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State-owned enterprises and the arm’s length concept: the case of government commercial companies in Fiji

Amosa, Desmond U. (2010) State-owned enterprises and the arm’s length concept: the case of government commercial companies in Fiji. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 32 (1). pp. 89-105. ISSN 0259-8272

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    Abstract

    Influenced by the rhetoric of the arm’s concept, Fiji’s public enterprise reform of 1993 took off with high hopes of better things to come for the struggling government commercial companies (GCCs) that had been posing a significant burden on the government’s limited resources. Unfortunately, the prevailing sense of optimism faded after more than a decade of inconsistent performance by the majority of GCCs. There was an oversight right from the outset. Responsible authorities were easily carried away by the finesse of the concept and were largely ignorant of the realities in Fiji that stifled progress following the 1993 reform.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Divisions: Others
    Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2010 14:55
    Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 10:35
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4442
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