oa African Review - Control versus autonomy in improving the management of public commercial corporations in developing nations

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



It is no longer adequate to descriptionbe the role of public corporations in the economies of developing countries as ""important""; their role can only be accurately descriptionbed as ""vital"". Public corporations in developing countries now handle most of the important exports; they control the banking systems and insurance; they are pioneering industrial as well as commercial agricultural development: they control important services like electricity, railways, harbours, etc.; and more recently they are grappling with the importation of the more important goods and commodities.

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