The Structure and Control of Public Enterprises in Algeria: Problems and Reforms

Hamzaoui, Cherif (1988) The Structure and Control of Public Enterprises in Algeria: Problems and Reforms. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The Algerian public enterprise which, since 1965, had benefitted from considerable political and financial support of policy makers came under closer scrutiny and, indeed, severe criticism in the late 1970's. In 1980 the central authorities decided to reorganise these public firms. This reorganisation was part of a wider reform programme aimed at restructuring the administration and management of the public sector as a whole. The reforms stressed the need for greater decentralisation in decision making and a greater degree of financial autonomy for the public enterprises. The public enterprises were broken up into smaller, more specialised units in order to allow a more rational use of resources and to reduce the widespread inefficiency and waste in the public sector. In addition to these structural changes the finances of the public enterprises were overhauled. A number of measures to strengthen their financial autonomy were proposed. These included the deregulation of prices, the reactivation of the role of credit, the introduction of self-financing for minor investments.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Political science, Economics, North African studies
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-76829
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:33

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