Why do governments privatize?

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Abstract

In the 1980s there has been a world-wide trend towards privatization: the transfer of assets from the public to the private sector. This paper examines governments ' motives for privatization, which include increased efficiency, market pressures, lessened political interference, reduced power of trade unions, expanded opportunities for private enterprise, and governments' financed needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-23
Number of pages17
JournalTechnovation
Volume8
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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