Role of the governmental espionage in the corporate world is overwhelming. I remember when Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was being taken down a lot of our american colleagues start sending email to employees with prepared pdf leaflets, explaining why this was in an interest of the country. The colleagues were previously known to be politically neutral.
Similarly when national gas company was taken part of project on a remote island in Russia, there were number of inside leakage to the press and authorities. Several people got various lucrative roles including government companies in Kazakistan and Russia, as the reward.
It takes persistence to get what you want. For example, twenty years of painstaking effort to get rid of russian helicopters in russia and substitute them with western. This was a tremendous win of perseverance.