State-owned Enterprise

  • Adriana Tiron-Tudor
  • Ioana Andreea Ciolomic
Living reference work entry



The enterprises where the government has ownerships.


State-owned enterprises (SOEs) represent a significant player with growing importance in the global and local economies nowadays. SOEs have different roles, from internationalization through foreign trade and investment, to promote economic development as part of national development strategies. The importance of SOEs in the global economy in recent years is increasing and mainly driven by the growth of emerging economies but also the impact of the global financial crisis on views on the role of the state in the economy.

State-Owned Enterprises’ Definitions from Different Perspectives (Governance, Accounting, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Accounting and AuditBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Babes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania