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The Resource Enterprise, organization, and technology in China : a socialist experiment, 1950-1971, Philip Scranton

Enterprise, organization, and technology in China : a socialist experiment, 1950-1971, Philip Scranton

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Enterprise, organization, and technology in China : a socialist experiment, 1950-1971
Title
Enterprise, organization, and technology in China
Title remainder
a socialist experiment, 1950-1971
Statement of responsibility
Philip Scranton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Given the near-silence in technological and business history about post-World War II socialist enterprises, this book gives voice to a generation of Communist China's managers, entrepreneurs, cadres, and workers from the Liberation to the early 1970s. Using recently-opened online archival resources, it details and assesses the course of technical and organizational experimentation at state-owned, cooperative, and private enterprises as the PRC strove to construct a socialist economy through trial-and-error initiatives. Core questions treated are: How did Chinese enterprises operate, evolve, experiment, improvise and adjust during the PRC's first generation? What technological initiatives were crucial to these processes, necessarily developed with limited expertise and thin financial resources? How could constructing "socialism with Chinese characteristics" have helped lay foundations for the post-1980 "Chinese miracle," as the PRC confidently entered the 21st century while Soviet and Central European socialisms crumbled? And what might current-day Western managers and entrepreneurs learn from Chinese practice and performance a half-century ago? Readers can anticipate a granular, bottom-up analysis of how businesses worked day-to-day in a planned economy, how enterprise practices and technological strategies shifted during the first postwar generation, how managers and technicians emerged after the capitalist exodus, how organizations experimented and adapted, and how the controversies and convulsions of the PRC's early decades fashioned durable technical and organizational capabilities
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EBLCP
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Scranton, Philip
Dewey number
658.00951
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF3836.5
LC item number
.S37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Business enterprises
  • Communism
  • Technological innovations
  • China
  • Business enterprises
  • Communism
  • Economic history
  • Technological innovations
  • China
Label
Enterprise, organization, and technology in China : a socialist experiment, 1950-1971, Philip Scranton
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Agriculture: Organization for Self-reliance -- 3. Infrastructure as Labor Intensive Development -- 4. Commerce and Socialist Construction -- 5. Industry: From Trial-and-Error to Technology Reform -- 6. Agriculture as the Foundation -- 7. Infrastructure: Reappraisal and Reorientation -- 8. Commerce and the Market Surge -- 9. Consolidating Industry -- 10. Business Practice and the Cultural Revolution -- 11. Afterword
Control code
1080077281
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030003982
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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com.springer.onix.9783030003982
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1080077281
Label
Enterprise, organization, and technology in China : a socialist experiment, 1950-1971, Philip Scranton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Agriculture: Organization for Self-reliance -- 3. Infrastructure as Labor Intensive Development -- 4. Commerce and Socialist Construction -- 5. Industry: From Trial-and-Error to Technology Reform -- 6. Agriculture as the Foundation -- 7. Infrastructure: Reappraisal and Reorientation -- 8. Commerce and the Market Surge -- 9. Consolidating Industry -- 10. Business Practice and the Cultural Revolution -- 11. Afterword
Control code
1080077281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030003982
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783030003982
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1080077281

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