Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 4, 1993

Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting

Michel G. Bédard
Pages 139-148

A Multi-Factor Model for Analysis of the Socioeconomic Contribution of Privatized Enterprises In Canada

Over the past several years a good number of federal and provincial crown corporations have been yielded up to the private sector within the sweep of a vast economic reform movement. Legislators and neoiiberals alike believed the firms in question would, once privatized, do roundly better than before the change. The assertion bears verification and therefore an analytical model is proposed with the stated objective being to assess the socioeconomic contribution, if any, of privatized enterprises. The author is presently using the model within the context of a research project on privatized enterprises (including Bombardier - Canadair, Teleglobe Canada and the like), with a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.