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Public-Owned Enterprises (POEs): definition, evolution, and evaluation / Context

In: Accountability, anti-corruption, and transparency policies in Public-Owned Enterprises (POEs)

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  • Andrea ZATTI

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The second Chapter gives an overview of the main analytical approaches adopted in the rest of the analysis, providing also a brief historical reconstruction of the role of Public Owned Enterprises (POEs). The examination shows how, within a general pathway characterized by several stops and goes and changes of course, POEs have more recently become a widespread and specific way to manage public functions with respect to both internal management and full outsourcing. This phenomenon, often called satellizzation or corporatization, has thus attracted increasing interest by scientific studies, emphasizing at the same time positive aspects and pitfalls. Furthermore, the peculiarities of the links and inter-relationships among POEs, governance and corruption are presented, focusing on the guidelines and operative instructions elaborated by many international organizations and institutions to enhance anticorruption and integrity in POEs

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  • Andrea ZATTI, 2021. "Public-Owned Enterprises (POEs): definition, evolution, and evaluation / Context," CIRIEC Studies Series, in: Andrea ZATTI & CIRIEC (ed.), Accountability, anti-corruption, and transparency policies in Public-Owned Enterprises (POEs), volume 2, chapter 0, pages 21-42, CIRIEC - Université de Liège.
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    Keywords

    Public Owned Enterprises (POEs); Hybrid organizations; Corporatization; Historical evolution; Corruption; Accountability;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises

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