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Title: State ownership, privatization and performance in Singapore: An exploratory study from a strategic management perspective
Authors: Heracleous, L. 
Keywords: Ownership
Privatization
Singapore
Strategic management
Telecommunications industry
Issue Date: 2001
Source: Heracleous, L. (2001). State ownership, privatization and performance in Singapore: An exploratory study from a strategic management perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management 18 (1) : 69-81. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper considers the ownership debate with regard to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) performance, that is, whether superior performance of SOEs can be achieved under state ownership. While the traditional belief has been, supported by empirical work, that private ownership is generally associated with superior performance, the experience of Singapore is a clear example to the contrary. We outline global privatization trends and discuss the impact of privatization programs. We then discuss Singapore Telecom as a case where state ownership combined with several contextual and firm-related factors, especially firm strategy, has led to sustained world-class performance. We develop a theoretical framework for this analysis based on the strategic management field. We lastly outline some theoretical and practical implications of the analysis. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Source Title: Asia Pacific Journal of Management
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44821
ISSN: 02174561
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