The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • Lewis H. Siegelbaum
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Stakhanovism was a movement begun in the Soviet Union in 1935 to increase labour productivity by the popularization of work techniques reputedly initiated by workers themselves.



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