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Investigating The Failure Of State Owned Enterprises (Soes) Of An Emerging Economy: A Comparative Case Study


  • RAJIB Md Salah Uddin

    (Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

  • KUMARA Emil Sudath

    (Wayamba University of Sri Lank, Sri Lanka)

  • FAN Luo

    (Wuhan University of Technology, P. R China)


This study investigates the failure and aftermath of state owned enterprises (SOEs) of an emerging economy, Bangladesh. Failure of SOEs of emerging economy has been investigated by many researchers during the last few decades. This study is an extension of previous research. Through the comparative case study, this study tries to explore the scenario of failure of SOEs, the causal factors of failure, remedial actions and aftermath in SOEs. The findings indicate that different authorities from the policy maker to the operating level employees cannot avoid the responsibilities for failure. Even proper restructuring within the ownership of government can drive the firm positively. It is expected that the comparative case study will help to make the decision for the concerned authorities of Bangladesh as well as the authorities of other countries of the world who are in the same position.

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  • RAJIB Md Salah Uddin & KUMARA Emil Sudath & FAN Luo, 2016. "Investigating The Failure Of State Owned Enterprises (Soes) Of An Emerging Economy: A Comparative Case Study," Studies in Business and Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 11(2), pages 115-129, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:11:y:2016:i:2:p:115-129

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