This 9th issue of the Hawkamah Journal focuses on corporate governance in SOEs. Good governance practices are crucial for SOEs given that state ownership of businesses always involves some risk of conflict of interest. This issue explores Asian, Egyptian, British and Brazilian experiences in state ownership as well as the governance challenges faced by SOEs in the GCC that are shifting toward partial privatization.
As an Independent Director on a state-owned enterprise there are some important differences from publicly listed companies, not least that there is one shareholder rather than the multitude of shareholders in the listed environment.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are an essential element in the international economic architecture. Across the OECD area and in emerging economies they continue to dominate certain segments of the economy that matter greatly for the downstream competitive
This article addresses the efforts to introduce corporate governance in the PBS companies as part of the “corporatization” and administrative reform of SOEs in general.
What is it like being an independent director on the board of a state-owned enterprise? Frank Dangeard is someone who knows.
The Saudi Arabian government’s potential plan to take the oil giant Saudi Aramco public has generated considerable excitement as well as concern.
A State Owned Enterprise (SOE) is a business that is wholly, or partially, owned by a government. Although SOEs are ostensibly commercial organisations, they are often managed with a broader mandate to help develop economies, provide essential services an
It is well-known that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been a primary driving force to promote national economic growth in many countries in Asian region.
This article explores the privatization programs implemented by Brazil’s governments since 1990.
Government ownership of businesses always involves some risk of conflict of interest. Either the politicians that control the business may push decisions that benefit them personally or serve short term political interests at the expense of the broader co