characteristics of Corporations, 1891-1895
    • DS19: FLB1896: Characteristics of Corporations, 1896-1898
    • DS20: FLB1899: Characteristics of Corporations, 1899-1900
    • DS21: FLB1901: Characteristics of Corporations, 1901-1905
    • DS22: FLB1906: Characteristics of Corporations, 1906-1908
    • DS23: FLB1909: Characteristics of Corporations, 1909-1910
    • DS24: FLB1911: Characteristics of Corporations, 1911
    • DS25: FLB1912: Characteristics of Corporations, 1912
    • DS26: FLB1913: Characteristics of Corporations, 1913
    • DS27: FLC1700: Characteristics of Founders, 1700-1860
    • DS28: FLC1861: Characteristics of Founders, 1861-1870
    • DS29: FLC1871: Characteristics of Founders, 1871-1880
    • DS30: FLC1881: Characteristics of Founders, 1881-1890
    • DS31: FLC1891: Characteristics of Founders, 1891-1895
    • DS32: FLC1896: Characteristics of Founders, 1896-1898
    • DS33: FLC1899: Characteristics of Founders, 1899-1900
    • DS34: FLC1901: Characteristics of Founders, 1901-1905
    • DS35: FLC1906: Characteristics of Founders, 1906-1908
    • DS36: FLC1909: Characteristics of Founders, 1909-1910
    • DS37: FLC1911: Characteristics of Founders, 1911
    • DS38: FLC1912: Characteristics of Founders, 1912
    • DS39: FLC1913: Characteristics of Founders, 1913
    • DS40: FLD1847: Corporations in 1847
    • DS41: FLD1869: Corporations in 1869
    • DS42: FLD1874: Corporations in 1874
    • DS43: FLD1892: Corporations in 1892
    • DS44: FLD1905: Corporations in 1905
    • DS45: FLD1914: Corporations in 1914
    • DS46: FLEA1905: Corporate Managers in 1905, Part A
    • DS47: FLEA1914: Corporate Managers in 1914, Part A
    • DS48: FLEB1905: Corporate Managers in 1905, Part B
    • DS49: FLEB1914: Corporate Managers in 1914, Part B
    • DS50: FLEC1914: Corporate Managers in 1914, Part C
    • DS51: FLED1914: Corporate Managers in 1914, Part D
    • DS52: FLF1914: Foreign Corporations in 1914
Temporal Coverage
  • 1700 / 1914
    Time period: 1700--1914
  • 1979 / 1992
    Collection date: 1979--1992
Geographic Coverage
  • Russia
  • Global
Sampled Universe
All for-profit corporations founded in the Russian Empire (except in the Grand Duchy of Finland) during 1700-1913, at the time of their incorporation, and in 1847, 1869, 1874, 1892, 1905, and 1914, plus all foreign corporations operating in the Russian Empire in 1914.
Sampling
Complete enumeration, subject to gaps in the tsarist sources.
Collection Mode
  • Parts 1-51 are components of a relational database linked by common identification variables. Parts 1-26 contain information on 4,539 corporations founded under the tsarist regime from 1700 to the end of 1913. Parts 27-39 contain information on the 14,245 founders of the corporations described in Parts 1-26. Parts 40-45 describe the 68, 186, 433, 614, 1,354, and 2,167 Russian corporations surviving to 1847, 1869, 1874, 1892, 1905, and 1914, respectively. Parts 46 and 48 contain information on 5,243 managers of the 1,354 corporations described in Part 44. Parts 47 and 49-51 contain information on 8,093 managers of the 2,167 corporations described in Part 45. Part 52 describes the 262 foreign corporations operating in the Russian Empire in 1914.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 53 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 53 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES-8419943).
Availability
Delivery
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9142 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09142.v1
Publications
  • Owen, Thomas C.. Russian Corporate Capitalism from Peter the Great to Perestroika . New York: Oxford UniversityPress. 1995.
  • Owen, Thomas C.. A Standard Ruble of Account for Russian Business History, 1769-1914: A Note. Journal of Economic History.49, (3), 699-706.1989.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0022050700008834 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 10 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Owen, Thomas C. (1990): RUSCORP: A Database of Corporations in the Russian Empire, 1700-1914. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09142