Soviet Technological Performance

  • Philip Hanson
Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series (SSHS)


The attention paid by Western scholars to Soviet technological performance has been considerable in the past few years. This emphasis has been apparent since the late 1960s and reflects both developments in the Soviet economy and fashions in economic thinking. On the one hand, the slow-down in Soviet economic growth and the increasing concern of Soviet policy-makers with technological performance have naturally drawn attention to the subject. On the other hand, economists generally have paid greatly increased attention since the mid-1950s to technical change as a source of growth and to the economic influences on technological innovation.


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© Philip Hanson 1981

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  • Philip Hanson
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  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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