Efficiency Through Competition in Public Utilities Policies for Restructuring by Geeta Gouri

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ContributionsOlu Fadahunsi (Editor)
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This book is published jointly by the International Center for Public Enterprises (ICPE) and the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) and is the outcome of the workshop organised in June on Efficiency through Competition in Public Utilities. Public utilities often have mixed mandates: to employ more.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Responsibility: edited by Geeta Gouri, R. Jayashankar and Olu. This book will be invaluable in helping all of us sort out the challenges facing todays utilities and their regulators. -- William J.

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