1st Edition

The Nature of Public Enterprise

ISBN 9780367181994
Published February 7, 2019 by Routledge
312 Pages

USD $135.00

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Book Description

In both the developed world and the third world public enterprise has come to assume considerable importance in the structure and development of national economies.

Originally published in 1984, this book, by an acknowledged international authority on public enterprise, explores this concept in both the major and the developing economies. He analyses how public enterprise functions and demonstrates how it may be integrated into both traditional Western mixed economies and third world economies with a much high level of state control.

Table of Contents

Preface.  List of Tables.  List of Figures.  List of Appendices.  Part 1: The Concept of Public Enterprise  1. Introduction  2. The ‘Public’ Concept  3. The ‘Enterprise’ Concept  4. Synthesis between the ‘Public’ and the ‘Enterprise’ Concepts  5. Taxonomy and the Concept of Public Enterprise  6. The Definitional Issue  Part 2: Public Enterprise in Developing Countries  Introduction  7. The Development Perspective  8. The Genesis of Public Enterprise  9. Monopoly Elements  10. Sectoral Coverage  11. The Financial Performance  12. The Real Costs of Public Enterprise  13. The Impact on the Public Exchequer  14. The Concept of Comparative Advantage  15. Classification of Developing Countries  Part 3: Decentralisation of Public Enterprise Control  16. The Theme  17. Independent Commissions  18. Consumer Councils  19. Techniques of Enterprise Organisation  20. The Market  21. Conclusion.  Appendices.  Index.

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