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20 May 2020
Politics & government; Political economy; Public finance accounting; Business mathematics & systems; Public ownership & nationalisation
State-owned enterprises make up roughly 10 percent of the world economy, yet they are woefully understudied. This handbook offers the first synthesis of the topic since the 1980s and offers a comprehensive reference for a generation.

The authors provide a detailed explanation of the theory that underpins the expansion of state-owned enterprises in the 21st century. Each chapter delivers an overview of current knowledge, as well as identifying issues and relevant debates for future research. The authors explain how state-owned enterprises are used in both developed and developing countries and offer an insight into complex and fascinating organizations such as the German municipal conglomerates or the multinational companies owned by states. New modes of governance and regulation have been invented to make sure they act in the public interest. This handbook brings together a wealth of international scholars, offering multiple theoretical perspectives to help shape a brave new world.

It will be of interest to teachers and students of Economics, Public Administration and Business, academics, established researchers and PhD students seeking rigorous literature reviews on specific aspects of SOEs, as well as practitioners and decision makers in international organizations.
Edited by:   Luc Bernier (University of Ottawa Canada), Massimo Florio (University of Milan, Italy), Philippe Bance (University of Rouen, France)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   1.411kg
ISBN:   9781138487697
ISBN 10:   1138487694
Series:   Routledge International Handbooks
Pages:   654
Publication Date:   20 May 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Luc Bernier is Jarislowsky Chair of Public Sector Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada. Massimo Florio is Professor of Public Economics at the University of Milan, Italy, and the President of the CIRIEC International Scientific Commission Public Enterprises/Public Services. Philippe Bance is Professor of Economics at the University of the French Antilles and the President of the International Scientific Council of CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information of Public, Social and Cooperative Economy).

Reviews for The Routledge Handbook of State-Owned Enterprises

This refreshing handbook rethinks completely all aspects of state ownership of enterprises and financial firms and develops new theoretical approaches to understand their areas of action and their hybrid ownership structures. Well grounded in modern economic theory, the handbook provides critical approaches to the study of the state as an entrepreneur, financier and as an innovator. This handbook will become a key reference for scholars interested in economics, public policy, and public management. - Aldo Musacchio, Professor, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA Essential reading for scholars, policy-makers and the general public who want a handle on the core contemporary challenges facing State-Owned Enterprises today. - Professor Judith Clifton, University of Cantabria and Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge This much-needed book from very well-known specialists in public and cooperative economics will spare you years of work to grasp what is new with the current structures and practice of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the 21st century. The authors discuss these matters from three complementary angles: historical, empirical and theoretical. In the current climate, no one should discard any new role for any type of SOE, before having read this timely and most welcome handbook. - Jean-Michel Glachant, Loyola de Palacio Professor in European energy policy and Director, Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute) Despite the modesty of its title, this 'Handbook' is much more than a manual. It presents all the available data and thoroughly tackles the scientific analyses relating to state-owned enterprises, in all their fields of activity and across all continents, with accuracy and precision. From now on, this will be my go-to reference guide! - Jacques Fournier, former secretary general of the French government, former president of the SNCF, author of L'economie des besoins (2013)

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