Successfully Implementing Turnaround Strategies in State-Owned Companies is based on comprehensive research into the implementation of turnaround strategies at South African Airways and Kenya Airways, and into the strategic restructuring which saw Ethiopian Airlines emerging as the most successful African airline. It is based on almost 50 interviews which the author, turnaround strategy scholar Kaizer Nyatsumba, had with a wide variety of stakeholders especially in South Africa and Kenya, among them Senior Executives, Board Members, Cabinet Ministers (among them Barbara Hogan, Malusi Gigaba and Nhlanhla Nene) and Labour Representatives.
Informed by in-depth research, this book is a must-read for anybody interested in the subject of turnaround strategies and, especially, how the fortunes of ailing State-owned companies in South Africa, Kenya and elsewhere on the continent can be turned around successfully.
A former Newspaper Editor, Kaizer Mabhilidi Nyatsumba is currently the CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa. He was educated at Georgetown University in the USA and the University of Hull in the UK.