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Technological Change in the USSR and the Return to a Market Economy

Technological Change in the USSR and the Return to a Market Economy The recent collapse of socalled socialist economies has raisedfundamental questions about whether a socialist economy could be builton imported capitalism. Russias socialist development was based, fromthe beginning, on Western capitalist technology from the time of itsintroduction in the late nineteenth century the manner of this attemptmay account for socialisms premature demise. Could a socialist systembe built in an economy that has not undergone a sufficient capitalisttransformation Lenins New Economic Policy is regarded by some as thestep intended to fulfil this condition. But before it had reached itsmature phase, Stalins Industry First Approach with thehelp of technology from mature capitalist economies, but of course understrict socialist control of production and distribution, misled thedirection of the socialist transformation of Russian society. Willsocialist economic development with imported technology inevitably endup in a free enterprise economy, as is happening in the Soviet UnionDiscusses these questions beginning with an analysis of the three stagesof socialist development attempted in the USSR, with a brief review ofsources of technological change, and ending with the causes behind thereturn of a socialist economy to a market economy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Economics Emerald Publishing

Technological Change in the USSR and the Return to a Market Economy

International Journal of Social Economics , Volume 19 (1): 20 – Jan 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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0306-8293
DOI
10.1108/03068299210007607
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Abstract

The recent collapse of socalled socialist economies has raisedfundamental questions about whether a socialist economy could be builton imported capitalism. Russias socialist development was based, fromthe beginning, on Western capitalist technology from the time of itsintroduction in the late nineteenth century the manner of this attemptmay account for socialisms premature demise. Could a socialist systembe built in an economy that has not undergone a sufficient capitalisttransformation Lenins New Economic Policy is regarded by some as thestep intended to fulfil this condition. But before it had reached itsmature phase, Stalins Industry First Approach with thehelp of technology from mature capitalist economies, but of course understrict socialist control of production and distribution, misled thedirection of the socialist transformation of Russian society. Willsocialist economic development with imported technology inevitably endup in a free enterprise economy, as is happening in the Soviet UnionDiscusses these questions beginning with an analysis of the three stagesof socialist development attempted in the USSR, with a brief review ofsources of technological change, and ending with the causes behind thereturn of a socialist economy to a market economy.

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International Journal of Social EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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