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Title:The Management and Administration of Parastatal Organizations for the Promotion of Indigenous Enterprise: A West African Experience
Author:Collins, Paul D.
Periodical:Public Administration and Development
Geographic term:Ghana
public enterprises
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Abstract:The legislation guiding the promotion of Ghanaian enterprise - the Ghana Business (Promotion) Act of 1970, superceded in 1975 by the Investment Policy Decree - has created a statutory authority, the Ghana Enterprise Development Commission, to manage a range of objectives associated with what is popularly termed 'indigenization'. Taking as a case study the recent initiatives of the Ghana Government to promote indigenous enterprise, this article analyses the performance of parastatal organizations instrumental in fulfilling public policy objectives in this area. It examines 1) the management objectives established by the guiding legislation, 2) the corresponding choice of organizational structure, and finally the ways in which parastatal managers therein endeavour to implement the tasks of redistributing opportunities between foreign and indigenous private enterprise. The article considers the effectiveness of resources use by recipients of enterprises, including patterns of distribution amongst the latter, in order to determine the impact of parastatal organisation procedures on policy outcomes. Notes, ref., sum.