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Economic Reforms in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since the 1960s - Jan Adam

Economic Reforms in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since the 1960s

Hardcover Published: 24th January 1989
ISBN: 9780333389478
Number Of Pages: 264

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This discussion of the traditional system of management of the early 1950s and its subsequent reforms shows that the focus of these reforms is on finding a proper combination of planning and market mechanism. In Hungary and Poland most reformers would like to see the central authorities reserve for planning only what cannot be carried out satisfactorily by market-forces. In the USSR and the CSSR the fight is on to convince the political leaders to leave to the market the tasks which planning cannot perform well. In Hungary, and to a lesser extent in Poland, which are at the forefront of the reforms, the market plays an important role in co-ordinating economic activities. In the 1980s the market environment has been extended by slowly developing capital markets and by a strengthening of fiscal and monetary policies. Still more changes are needed to bring about a transformation in the behaviour of enterprises. The management system and economic policy are closely intertwined. This book shows that the success of the reforms depends on the extent to which economic policy is able to solve acute economic problems, primarily the restructuring of the economy.

List of Tables - Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Introduction - PART 1 THE TRADITIONAL SOVIET SYSTEM - The Centralised System of Management - PART 2 ECONOMIC REFORMS OF THE 1960s - Common and Contrasting Features of the Reforms of the 1960s - The Soviet Economic Reform of 1965 - The Economic Reform in Czechoslovakia in 1966-9 - The Hungarian Economic Reform of 1968 - The Polish Economic Reform of 1973 - PART 3 ECONOMIC REFORMS OF THE 1980s - Common and Contrasting Features of the Reforms of the 1980s - The Hungarian Economic Reform in the 1980s - The Polish Economic Reform of 1982 - Gorgachev's Economic Reform - The Czechoslovak Attempts to Improve the System of Management in the 1980s - Appendix: Recent Changes in the System of Management in the German Democratic Republic - Conclusion - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333389478
ISBN-10: 0333389476
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th January 1989
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1