101 DOES LAW MATTER IN THE SOVIET ECONOMIC REFORM PROCESS? A CASE STUDY OF THE LAW GOVERNING INTERNAL TRANSFERS KATHRYN HENDLEY* University of California, Berkeley 1. Introduction z The essence of the economic reforms currently underway in the Soviet Union is an attempt to make the economy run more efficiently. One of the most critical proving grounds for these reforms is the workplace. More specifically, the productivity of labor must be enhanced in order for the Soviet Union to stand any chance of competing in the world economy. Prior efforts to stimulate productivity, whether through tightening labor discipline or enhancing material incentives, have proven to be largely unsuccessful in the long run. There are a number of reasons why the Soviet economy has been plagued by low levels of productivity. The aging nature of the capital stock mandates a high level of manual laborl and the retooling of fac- tories has traditionally been a low priority for planners.2 Perhaps more important has been the practice of allocating the available work force. Traditionally, Soviet managers have met demands from above for in- * The research reported on in this article was financed in part by grants from the Inter-
Review of Central and East European Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1992
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