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Public Organization Review

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 55–75 | Cite as

Public Enterprise Reform in Fiji Islands

  • ABU ELIAS SARKER
  • R.D. PATHAK
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Abstract

Reforming the public sector has been on the agenda of nations throughout the world since the late 1970s. Fiji is no exception. It has embarked on reforming its commercial and industrial enterprises since the late 1980s. The government of Fiji has reformed most of its enterprises with an avowed objective of enhancing profitability, productivity, efficiency and accountability. This paper makes an attempt to share some of the experiences of public enterprise reform process in Fiji. It aims to analyze the background, process, contents and impact of the reform and examine the factors impeding the reform program. It highlights that (a) both internal and external factors were responsible for introducing reforms; (b) the reform efforts have not been able to produce desired results; (c) the structural inadequacies in institutions and organizations have created bottlenecks in the reform process; and (d) uncertainty in the political sphere has contributed further to policy shifts.

public enterprise reform privatization corporatization developing countries Fiji islands 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • ABU ELIAS SARKER
    • 1
  • R.D. PATHAK
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business and Management, University of SharjahSharjahUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of Management and Public AdministrationUniversity of the South PacificSuvaFiji

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