Irish public assets: establishment, control and privatisation of state-owned enterprises
This 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.
Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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