This book, first published in 1984, is the first systematic attempt in English to produce an analytical as well as a descriptive outline of the operations, management and role of the Soviet industrial enterprise. The microeconomics of central planning is a relatively neglected area of analysis with most effort being directed towards the theory of economic incentives. This book fills that gap by presenting an integrated view of the theory of the socialist firm. It concentrates on the day-to-day activities of the Soviet enterprise, and uses a wealth of unused Soviet data to project its findings.

chapter |3 pages


chapter Two|21 pages

Gossnab and the Industrial Supply System

chapter Three|31 pages

Models of the Soviet Industrial Enterprise

chapter Four|33 pages

Plan Tautness and Enterprise Behaviour

chapter Five|21 pages

Bonus Systems and Enterprise Behaviour

chapter Six|29 pages

Incentives Funds and Bonuses

chapter Seven|4 pages

Summary and Conclusion