Public enterprises in developing countries

One of the most central issues concerning ‘strategies of development’ is the form and extent of national government controls over the economy and one of the most controversial sectors of the economy in which this question arises, is that of public enterprises. This issue is usually presented in terms of the balance between government control and autonomy that public enterprises require to make their maximum contribution to national development. This paper discusses some of the factors in the organisation of public enterprises that will help the ideal combination to be realised. It is based on Ugandan public enterprises and on legal controls over Ugandan public corporations. Sections: Introduction – The assessment of the facts of enterprise existence – The machinery for control; the need for coordination and direction in the administrative machinery of government – The legal control of public corporation – Summary. Notes.

Title: Public enterprises in developing countries
Author: Glentworth, Garth
Year: 1973
Periodical: Journal of Administration Overseas
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
Pages: 190-205
Language: English
Geographic term: Uganda
Subject: public enterprises
Abstract: One of the most central issues concerning ‘strategies of development’ is the form and extent of national government controls over the economy and one of the most controversial sectors of the economy in which this question arises, is that of public enterprises. This issue is usually presented in terms of the balance between government control and autonomy that public enterprises require to make their maximum contribution to national development. This paper discusses some of the factors in the organisation of public enterprises that will help the ideal combination to be realised. It is based on Ugandan public enterprises and on legal controls over Ugandan public corporations. Sections: Introduction – The assessment of the facts of enterprise existence – The machinery for control; the need for coordination and direction in the administrative machinery of government – The legal control of public corporation – Summary. Notes.