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1st Edition

Public Enterprise and Economic Development

ISBN 9780367180058
Published April 8, 2021 by Routledge
502 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1959, the subject of this book is an aspect of economic development which, despite its importance, had rarely attracted more than incidental attention at the time. The author’s interest in public enterprise in underdeveloped countries was stimulated by a year’s residence in Turkey. He felt the time had come for a general comparative study. Defining comparative as (1) between developed and underdeveloped countries, and (2) between different underdeveloped countries at dissimilar stages of development or with dissimilar development perspectives. The purpose of the first is to discover what the developed can offer the underdeveloped by way of adaptable experience and relevant ideas; that of the second to examine the use of public enterprise in the many different social, economic and political contexts to be found in the less advanced parts of the world.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Part 1: Public Enterprise in the Growth Process  1. Introduction  2. Obstacles to Economic Development  3. Overcoming the Obstacles  4. The Place of Public Enterprise  5. Some Conclusions  Part 2: Problems of Organisation and Control  6. Introduction  7. General Development Agencies  8. Industrial Development and Industrial Finance Agencies  9. Agricultural Agencies  10. Regional Agencies for River-Valley Development  11. Organisational Types  12. The Control of Public Enterprise  13. Internal Organisation  14. Financial and Commercial Aspects  15. Problems of Personnel.  Index.

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Hanson, A. H.