Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

State-Owned Enterprise Governance Reform: An Inventory of Recent Change


The first Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises – A Survey of OECD Countries (SOEs) in OECD countries was published in 2005, providing a valuable source of cross-country information about the governance of SOEs and their legal and regulatory frameworks.


This publication updates the 2005 report, taking stock of the significant changes in the SOE landscape in OECD countries since then. It includes information about SOE governance practices in the four new OECD countries - Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia - and pays special attention to Poland which has embarked on an ambitious programme of SOE reform.


The country surveys are organised according to the main sections of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises: 

  • The legal and regulatory framework for SOEs 
  • The State acting as an owner
  • Equitable treatment of shareholders
  • Relations with stakeholders
  • Transparency and disclosure
  • The responsibilities of the boards of SOEs     


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