Privatisation: a False Hope

Nicholas Potts

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Examines Eastern Europe’s struggle to privatise since the end of Communism; in particular reports on the experiences of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Russia. The danger of fast privatisation without restructuring is demonstrated by Czechoslovakia’s experience. Poland shows the importance of employing tight budget constraints. Russia demonstrates that privatisation in chaos is unlikely to produce real change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-409
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Public Sector Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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