Privatization in Western Europe

pressures, problems, and paradoxes
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Statementedited by Vincent Wright.
SeriesSocial change in Western Europe
ContributionsWright, Vincent.
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LC ClassificationsHD4138 .P756 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination227 p ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1083601M
ISBN 101855672464, 1855672138
LC Control Number94007280

This study analyses the relationship between privatization and corruption in Europe over the period totaking into account the problems surrounding the issue of causality.

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The Politics of Privatisation in Western Europe [Vickers, John, Wright, Vincent] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Politics of Privatisation in Western EuropeCited by:   The privatization of large state-owned enterprises is one of the most radical policy developments of the last quarter century.

Right-wing governments have privatized in an effort to decrease the size of government, while left-wing governments have privatized either to compensate for the failures of state-owned firms or to generate revenues. In this way, privatization has spread from Europe to.

Ironically, the rush of investment bankers and Western experts who have been proposing privatization strategies in Eastern Europe have not addressed the real needs of the privatization process.

Industrial privatization in Western Europe: pressures, problems and paradoxes / Vincent Wright --Economic aspects of privatization in Britain / Ray Rees --The politics and practice of privatization in Britain / Jeremy J.

Richardson --Privatization in France, / Hervé Dumez and Alain Jeunemaître --Germany: symbolic privatizations in.

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Privatization in Western Europe: Pressures, Problems and Paradoxes (Social Change in Western Europe) [Vincent Wright] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying by: Deutsche Bundespost became in January Deutsche Post - the state owns % through the KfW.; Deutsche Telekom - the state still owns 32%, partly direct and partly through the KfW.; Deutsche Postbank - in the state floated a minority stake for € billion; Deutsche Bundesbahn became Deutsche Bahn inalthough it is % state owned.; UFA underwent privatization in   The relevance of Western Europe in the process can be ascribed to several factors.

This paper investigates the causes of this Privatization in Western Europe book, summarizes the main trends of privatization activity at the country level, analyzes the main privatization drivers and provides an account of the main findings of the effects of privatization at the macro and Cited by: extent of privatization in Western Europe as compared to the rest of the world.

Western Europe appears to be the area mostly involved in the process, having implemented the greatest number of privatizations (29 percent of global deals) and raised 48 percent of global revenues (see Table 1, and Figure 1). [INSERT ABOUT HERE Table 1, and Figure 1].

Transit Contracting and Privatization Initiatives in Western Europe While transit contracting has long existed but increased only slightly in the United States during the past decade, it has grown much more rapidly in Western Europe, where it was rare as recently as 15 years ago.

Privatization: Successes and Failures evaluates the practices and results of privatization in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Featuring the world's leading economists and experts on privatization, this volume offers a broad and balanced analysis of specific privatization projects and uncovers some surprising trends.

Wednesday, December 7th, am Privatization in Central and Eastern Europe On the whole, the shift from state to private ownership of many industrial assets in central and eastern European countries after communism has increased productivity in those countries.

Privatization has been an important phenomenon in Latin America, Western Europe, Asia and (obviously) the former Soviet block, but not in the USA where state ownership of enterprises has always been very small (see Figure 1).On average, since OECD privatization programmes have generated proceeds equivalent to % of total GDP, and in some cases up to 27% of country GDP.

Get this from a library. Privatization in Eastern Europe: a critical approach. [Iván Major] -- The task of turning the state owned assets of the Eastern European countries over to private ownership is one of the most challenging of our time, both intellectually and in practical terms.

Ivan. Read this book on Questia. The substantial political changes in Eastern Europe and Russia since have been accompanied by the attempted transfer, imposition, and imitation of labour relations practices and mechanisms from other market economies, primarily of Western Europe.

Water privatization in Argentina began in under the government of Carlos Menem as part of one of the world's largest privatization programs. Concessions were signed in 28% of the country's municipalities covering 60% of the population, [49] including in for the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires.

More relevant to the United States would be the period of privatization that has occurred in Western Europe and Japan over the last thirty years.

Beginning with the Margaret Thatcher administration in Great Britain during the late s and early s, privatization of numerous National assets occurred.

This File Size: KB. Background. Dieter Bös in his "Privatization in Europe: A Comparison of Approaches,"compares privatization in Western Europe, where he uses the United Kingdom and West Germany as the examples, and Eastern/Central Europe, where East Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Solvakia are the examples considered.

THE PRINCIPLES OF PRIVATIZATION IN EASTERN EUROPE Europe is by setting up financing and backing schemes of this kind. To some extent special Venture-capital' institutions will have to be established, for there is no denying that special risks are attached to lending money to new private businesses in a postsocialist by: Although privatization of firms in Central and Eastern Europe has been proceeding apace since the early s (Estrin ), 4 the governments of these nations are still more interventionist than Author: Saul Estrin.

Europe went through a massive privatization process starting under Margaret Thatcher in the ’s. But unlike the United States, U.K. and European countries had enormous state holdings that encompassed telecoms, utilities, banks, manufacturing and energy companies and many other industries.

Few of these are under public control in America. Privatization and Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe a positive operating cash flow, average oper-ating cashflow as a percent of revenue, growth in labor productivity, growth in total factor productivity, and growth in exports.

The data show that for each firm these measures tend to be highly correlated. The econometric analy. It's a book about society, Most of the electricity made and sold in England is now owned by dynamic, tech-savvy companies from western Europe, a Author: James Meek.

This is what marks out the current privatizations in Europe compared to earlier programmes. This chapter considers the development of privatization in the European Union.

It provides an overview of privatization activity in each of the EU states before turning to consider why privatization is fashionable at the present by: Western Europe emerges as the most important region, having implemented the greatest number of privatizations and raised a half of global revenues.

The relevance of Western Europe in the process can be ascribed to several factors. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Russian and East European Studies: A New Capitalist Order: Privatization and Ideology in Russia and Eastern Europe by Hilary Appel (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Abstract. The transformation of the Eastern European economies into market economies requires comprehensive action on three fronts: macroeconomic stabilization, liberalization of economic activity, and privatization of state-owned enterprises.

1 Each of these is a monumental task. Nonetheless, privatization stands out as the most difficult and novel of the three, both conceptually and by: The relevance of Western Europe in the process can be ascribed to several factors.

This paper investigates the causes of this process, summarizes the main trends of privatization activity at the country level, analyzes the main privatization drivers and provides an account of the main findings of the effects of privatization at the macro and.

Book Description. Privatization and Entrepreneurship: The Managerial Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe analyzes the challenges faced by managers in the transforming economies of Central and Eastern Europe and provides penetrating insights into the details of. Philippe H.

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Le Houerou is a senior country economist in the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office. ISSN: X Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Mass privatization in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: a comparative analysis / Ira W.

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A book describing that reform was the first with the word privatization in its title. Numerous privatization methods have been used in the United Kingdom and other developed nations. 26 The dominant method has been share issue privatizations. The government proceeds with an initial public offering (IPO) of all or a portion of company.The substantial political changes in Eastern Europe and Russia since have been accompanied by the attempted transfer, imposition, and imitation of labour relations practices and mechanisms from other market economies, primarily of Western Europe.

This book addresses the extent to which these transferred labour-relations institutions are likely to take root.