Democracy and Organisation in the Chinese Industrial Enterprise (1948-1953)

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 10, 2010 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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Originally published in 1976, this book examines how a new system of factory management was implemented in China after the liberation of 1948-9. At that time, the Chinese Communist Party attempted to integrate a commitment to broad participation in management by industrial workers with a rigid system of control deriving from the Soviet Union. The integration was not accomplished successfully and the events of the period 1948-53 discussed by Dr Brugger set the stage for the rejection of the Soviet model in the mid-1950s. The focus of the book is broadly political and sociological rather than economic, and the author examines closely the political background against which economic change was introduced. This book formed part of a growing genre of writing which rejected earlier assumptions of an uncritical acceptance in China of models of industrialism imported from the Soviet Union.
 

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Contents

Introduction page
1
The Chinese pattern of industrialisation
21
The moderate phase 194950
67
From radicalism to stability 195 13
100
Planning and accounting
123
Incentives and labour agreements
146
A discrete command structure
184
Checks on managerial bureaucratism
217
Conclusion
253
Some examples of wage point formulation
281
Two patriotic compacts
289
Bibliography
327
Index
355
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