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I. The Concept of Public Enterprise
(817 words)

Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations | Chapter 13 (1972): Governmental (Public) Enterprises

Completed in 1969

Wolfgang Friedmann

Part 1. Concepts and Types of Public Enterprises

1. The title of the present essay gives some indication of the vagueness and ambiguity of the concept of “public enterprise.” The treatment of the subject within the context of a volume principally devoted to commercial corporations is justified by the overwhelming importance of a corporate form of organization for public enterprises c…

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Wolfgang Friedmann, “I. The Concept of Public Enterprise”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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