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Title:Public sector in Africa: the case study of Zambian parastatals
Author:Stefanski, B.
Year:1987
Periodical:Africana Bulletin
Issue:34
Pages:35-63
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subject:public enterprises
Abstract:After an introduction outlining the economic rationale of public sector companies in African development and the record of their performance after thirty years of formal independence, the author examines the economic background of the public sector in Zambia, the evolution of Zambian parastatals, the organizational structure of the public sector and the problems facing parastatals in Zambia. An assessment of their success or failure indicates that a number of parastatals are not performing satisfactorily and fail to provide either profit, output or services required. Yet there seems to be a broad consensus among influential Zambian experts that radical restructuring of the existing arrangements is not required. The calls are rather for readjustments within the status quo, primarily through changes in personnel attitudes or through further nationalization of administrative structures and practices. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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