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The case of a successful government owned enterprise

Narayan, Jashwini J. (2011) The case of a successful government owned enterprise. Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Business Management, 2 (1). pp. 44-55.

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Abstract

This article, in particular examines the success factors as public entities in Fiji journey into organisational changes. Fiji is a coup ridden yet one of the most developed of Pacific Island economies. This study employed qualitative research methods to collect data. To achieve the specific objectives, an analytical study of an institutional case study was used. Reliance has been placed on both the primary and secondary sources. Based on data obtained through in-depth interviews and various related documentary evidence, this paper investigates how the organisational change exercises fare in successful Government Commercial Companies in Fiji. This theme is empirically based, exemplified by a successful GCC, namely Unit Trust of Fiji (Management) Limited. The usefulness of this study draws from the gaps that exist in prior research, whereby past research on public enterprise reforms have not been too many in developing island states. This article has two goals. A complete account of the GCC is discussed, as the first aim. The second aim unveils the success factors in the said public enterprise. There are success factors of the said public enterprise. At the same time, the paper also unveils the not so smooth journey at times or rather a bumpy ride to success due to mistakes made and hurdles faced. But in the face of difficulties, the entity has shown competitiveness and a positive attitude. The paper suggests that Fiji needs to realise the importance of similar success factors if it wishes for successful organisational changes in all public entities

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2011 15:07
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 16:33
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4495
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