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.
1. The Structure and Planning of the Soviet Industrial Enterprise 2. Gossnab and the Industrial Supply System 3. Models of the Soviet Industrial Enterprise 4. Plan Tautness and Enterprise Behaviour 5. Bonus Systems and Enterprise Behaviour 6. Incentive Funds and Bonuses: Recent Developments and Evidence 7. Summary and Conclusion