Changes in Business Structures: Challenges for Management of Libyan Industry

Alafi Abouazoum, E.J. de Bruijn, H.J. Steenhuis

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Libya has become a transition economy due to global industrial and political changes in the past decades. Being for long time under government control has created a number of challenges for the management of the SOEs. The most challenging aspect is firm performance improvement. Based on a pilot study, this paper develops a conceptual model that determines the firm performance after transition. The results show that despite the change of managerial incentive, behaviour and relationship; the performance of investigated firms did not improve. This can be explained by firm’s restructuring, privatisation method, trade openness, and the weak enforcement of law.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th World Business Congress on The International Management Development Association (IMDA)
EditorsE. Kaynak, T.D. Harcar
PublisherThe International Management Development Association (IMDA)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2008


  • METIS-252913
  • IR-76013

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