Irish public assets: establishment, control and privatisation of state-owned enterprises
AbstractThis article reviews the establishment and use of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Ireland. It notes the many difficulties experienced in obtaining a precise view of the composition of the Irish public sector and comments on ambivalent (and therefore often destructive) attitudes to the control of SOEs. It concludes with a privatisation case study, which demonstrates the ad hoc manner in which the divestment of public assets is often conducted, suggesting that altogether insufficient attention has been given in Ireland to values inherent in public ownership.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Public Policy.
Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Web page: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=97
Ireland; state-owned enterprises; Irish Telecom; Telecom Eireann; Eircom; privatisation; foreign ownership; public ownership; parliamentary accountability; public sector; public ownership; public assets; public sphere; public policy.;
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