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The Innovative Decision in Soviet Industry
The Innovative Decision in Soviet Industry
By Joseph S. Berliner
MIT Press, 1976, 561 pp.

One of the few Western economists with a profound knowledge of the Soviet economy, Berliner looks at the critical question of its capacity to generate technological change, and in doing so tells us a great deal about economic organization, the labor supply, pricing, and incentives. His cautious conclusions stress the limits on innovation.