Soviet firms and the rationalization of the shoe industry of the USSR.
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Soviet firms and the rationalization of the shoe industry of the USSR. by Alice Conner Gorlin

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Published by University of Michigan in [Ann Arbor] .
Written in English


  • Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Russia.,
  • Footwear industry -- Russia.,
  • Industrial management -- Russia.

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Number of Pages349
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Soviet industry was unable to produce fashionable clothing in significant quantity, and what did exist was not available for general sale. During World War II, the Soviet fashion industry went on hiatus. If the average Soviet citizen desired a particularly stylish item of clothing, they were usually forced to commission a private tailor. Popular Shoe Mart Group Samsthalu Trust, established in Most Important events in my life: Visiting the Soviet Union and writing the book “A Few days in the first socialist country- My impressions” which was published in six languages and 3,70, copies were circulated among people. Because of the huge foreign currency debt accumulated by Yugoslavia from to , however, the Soviet Union remained its most important trade partner in the late s. In fact, for some Yugoslav products, such as shoes, the Soviet Union was the sole foreign buyer. China. In the s, the Soviet Union claimed half of China's foreign trade. Soviet Union (New York, ), for dissertations accepted through , and the listings that have been published annually in the December issue of Slavic Reviezv since (the listing also includes dissertations accepted in ). An announcement was made in an earlier number that volume 2 of Doctoral Research on Russia and the Soviet.

INDUSTRIALIZATION, SOVIET The industrialization of the Soviet Union proceeded at a rapid pace between the two World Wars, starting in Within an historically short period of twelve to fifteen years, an economically backward agrarian country achieved rapid economic growth, created a more modern industrial sector, and acquired new technologies that changed it from an agrarian to an. The law on joint ventures, by abolishing the state's monopoly on foreign trade and legalizing foreign investment in the USSR, allowed Soviet businesses large and small to seek foreign partners.   He lived in the former Soviet Union for seven years, witnessing the country and culture from a variety of angles. In the Soviet era he was a tourist and student in Moscow. He also served in a unique internship in the Organized Crime Control Department of the Soviet police prior to the collapse of the s: Arthur G. McKee & Company, of Cleveland, was the principal foreign contractor. A German firm built the rolling mill; the coke plant was erected by the U.S. firm of Koppers and Company. Various Soviet organizations supervised construction of the open-hearth furnaces, transportation system, water supply, and other facilities.

  I was wrong. The Soviet Union was the largest producer of shoes in the world. It was turning out million pairs of shoes a year–twice as many as Italy, three times as many as the United States, four times as many as China. Production amounted to more than three pairs of shoes per year for every Soviet man, woman, and child. As early as in the Soviet Union was Yugoslavia’s most important export market. In the Soviet Union was both Yugoslavia’s main export and import market. Some examples: According to Yugoslav trade statistics, 78 per cent of her shoe exports went to the USSR, 56 per cent of her clothes exports and 50 per cent of non-electrical machinery.   In the USSR at this time [] there are 12 million identifiably different products (disaggregated down to specific types of ball-bearings, designs of cloth, size of brown shoes, and so on). There are close to 50, industrial establishments, plus, of course, thousands of construction enterprises, transport undertakings, collective and state.   He was doubtless the most passionate exegete of Soviet Taylorism. For Gastev, Taylor was modern industrialism’s greatest theoretician, and Henry Ford its greatest practitioner. Ford was a heroic figure for many in the Soviet Union during the s for his contribution to assembly-line production and his rationalization of labor practices.