Bureaucrats in business : the economics and politics of government ownership /Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: A World Bank policy research reportPublication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1995. Description: xix, 346 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cmISBN: 0195211065; 9780195211061Subject(s): Government ownership -- Developing countries | Government business enterprises -- Developing countries | Industrial efficiency -- Developing countries | Socialism -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 338.62091724 LOC classification: HD4420.8 | .B87 1995Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | WorldCat details | Ebook Fulltext
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"Published for the World Bank."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-340) and index.
TOC 1. Bureaucrats Are Still in Business --
2. Success and Failure in SOE Reform --
3. Contracting: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why --
4. The Politics of SOE Reform --
5. How to Spur Reforms and Improve Outcomes.
Despite privatization, state-owned enterprises still account for a large share of developing countries' economies. This report shows how divestiture and other reforms can improve the economy, why politics often impede reform, and how countries that reformed successfully overcame these obstacles.