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Title:Leadership training: a panacea for productive public enterprises in Nigeria
Author:Obasa, Olufemi
Periodical:African Administrative Studies (ISSN 0007-9588)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:public enterprises
management education
Abstract:Despite reforms of the public sector by successive governments, public enterprises in Nigeria are still characterized by inefficiency and low productivity. This article argues that a solution to this problem lies not so much in privatization of public enterprises as in leadership training and development of human resources management. Areas in which training of managers in the public sector is needed include project management handling, team-building and knowledge sharing, awareness of the need for public infrastructure maintenance, accountability, creativity and innovative attitude, quality management, time and stress management, corporate planning, communication and computerization. The author lists the benefits of leadership training for managers of public enterprises and also points at barriers to leadership training in the public sector (costs, unwillingness among top managers, and the difficulty to find appropriate and competent training institutions). Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]