Hotel Intercontinental in Bucharest: competitive advantage for the socialist tourist industry in Romania

Hotel Intercontinental Bucuresti

Hotel Intercontinental in Bucharest

In August 2014, Routledge published Competition in Socialist Society, a book of essays edited by Katalin Miklóssy and Melanie Ilic. The book explores how the concept of competition, which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise co-operation, rather than competitive mechanisms.

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Competition in Socialist Society

Competition in socialist society

Edited by Katalin Miklossy and Melanie Ilic

Routledge, 2014 (August), 224 pages – Available for pre-order

Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

The concept of “competition” is usually associated with market economies, but this book explores how competition operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise “co-operation”, rather than competitive mechanisms.
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