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Title:From Interventionism to Market-Based Management Approaches: The Zimbabwean Experience
Author:Zhou, Gideon
Year:2001
Periodical:Zambezia (ISSN 0379-0622)
Volume:28
Issue:2
Pages:229-261
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:public sector
public enterprises
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Management, Public Administration
management
government policy
privatization
Link:http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/html/itemdetail.cfm?recordID=1179
Abstract:The Zimbabwe government embarked on public sector enterprise reforms in 1991. The reforms were undertaken in two distinct phases, 1991-1995 and 1995 to date, with commercialization constituting the major policy feature of phase 1, and privatization and indigenization that of phase 2. A review of public enterprise management styles in the postindependence era and under reform implementation suggests that while official policy espouses market-based management policy, the mindset of the key policymakers is still steeped in interventionist orthodoxy. By 1998 the State in Zimbabwe had not significantly relinquished its traditional controls over the parastatals sector. Most public enterprises still operated under their traditional enabling Acts. Bibliogr., sum.
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