Summary and conclusions

Schneider CM (1994). Summary and conclusions. In: Research and Development Management: From the Soviet Union to Russia. Contributions to Economics . pp. 235-243 Germany: Physica-Verlag Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-662-30372-6 DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-30372-6_8.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to conduct an up-to-date review and international comparison of the structure, organization, management, and performance of the Soviet research and development sector, subsequently deducing the potential and form of its remnants in Russia’s transition to a market economy and bid to rejoin the global mainstream scientific and economic communities. This is a substantial task by any means, but a rewarding one. Rewarding in that the results reveal the ominous size and significant devotion of Soviet planners to promote R&D, despite their inefficient use of it. Russia, the largest successor republic of the former Union, is heir to most of these voluminous resources accumulated over the decades, though also to the administrative burdens. The potential for a progressive future looks positive if accompanied by appropriate management reforms.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Economic Transition and Integration (ETI)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 06:27
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 06:27
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13097

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