Enterprise and Social Benefits after Communism

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When the Central and East European Countries (CEECs) began their reforms, many expected enterprises to quickly eliminate the benefits they had previously provided to workers. The papers in this volume explore the evolution of these firm-initiated forms of social protection, examine the tendencies of enterprises to shed some of these responsibilities, and look at the acquisition of new social functions in both newly-privatized and established enterprises.

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"This volume is a useful road sign of the ongoing changes taking place in postcommunist countries." B. Mieczkowski, Choice

"The greatest strenght of this volume lies in the wealth of descriptive information and original data it presents on a subject of critical importance to the societal well-being and economic effiency of postsocialist states. All chapters are well-grounded in expert knowledge of the cases, drawing on a range of document and press sources, interviews with enterprise managers, social surveys, and so on." Linda J. Cook, Slavic Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521584036
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Martin Rein, Andreas Wörgötter and Barry L. Friedman; Part I. Distinctive Analytic Frameworks: 2. The provision of social benefits in state-owned, privatized and private firms in Poland Saul Esrtrin, Mark E. Schaffer and I. J. Singh; 3. Do East European enterprises provide social protection? John S. Earle; 4. Wage and non-wage labour costs in the Czech Republic - the impact of fringe benefits Randall K. Filer, Ondrek Schneider and Jan Svejnar; 5. Firms and government in the provision of benefits in Russia Simon Commander and Richard Jackman; 6. What comes after enterprise-centred social protection? The case of East Germany Martin Kohli; 7. Enterprise social benefits and the economic transition in Hungary Martin Rein and Barry L. Friedman; Part II. Institutional Analyses: 8. Fringe benefits in transition in Hungary Gaspar Fajth and Judit Lakatos; 9. Social security in companies: the case of the Republic of Slovenia Sonja Gavez and Marina Letonja; 10. Social protection in enterprises: the case-study of Albania Emira Brahja, Edmond Leka and Rubin Luniku; 11 Social protection in the enterprise: the case of Slovakia Jan Planovsky and Andreas Wörgötter; 12.The enterprise social wage in the transitional economy of Ukraine Irina Tratch and Andreas Wörgötter; 13. Social protection and enterprise reform: the case of China Zu Liu Hu; Index.

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