This book aims to acquaint the reader with both the shared features and the diversity of the private and cooperative experience in the nations of the Communist bloc of Europe. It contributes to understanding of the difficulties standing in the way of a private-sector future in command economies.
1. Overview: The Return of the Private and Cooperative Sectors in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union Part One: The Development of Small-Scale Enterprise in Former Command Economies 2. The Indigenous Private Sector in Poland 3. Privatization in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics and Psychology of Reform 4. Struggles over a Growing Private Sector: The Case of Hungary 5. Private Enterprise Development and the Transition to a Market Economy in the Czech and Slovak Republics 6. The Growth of Small Enterprise and the Private Sector in Yugoslavia Part Two: The Environment for Private Enterprise 7. Competition Under the Laws Governing Soviet Producer Cooperatives During Perestroika 8. Banking and Financial Reform in a Mixed Economy: The Case of Hungary 9. The Perils of Privatizing State Property: The Polish Case