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Privatization of state enterprise: policy drivers and lessons learned

D. Wayne Taylor (Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Allan A. Warrack (Faculty of Business, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Article publication date: 1 December 1998



Government’s continuum of policy instrument choices historically has included nationalization of enterprise. Today, the additional choice exists of the privatization of state enterprises. Canada is examined as a country in the process of switching from growing state enterprises (Crown corporation) to privatizing them. Although ideology, accountability, efficiency and/or financing were all reasons for creating state enterprise ‐ financing is the most prevalent driver of privatization.



Wayne Taylor, D. and Warrack, A.A. (1998), "Privatization of state enterprise: policy drivers and lessons learned", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 11 No. 7, pp. 524-535.




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