Privatisation issues and methods: lessons from British experience for India

Kodwani, Devendra and Wood, Douglas (1997). Privatisation issues and methods: lessons from British experience for India. In: Titus, Varkey K. ed. Economic Liberalisation: its impact on Indian economy, business and society. Kansas, USA: Association of Indian Economic Studies, pp. 61–74.

Abstract

This paper examines the rationale and various other issues underlying the privatization of public sector enterprises (PSEs). The focus is privatization of public utilities in particular power utilities a sector which has been criticised in India for poor performance in the public sector. We relate the British experience of privatizing electricity industry with a view to examining lessons for India from the British approach to privatization.

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