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A business oligarch is generally a business magnate who controls sufficient resources to influence national politics. A business leader can be considered an oligarch if the following conditions are satisfied:
- uses monopolistic tactics to dominate an industry;
- possesses sufficient political power to promote their own interests;
- controls multiple businesses, which intensively coordinate their activities.
For the history of business oligarchs in post-Soviet Union states, see:
- Guriev, Sergei; Rachinsky, Andrei (2005). "The role of oligarchs in Russian capitalism". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 19 (1): 131–150. doi:10.1257/0895330053147994.
- Chernenko, Demid (2018). "Capital structure and oligarch ownership" (PDF). Economic Change and Restructuring: 1–29. doi:10.1007/S10644-018-9226-9.
- "oligarch". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)