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Democracy & organisation in the Chinese industrial enterprise (1948-1953) /
William Brugger.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
description
374 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0521207908
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imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
isbn
0521207908
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2867228
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Summaries
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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 19489. 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.
Main Description
Originally published in 1976, this book examines how a new system of factory management was implemented in China after the liberation of 19489. 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 194853 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction;
Historical Background
The Chinese pattern of industrialisation in comparative perspective;
The Political Environment
The moderate phase (1949-50)
From radicalism to stability (1951-3);
Administrative Rationality
Planning and accounting
Incentives and labour agreements
A discrete command structure;
Checks and Balances
Checks on managerial bureaucratism and authoritarianism
Conclusion
Some examples of wage point formulation
Collective contract of the glass factory under the Lushun-Talien Far East Electronics Bureau
Two patriotic compacts; Brief biographical data
Notes to the text
Bibliography
Index
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