[stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uh m, stah-hah-no-]
a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935.
Origin of Stakhanovism
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(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers
Word Origin for Stakhanovism
C20: named after A. G. Stakhanov (1906–77), Soviet coal miner, the worker first awarded benefits under the system in 1935
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