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On the efficiency of Soviet cooperatives: a critical appraisal

  • Ruud Knaack

Abstract

In recent years, a number of concrete steps have been taken to re-establish the cooperative as a legitimate component of the Soviet economic system. The first official sign of the new policy was the Politburo statement in support of the cooperative movement of February, 1987. The hope was that cooperatives, through ownership incentives, would contribute to the economic revitalization of the Soviet economy, both by raising the static efficiency of production and distribution and by encouraging technological development. In more detail, it was hoped that the cooperatives could satisfy the needs of the population by producing high quality consumer goods and services in large quantities by employing inputs so far unused.

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Small Firm State Sector State Enterprise Cooperative Movement Cooperative Member 
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© Bruno Dallago, Gianmaria Ajani and Bruno Grancelli 1992

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