International Handbook on Privatization

International Handbook on Privatization

by David Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840646136

ISBN-13: 9781840646139

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Twenty-six papers presented by Parker and Saal (both of the Aston Business School, Aston U., UK) are intended as a comprehensive source to privatization theory, its process, and experiences of countries in the developed and developing worlds. The bulk of the material consists of country and regional studies, but other topics include the debate over the assumed…  See more details below

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Twenty-six papers presented by Parker and Saal (both of the Aston Business School, Aston U., UK) are intended as a comprehensive source to privatization theory, its process, and experiences of countries in the developed and developing worlds. The bulk of the material consists of country and regional studies, but other topics include the debate over the assumed benefits of privatization, and issues of regulation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840646139
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Elgar Original Reference Series
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
Preface
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2History and methods of privatization25
3Privatization: analysing the benefits41
4Privatization: a sceptical analysis60
5Methods of privatization87
6Privatization in the European Union105
7Privatization in North America129
8Privatization: the Australian experience161
9Postal privatization in the United States187
10Assessing the impact of privatization in developing countries209
11The privatization experience of Brazil220
12Privatization in China235
13Privatization in Mexico and Chile: a critical perspective262
14Privatization in South Africa291
15Privatization in sub-Saharan Africa310
16Privatization and corporate governance in transition economies: theory and concepts323
17Privatization in Russia347
18Privatization and corporate governance in the Czech Republic375
19All roads lead to outside ownership: Polish piecemeal privatization402
20Privatization in Hungary and its aftermath427
21Privatization in Ukraine454
22Regulation: theory and concepts477
23Regulating prices and profits496
24Comparing regulatory systems514
25Privatization and regulation of public utilities: problems and challenges for developing economies537
26Restructuring, regulation and the liberalization of privatized utilities in the UK560
Index583

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