International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Privatisation of Public Enterprises in Developing Countries: An Overview
Alfred G. Nhema

The article examines the role that privatisation can play to overcome the problems associated with the operations of the public enterprises in developing countries. The paper is generally divided into three broad sections with the first part examining the emergence of privatization as a doctrine at the level of theory and praxis. The second part critically examines why public enterprises are created and highlights some of the problems associated with their operations. The final section explores privatisation techniques and problems of implementation. Country experiences will be used to illustrate and authenticate some assertions.

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