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Reappraising State-Owned Enterprise by Pier Angelo Toninelli, Robert Millward, Franco Amatori

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Does a Model of Italian State-Owned Enterprise Really Exist?

Franco Amatori and Pier Angelo Toninelli

INTRODUCTION

This chapter aims to show that an Italian model of public enterprise actually did exist and, subsequently, to delineate its main characteristics.

Here we anticipate that Italy’s most original contributions to the international constellation of state-owned companies in the field were the public holdings created in the 1930s and 1950s, namely IRI (Institute for Industrial Reconstruction) and ENI (National Agency for Hydrocarbons). The peculiar nature of these institutions was the matching of state property with the style of private entrepreneurship and management. Therefore, even if IRI and ENI coincided with a significant portion ...

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