Does Privatization Improve Job Satisfaction? The Case of Ghana

K.F. Asiedu, H. Folmer

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This paper analyzes the impacts of privatization in Ghana on the basis of a survey of 300 workers in privatized and state-owned enterprises. The findings indicate a significant positive relationship between privatization and job satisfaction. Whereas monthly wage is an important determinant of job satisfaction in state-owned enterprises, education and the availability of training opportunities are strong determinants in privatized enterprises. The study also shows that there exists a variety of instruments to implement a privatization program smoothly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1779-1795
JournalWorld Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • organizational commitment
  • operating performance
  • developing-countries
  • market
  • discrimination
  • consequences
  • metaanalysis
  • selection
  • britain
  • income

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