The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I

Book Name : The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I_x000D_
The formative years 1970-1987

By by David Parker

Sub Title : The formative years 1970-1987

Written by : by David Parker

Subject Category : Economics

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This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume addresses a number of key questions: To what extent was privatisation a clear policy commitment within the Thatcher Governments of the 1980s - or did Government simply stumble on the idea? Why were particular public corporations sold early in the 1980s and other sales delayed until well into the 1990s? What were the privatisation objectives and how did they change over time, if at all? How was each privatisation planned and executed, how were different City advisers appointed and remunerated, what precise roles did they play? How was each privatisation administered; in what ways did the methods evolve and change and why? How were sale prices determined? Which government departments took the lead role; what was the input of the Treasury and Bank of England; and what was the relationship between Ministers and civil servants? The study draws heavily from the official records of the British Government to which the author was given full access and from interviews with leading figures involved in each of the privatisations – including ex-Ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This new official history will be of much interest to students of British political history, economics and business studies. Taylor and Francis; January 2009 ISBN 9781134031405 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I Author: David Parker Imprint: Routledge Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management > Competition Business > Corporate & Business History Business > Development Business > Economic Development Political Science > Economic Policy Business > Finance History > Great Britain Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Large industry. Factory system. Big business > Industrial policy Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry Business > Management History > Modern Political Science > Public Policy Social Sciences ISBNs 0203881524 9780415469166 9780203881521 9781134031405 9781134031399 About The Author David Parker is Research Professor in Privatisation and Regulation in the School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. He has researched privatisation for over 25 years, and has acted as a consultant on privatisation internationally. Previous publications include co-authoring The International Handbook on Privatization.

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management - Competition Business - Corporate & Business History Business - Development Business - Economic Development Political Science - Economic Policy Business - Finance History - Great Britain Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Large industry. Factory system. Big business - Industrial policy Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Industry Business - Management History - Modern Political Science - Public Policy Social Sciences

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0203881524 - 9780415469166 - 9780203881521 - 9781134031405 - 9781134031399

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David Parker is Research Professor in Privatisation and Regulation in the School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. He has researched privatisation for over 25 years, and has acted as a consultant on privatisation internationally. Previous publications include co-authoring The International Handbook on Privatization.

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Routledge