[OPE] socialist planning in capitalist firms

From: Adler Paul <padler@usc.edu>
Date: Thu Mar 11 2010 - 11:21:57 EST

Large capitalist firms have sometimes been characterized as islands of planning in a sea of competition. I think Marx can be read as making this point when he celebrates the socialization (albeit limited, partial) that flows from concentration and centralization. I wonder if anyone has studied corporate planning practices through these lenses. In what senses do these practices pre-figure socialist planning? What lessons for socialist planning might we learn from them?

Paul A

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