Communal Enterprises — Past and Present
Communal enterprises (companies run by local or municipal authorities) have increasingly come under crossfire. Financial losses which the city council has to bear, and often inadequate services, have made many people ask whether privatization, or at least partprivatization, would not be better. So the Society for Business History was touching a thorny subject, even if the main emphasis at this meeting was on the historical aspect of the communal enterprise, with papers covering the Middle Ages to the present.
KeywordsShipping Income Monopoly
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