The act of changing a government-run firm into a private-sector firm. In order to accomplish this transition, the government must either sell or otherwise redistribute the formerly government-run firm in a way that is equitable to citizens.

Denationalization is also known as "privatization".

A recent example of denationalization can be found in the formerly government-owned Japan Post Group. This group of companies provided postal services, banking and insurance products in Japan. However, the group was unable to turn a profit under government management. As part of an ongoing campaign to cut government spending, the Japan Post Group was denationalized by the Japanese government.

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  • Denationalization — De*na tion*al*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]nationalisation.] The act or process of denationalizing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denationalization — (Amer.) n. privatization, act of removing from government control or ownership; changing an industry from state or public ownership to private ownership; (Politics) deprivation of national rights (also denationalisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • denationalization — denationalize de‧na‧tion‧al‧ize [diː næʆnəlaɪz] also denationalise verb [transitive] to sell a business or industry that is owned by the state, so that it is owned privately; = PRIVATIZE: • There was no attempt to denationalize the giant state… …   Financial and business terms

  • denationalization — denationalize (also denationalise) ► VERB ▪ transfer from public to private ownership. DERIVATIVES denationalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • denationalization — noun see denationalize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • denationalization — See denationalize. * * * …   Universalium

  • denationalization — noun The act or process of denationalizing, of removing from government control …   Wiktionary

  • denationalization — privatization …   Accounting dictionary

  • denationalization — See privatization …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • denationalization — An alternative term for *privatization …   Auditor's dictionary

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