Entrepreneurs in Red

Structure and Organizational Innovation in the Centrally Planned Economy

By Kalman Rupp

Subjects: Organization Theory
Paperback : 9780873956369, 260 pages, June 1983
Hardcover : 9780873956352, 260 pages, June 1983

Alternative formats available from:


Based on firsthand, in-depth, empirical research conducted by Dr. Rupp in his native Hungary, this book is a causal analysis of the striking economic success of private manufacturing enterprises, and of the conditions conducive to administrative support for such ideologically disrespectable entrepreneurial organizations.

This study arrives at some original and surprising conclusions for the success of private business enterprises in the Soviet-type economy while providing valuable information on the second economy of Communist countries, the issue of economic reforms, the current crisis of East European economies, and the prospects and limitations of structural reform in this troubled region.

Kalman Rupp is a specialist in labor economics, organizational analysis, applied econometrics, and evaluation research. The holder of doctorates in both economics and sociology, he is currently a senior research associate with a leading Washington, D. C. area social research firm.