publication . Preprint . 1983

Bureaucratic, engineering and economic men: decision-making for technology in tanzania's state-owned enterprises.

James, J;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1983
Abstract
ILO pub-WEP pub. Study of the relationship between national planning objectives and capital intensive choice of technology by public enterprises in Tanzania - gives theoretical models of decision making behaviour; includes case studies based on the textile industry, sugar industry, an edible oil mill, detergent industry, printing ink factory, maize mill and shoe factory; outlines problems of state intervention, bureaucracy and industrial policy alternatives.
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS
free text keywords: WEP pub, national planning, capital intensive, choice of technology, public enterprise, Tanzania, theory, decision making, behaviour, case study, textile industry, sugar industry, edible oil, detergent, industry, factory, maize, shoe, state intervention, bureaucracy, industrial policy, pub PME, planification nationale, forte intensité de capital, choix de technologie, entreprise publique, Tanzanie, pub PME, planificación nacional, alto coeficiente de capital, elección de tecnología, empresa pública, Tanzanía, théorie, prise de décision, comportement, étude de cas, industrie textile, industrie du sucre, huile comestible, détergent, industrie, usine, maïs, chaussure, intervention de l'Etat, bureaucratie, politique industrielle, teoría, toma de decisiones, comportamiento, estudio de casos, industria textil, industria del azúcar, aceite comestible, detergente, industria, fábrica, maíz, calzado, intervención estatal, burocracia, política industrial

a) The Investment Planning System and Managerial Discretion. . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 b) Difficulties in the formulation of a national objective function. . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 c) The limited capacity for control...... .........

W.E. Clark, Socialist Development and Public Investment in Tanzania, 1964-73, University of Toronto Press, 1978, p. 140.

F. Perkins, "Technological choice, industrialisation and development: The case of Tanzania", D. Phil. thesis, University of Sussex, July 1980, p. 408.

F. Perkins, "Technology choice, 4.ndustrialisation and development experiences in Tanzania", Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 19, Jan. 1983, p. 211.

Leibenstein, 1976, op. cit., p. 73.

Leibenstein, 1980, oj. cit., p. 11.

Leibenstein, 1973, op. cit., p. 26-7.

Martin's IPress, 1981, p. 10-11.

H. Raiffa, "Decision making in the state-owned enterprise" in Vernon and Aharoni, op. cit., p. 57.

G. Winston, "The appeal of inappropriate technologies: Selfinflicted wages, ethnic pride and corruption", Williams College, Center for Development Economics, Research Memorandum Series, No. 68, Jan. 1978.

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