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The financial economics of privatization

Author: William L Megginson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bill Megginson begins The Financial Economics of Privatization with a brief history of the rise and fall of state ownership in the modern era. He then examines the impact that privatization has had on financial markets and corporate finance, focusing on the privatization experiences of five industries that have seen the largest number of state ownership sales - specifically, telecommunications, banking, oil and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William L Megginson
ISBN: 0195150627 9780195150629
OCLC Number: 54530043
Description: x, 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The scope of privatization --
Why do countries privatize? --
How do countries privatize? --
Empirical evidence on privatization's effectiveness in non-transition economies --
Empirical evidence on privatization in transition economies --
The structure and investment performance of privatization share offerings --
Privatization's impact on financial market development --
Privatization industry studies: telecommunications --
Privatization industry studies: commercial banking --
Privatization industry studies: energy and airlines --
The lessons and future of privatization.
Responsibility: William L. Megginson.
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Focuses on where privatization stands and what are the next frontiers, the why and how behind countries who privatize certain industries, whether privatization works as an economic tool, and  Read more...

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