Summary and Conclusion
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The description and analysis of the behaviour of the Soviet enterprise has raised a number of issues that can be summarised. It must be apparent that there is no unified or general theory that will predict and explain the course of action of the Soviet industrial enterprise. It may well be tempting to draw a parallelism with the problems faced when modelling the behaviour of the capitalist firm in an imperfectly competitive market. The theory of the Soviet enterprise addresses itself to a different class of problems as the background against which the enterprise will operate will not be competitive or uncompetitive markets. An analysis of more detailed models confirmed the impression that most of the targets that Soviet enterprises are expected to fulfil may well conflict with each other. The analysis of different bonus schemes allows predictions within a probabilistic range of levels of output achieved or other ratios of actual to planned targets.