Third Semester

MPA 513: Public Enterprises Management

The basic objective of this course is to provide students with the skills and techniques in managing public enterprises.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Enterprises (PEs)           (LH 8)
  • Concept of public enterprises
  • Evolution of public enterprises
  • Objectives of public enterprises
Unit 2: Organizational Pattern of PEs    (LH 10)
  • Classification of PEs
  • Forms of organization: departmental, public corporation, state company, operating contract
Unit 3: Autonomy, Accountability, Social Responsibility and Efficiency     (LH 12)
  • Concept of autonomy, accountability and efficiency
  • Autonomy vs. accountability
  • Accountability of PEs and corporate social responsibility
  • Criteria and approaches to efficiency measurement
  • Overall performance of PEs and, organization and management aspects of PEs in Nepal
Unit 4: Pricing, Profit Policy and Governing Board     (LH 10)
  • Concept of pricing and profit; factors affecting pricing and profit
  • Types of pricing system: break even, marginal cost, import parity, discriminating and cost plus pricing
  • Governing board: need, composition, types and size of boards
Unit 5: Privatization           (LH 8)
  • Concept of privatization
  • Forms/modalities of privatization
  • Overview of privatization process in Nepal
  • Issues and challenges of privatization in Nepal


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  • Gupta, K. R. (2006). Issues in Public Enterprises. New Delhi: S Chand & Company.
  • Naraian, L. (2007). Principles and Practices of Public Enterprises Management. New Delhi: S Chand & Company.