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When and Why Did Eastern European Economies Begin to Fail? Lessons from a Czechoslovak/UK Productivity Comparison, 1921–1991

Broadberry, Stephen, Klein, Alexander (2011) When and Why Did Eastern European Economies Begin to Fail? Lessons from a Czechoslovak/UK Productivity Comparison, 1921–1991. Explorations in Economic History, 48 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 0014-4983. (doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2010.09.001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40513)

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Abstract

Czechoslovak industrial labour productivity fluctuated around two-thirds of the UK level under the private sector regime between the wars. Under the central planning regime of the postwar period, Czechoslovakia's comparative productivity position initially improved to around three-quarters of the UK level by the early-1960s, before falling back. During the 1980s, the deterioration of Czechoslovakia's productivity performance accelerated sharply, falling to around one-third of the UK level. Central planning was able to achieve a satisfactory productivity performance during the era of mass production, but could not adapt to the requirements of flexible production technology during the 1980s.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.eeh.2010.09.001
Additional information: number of additional authors: 1;
Uncontrolled keywords: Industrial productivity; Czechoslovakia; Britain
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40513 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Klein, Alexander: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9026-3389
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