The role of public enterprises in development in eastern Africa
University of Nairobi, Institute for Development Studies
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The Papers presented here were prepared for a Conference on The Role of Public Enterprises in Development in Eastern Africa, held at the Institute for Development Studies from 4 - 7 November 1980. The purpose of the Conference was to make an assessment of the research done so farcin the field in Eastern Africa, to analyse and compare the role of public enterprises and their problem in the countries of Eastern Africa and to give the participating researches some orientation for their further research and bring activities. The Conference outlined background, Powers and Objectives of Male participation and focussed on the analysis of constructions of public enterprises to economic development. Other section of the Conference dealt with the control aspect and the autonomy of public enterprises and work analyses for an improved performance. The participants were mainly researches from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia, but also from local officials and managers from public enterprises working in Kenya.