Title: Innovation barriers on the way from the planned to the market economy: the management of non-routine processes

Authors: Erich Staudt

Addresses: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute for Applied Innovation Research, Bochum, Germany

Abstract: This paper takes an overview of the transition from the planned to the market economy in the successor states of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc, and provides a critique of the approaches of Western European governments and agencies. The author proposes ways of stimulating development that rely on human qualification potential and overcoming barriers to innovation. Innovation in products, processes and organizations is seen as the key to a successful transition to a market-led economy.

Keywords: innovation barriers; market economy; planned economy; industrial redevelopment; human resource development; HRD; economic transition; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1994.025603

International Journal of Technology Management, 1994 Vol.9 No.8, pp.799 - 817

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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