The Global Presence of SOEs and Their Receipts of Advantages
The focus of this book is the treatment by governments of their state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This Chapter broadly describes the problem to be addressed, i.e., the various advantages granted to SOEs, and explains why it is a problem from a historical and an economic perspective. In addition, it explains why governments grant advantages to SOEs. It is important to examine the problem from these different perspectives to provide a context for the analysis of current legal rules and possible proposals to improve them.