Selling the Family Silver is, moreover, the controversial 'warts and all' story of Britain's privatization programme, past and future. The chairmen, the cheats, the fanfares and the flops - from all sides of the political, social and economic coin, the author examines the contentious demise of nationalization and the real effectiveness of the private giants that have replaced it, finally posing the fundamental question: Has privatization worked?
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Colin Chapman, one of Britain's leading financial journalists, presents a straightforward yet authorative explanation of the different phases which turn a public sector enterprise into a fully-fledged privatized plc: commercializatioin, 'corporatization' and the so-called 'fattening up' prior to flotation. There are special sections on price fixing as well as on the role of privatization in Eastern Europe and the Third World.
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Book Description Random House Business Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091742412