"This title was first published in 2003.This book analyzes the policy initiatives used in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States to improve the efficiency of government service delivery, such as commercialization, privatization, and, in particular, corporatization. The book looks at how markets, corporate governance processes, and judicial and administrative reviews affect the efficiency and ethics of service delivery. The book crosses a number of academic disciplines - corporate law and governance, law and economics, public choice theory, ethics and public law and administration. It will also be of value to a range of professional constituencies - to those involved in governance functions in government and privatized corporations, to professionals servicing these organizations, and to officials administering government services. These issues are also highly pertinent to emerging economies where governance of public services is crucial to the transition to market democracy."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2003 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Introduction / Michael J. Whincop chapter 2 Halfway House or Revolving Door? Corporatisation and Political Cycles in Western Democracy / A.J. Brown chapter 3 Governance of Public Corporations: Profits and the Public Benefit / John Quiggin chapter 4 Corporatisation and the Behaviour of Government Owned Corporations / Stephen P. King chapter 5 Comments on Quiggin and King / Allan Brown chapter 6 The Role of Ministerial Shareholders in the Governance of Government Owned Corporations / Michael J. Whincop chapter 7 Virtual Privatisation: Governance Reforms for Government Owned Firms / David A. Skeel chapter 8 Comments on Whincop and Skeel / Bernard McCabe chapter 9 A Private-Rights Standing Model to Promote Public-Regarding Behaviour by Government Owned Corporations / Maxwell L. Stearns chapter 10 Governance, Liability and Immunity of Government Business Enterprises and Their Boards / Bryan Horrigan chapter 11 Complaint Resolution in Government Owned Corporations and Privatised Utilities: Some Legal and Constitutional Conundrums / Spencer Zifcak chapter 12 Comments on Stearns, Horrigan and Zifcak / Stephen Bottomley.