By Carol S. Leonard
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55; Rieber (1966, 1982). 34 The government required a larger army and universal conscription, which required that all peasants be on equal legal footing. ” D. Field (1976) emphasizes, however, that the exact outcome of deliberations, even then, was by no means entirely clear. Indeed, in the same passage as the above, the tsar also said that he opposed giving serfs their freedom. During the next few years, proponents of abolition remained cautious. 37 The banking crisis then struck particularly the two capitals, Moscow and St Petersburg, a suitable background to the urgency with which discussions began again (in 1857 a new committee was set up) to examine the issue of the peasantry.
Innovation much of the time tends to be incremental and not disruptive of the core. Major disruptive innovations tend to occur, therefore, with break-through new technologies brought to the market by small ﬁrms, frequently founded by disgruntled designers and engineers who have left the larger ﬁrms to pursue their innovative designs. At larger ﬁrms, only a crisis or opportunity of major proportions, for example, a serious threat to market share, or the opening of a new source of demand, will result in the adjustment or abandonment of the core competence and its clientele.
73. Field (1976), pp. 57–9, see also Pipes (1999), who underscored that property rights were a privilege for the few and not a universal right. Freeze (1986), p. 20. Freeze (1986), p. 20; Raeff (1983). Leonard (1993); Dukes (1965); Omel’chenko (1993); Raeff (1971, 1983); Troitskii (1974); and others. Imperial Reforms, 1861–1913 31 claims reinforced by custom provided no easy basis for redistributing sown land between the peasants and the lords. Pressures for Reform In Europe, enlightenment thought was the foundation for change.