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Corporate Governance in Government Corporations

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ISBN13: 9780754622765
ISBN: 0754622762
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00 - Unavailable at Publisher

Many governments across the world have responded to the need for greater efficiency in the delivery of government services by the reorganization of these bureaucracies along the lines of for-profit business corporations. In doing so, governments have relied on the capacity for governance practices to overcome the weaker incentives created by the attenuated 'property rights' that are created in public enterprise.

This study of the corporate governance of these corporations examines the history of government corporations, the problems associated with mating the corporation to a public use, the possibilities for rent-seeking associated with government corporations, a new body of empirical evidence on governance practices and some of the potential areas for reform in government corporations. It will attract a broad academic audience and will also be of value and interest to a wide range of professional constituencies. It is the only book of its kind to evaluate the corporate governance issues in government corporations.

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Constitutional and Administrative Law, Company Law
Introduction; Historical and comparative issues; The management of the government corporation; The government as shareholder; Stakeholders and corporate governance; Reforming government corporations; Bibliography; Index.