The Problem of Reform

  • David Lockwood


After Stalin’s death, and the tail-end of post-war reconstruction, the further development of Soviet productive forces necessitated a restructuring of the economy. The development of the productive forces on a global scale now meant that if the Soviet Union were to maintain its competitive position and satisfy increasing consumer demands, it had to move in the direction of technological flexibility — which, in turn, meant encouraging innovation and initiative at the lower levels. Yet the nature and structure of the statist economic mechanism militated against this.


National Economy Economic Reform National Interest Industrial Manager Ruling Class 
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  • David Lockwood
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  1. 1.Flinders University of South AustraliaAustralia

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