Managers for African Public Enterprises, Some Reflections on Problems and Issues Confronting Public Enterprises and Strategies and Approaches for Management Development

Africa represents the classic picture of centuries of exploitation by foreign colonial powers, by slave traders and by rapacious foreign private interests. In many ways the problems of development in Africa differ from those arising in Asia and Latin in America. It is in this context that one must view the critical importance and role which public enterprises are playing and will continue to play in the African scene. Although the African States show a wide spectrum of historical and cultural backgrounds, political ideologies and state objectives, irrespective of these variations in all African countries public enterprises are emerging as the key factor of development. The author considers some of the critical dimensions of public enterprise management with specific reference to management development. Diagr.

Title: Managers for African Public Enterprises, Some Reflections on Problems and Issues Confronting Public Enterprises and Strategies and Approaches for Management Development
Author: Fernandes, J.
Year: 1983
Periodical: African Administrative Studies
Issue: 22
Pages: 71-102
Language: English
Geographic term: Africa
Abstract: Africa represents the classic picture of centuries of exploitation by foreign colonial powers, by slave traders and by rapacious foreign private interests. In many ways the problems of development in Africa differ from those arising in Asia and Latin in America. It is in this context that one must view the critical importance and role which public enterprises are playing and will continue to play in the African scene. Although the African States show a wide spectrum of historical and cultural backgrounds, political ideologies and state objectives, irrespective of these variations in all African countries public enterprises are emerging as the key factor of development. The author considers some of the critical dimensions of public enterprise management with specific reference to management development. Diagr.