Accession Number : ADA335541

Title :   The Division of the International Division of Labor in the Socialist World System

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA335541

Report Date : 18 MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The process of creating the socialist world system of countries was completed in about 1949. The Council of Economic Mutual Aid was founded in the same year. Since that time we can divide the further development of economic relations and international division of labor among the countries of the socialist world system into two developmental phases. The first phase is characterized by the fact that the division of labor was carried out through foreign trade, particularly on the basis of bilateral long-term commercial treaties. Only later in the second developmental phase, beginning in about 1955, was there a shift toward the effort to plan the division of labor directly in production on the basis of multilateral agreements on the coordination of economic plans among the countries of the socialist camp, on the division of production programs, and on the specialization of production and cooperation. This is the only way to achieve highly effective large-scale serial and mass production, to reduce production costs, to catch up to and overtake the leading capitalist countries in industrial and agricultural production, and to achieve the final victory of socialism over capitalism.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *LABOR, *SOCIALISM, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TRANSLATIONS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, MASS PRODUCTION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE