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The State as Strategic Manager?


  • Dan Breznitz
  • Carsten Zimmermann


What kind of guidelines can be established for a government policy to promote economic growth? Many now believe there should be almost none. However, these authors think very differently. They argue that the management literature contains a framework that supports constructive government policies. Government can act much like a strategic manager in a conglomerate, not picking industrial winners but creating general capabilities and incentives.

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  • Dan Breznitz & Carsten Zimmermann, 2008. "The State as Strategic Manager?," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 51(4), pages 70-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:51:y:2008:i:4:p:70-88
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132510404

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