Government Policy and Public Enterprise Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of Tanzania and Zanzibar, 1964-1984

Government Policy and Public Enterprise Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of Tanzania and Zanzibar, 1964-1984

By: J.Wagona Makoba (author)Hardback

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This study investigates the impact of state development policies of nationalization, Africanization and import substitution industrialization (ISI) on the activities and performance of selected industrial public enterprises (or parastatal organizations). The findings of the study how clearly that public enterprise performance in Tanzania and Zambia, as elsewhere in developing countries, is a result of the quality of management rather than type of ownership. It argues that any meaningful understanding of economic growth and performance must take into account the roles of both state and market as well as the particular historical and sociopolitical context within which they exist. The text extends the application of the resource dependency models of organizations to organizational behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa by demonstrating that local enterprise managers in both Tanzania and Zambia, rather than intelligently scanning their environment, are often overwhelmed by it.

Contents

Foreign economic domination, public enterprise formation and state control of the economy in Tanzania; foreign economic domination, public enterprise formation and state control of the economy in Zambia; state control of the economy and class formation in Tanzania; state control of the economy and class formation in Zambia; state control of the economy and public enterprise growth in Tanzania; public enterprise growth and expansion in Zambia. state control of the economy and public enterprise performance in Tanzania - the case of the National Development Organization; state control of the Zambian economy and the performance of the Industrial Development Organization; summary, conclusion and policy implications.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773422292
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9780773422292
  • ISBN10: 0773422293

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