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Rooms C, T and U: VCR
|Managers and the Regional Party Committee. The Case of Warsaw in the Stalinist Time.|
|The Polish economy in the Stalinist time (1949-1956) was dominated by the communist party and its ideology. The authorities created new economic order, which was an imitation of the Soviet model. The industry was nationalized and the previous owners have to leave their firms. The market vanished and the enterprises were managed by commands. In a centrally planned economy the principal position was that of the state administration, which tried to control all economic activities.
The ideological tradition of bolsheviks gave the communist party the absolute power in all areas, including the economy. The party bureaucracy played the role of a supervisor in the industry. The political aparatus contoled the enterprises in their region and have great influence on the cadre recruitment through the institution of nomenklatura. One of the most important thing in this new situation was the political position of the firm, especially the role of the managment in the party hierarchy.
Almost all managers of the enterprises were party members and some of them played the important role in the local party structures. Surprisingly, the historians as well as social scientists in Poland have not been particulary interested in this problem. The more interesting for researchers were the relations betwenn economic state administration and firms (Balcerowicz 1990, Beksiak 1981, Beksiak 1982) or the manager’s position in the enterprise (Najduchowska 1984). There are only a few papers studying the position of managers in the political structure. In this context it seems very important to examine – analizing the documents of the Warsaw Committee of the Polish United Workers Party – how important were the managers in the party regional commitee, how strong was their influence on the decisions of the regional party organization.
Balcerowicz, Ewa. 1990. Przetarg planistyczny: mechanizm i skutki społeczno-gospodarcze. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne.
Beksiak, Janusz. 1982. Zmiany w gospodarce. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.
Beksiak, Janusz [et al.]. 1978. Zarządzanie przedsiębiorstwami uczestnikami rynku dóbr konsumpcyjnych. Vol. I: Zasady budowy i działania systemu zarządzania. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.
Najduchowska, Halina. 1984. Kwalifikacje i drogi zawodowe dyrektorów przedsiębiorstw przemysłowych : studium socjologiczno-historyczne, Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.