Title: Sustainable development through public sector participation in developing countries: a case for South African parastatal CEOs

Authors: Reinford Khumalo

Addresses: North West University – Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X2046, 2375, South Africa

Abstract: CEOs| of public enterprises have the task of turning around the organisations they lead to make a meaningful contribution towards sustainable development. A personal vision, the philosophy that goes beyond the written mission and vision of the organisation is what makes a difference. This study examines the visions of South African CEOs of parastatals to see how they can influence changes in the organisations in which they are in charge. The challenges these organisations face are also identified to see how they could be minimised through the philosophies of these business leaders.

Keywords: sustainable development; sustainability; South Africa; Chief Executive Officers; CEOs; parastatals; mission; vision; public sector participation; developing countries; public enterprises; organisational change.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2008.020115

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2008 Vol.4 No.4, pp.323 - 330

Published online: 26 Aug 2008 *

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