International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 31 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Corporatization to globalization: the changing dynamics and performance of state-owned enterprises

Guest Editors: En Xie, K.S. Redding

State-owned enterprises in the contemporary global business scenario: introduction

En Xie, K.S. Redding

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the contemporary global business scenario. Against the theoretical…

Public sector undertakings: Bharat’s other Ratnas

Ajay Chhibber, Swati Gupta

While national public policies such as performance contracts and disinvestment affect the dynamics of large- and medium-scale state-owned enterprises in emerging market…

Passenger rail SOEs as domestic institutional market actors

Lene Tolstrup Christensen

The purpose of this paper is to make an empirical-based conceptualization of the contemporary domestic state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as domestic institutional market…

Motives of mergers and acquisitions by state-owned enterprises: A taxonomy and international evidence

Massimo Florio, Matteo Ferraris, Daniela Vandone

This paper looks at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from the angle of the market for corporate control and analyzes in detail the reported rationales of a sample of 355…


State ownership and firm profitability in emerging markets: A simultaneous equations analysis

Mouna Ben Rejeb Attia, Naima Lassoued, Mohamed Chouikha

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between state ownership and firm profitability in developing countries by considering the endogenous nature of…

Organizational culture as a moderator between affective commitment and job satisfaction: Empirical evidence from Indian public sector enterprises

Shilpi Saha, Saraf Pavan Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating role of organizational culture in affective commitment and job satisfaction relationship.


Welfare effects of state-owned multinational enterprises: A view from agency and incomplete contracts theory

Asmund Rygh

The purpose of this paper is to theoretically investigate the potential welfare effects of state-owned enterprises’ (SOEs) international operations.

Corporatization and internationalization of state-owned enterprises: The role of institutional intermediaries

Matteo Landoni

The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework for the intermediation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Governments may apply different form of support…

Institutionalization to internationalization: The transformational dynamics and outward foreign direct investment of state-owned enterprises

K.S. Redding, En Xie, Qingqing Tang

The purpose of this paper is to examine the most interesting research question of the past decade – What Lures the Bears? Leveraging the public sector management and…

From welfare to wealth creation: A review of the literature on privatization of state-owned enterprises

Divya Verma Gakhar, Abhijit Phukon

The purpose of this paper is to review several influential empirical studies that examine the performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The paper undertakes a…

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